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The Emergency Benefits for Independent Workers Program Act would establish an emergency portable benefits fund for states to use for unemployed workers and to help modernize their IT systems.
The additional responsibilities state and local IT shops have taken on in the wake of the pandemic have stretched their already thin resources, but the work administering hundreds of federal programs may finally open the door for federal cybersecurity funding.
Contact tracing apps use smartphones’ GPS and Bluetooth functions to collect and share data about where users have been and with whom they’ve come in contact.
To supplement the thousands of frontline public health workers required for contact tracing, some governments are considering an smartphone-based approach.
With no national plan and scant federal dollars on the horizon, states are funding their own contact-tracing initiatives for what experts predict will be a massive undertaking lasting 18 months to two years, until a vaccine is developed.
Democratic lawmakers want the next stimulus package to provide state and local governments with as much as $700 billion in block aid grants and increased funding for Medicaid to help them retain workers and avoid layoffs.
As many citizen interactions start on state and local government websites, powerful and accurate search features ensure citizens can quickly and effectively access the exact information they need.
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