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Under-resourced state, local and county agencies are increasingly targets of business email compromise scams, but basic cyber hygiene can go far to prevent it.
Some of the most important legislation states and cities enact to fight the coronavirus pandemic will be passed on grainy video chats or glitchy conference calls, using processes that have never been tested.
Several states are reporting only positive COVID-19 test results from private labs, a practice that paints a misleading picture of how fast the disease is spreading.
The National League of Cities has posted a Google spreadsheet listing policies issued to fight the coronavirus.
A state-level data system that supports telehealth, advanced analytics, visualization and reporting could help officials safely and effectively manage their complex mix of patients, facilities and health care staff.
Lacking any concrete signs of progress at the federal level, states will continue to be the driving force of data protection innovation, providing greater privacy and security protections that introduce ever greater complexity in an already dynamic compliance landscape.
A pivot to voting by mail could strain state resources and disenfranchise certain voters if not handled properly, but fully integrating an elevated vote-by-mail system takes years and a large investment.
To help state and local communities prioritize their responses to the coronavirus outbreak, the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency has identified the workers it considers critical to protecting public health and safety.
A wave of laid-off workers, mostly from restaurants and bars that together form the nation’s largest private employer, overwhelmed state unemployment systems as states relaxed rules on coronavirus-related unemployment insurance.
None of Congress’ emergency coronavirus funding goes directly to first responders for the protective gear and supplies that paramedics, firefighters and EMTs need to safely fight the virus. One fire chief said they’re being forgotten.
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