New York State Launches New Mobile ID
The New York State Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) has launched the New York Mobile ID, a highly secure digital version of a state-issued driver license, learner permit, or ID on a smartphone.
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    The Oklahoma Educational Technology Trust (OETT) announced the 21 schools selected to receive grants for the 2024-2025 school year.
  2. University of Michigan Works With Detroit Organization to Drive Innovation
    The University of Michigan (U-M) is partnering with the Detroit Regional Chamber on a new strategic initiative to foster innovation, technological advancement, and economic growth in a new innovation corridor stretching from Ann Arbor to Detroit.
  3. GAO: FAA Must Aid State, Local Authorities With Drone ID Tech
    The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) needs to do more to help state, local, and Tribal authorities use technology resources necessary to investigate unauthorized aerial drone activity, according to a June 6 Government Accountability Office (GAO) report.
  1. New Pennsylvania Website Aims to Boost Digital Experience
    Pennsylvania has launched a new website – PA.gov – with the end goal of creating a user-friendly and accessible digital experience and make it easier for Pennsylvania residents to find the services they need.
  2. FCC Approves $200M K-12 Schools/Libraries Cybersecurity Pilot
    The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) on June 6 voted to approve a $200 million pilot project that will take a three-year deep dive into studying the best cybersecurity services and equipment options for K-12 schools and libraries.
  3. N.H. Department of Corrections Rolls Out Body Cameras
    The New Hampshire Department of Corrections (DoC) said it is deploying body-worn cameras departmentwide.
  4. Colorado Gov. Polis Pushes State to Lead on Quantum
    Colorado Gov. Jared Polis has signed new legislation intended to position the state as a leader in the quantum computing industry.
  1. N.Y. Floats new Website to Track Harmful Algal Blooms
    The New York Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) is encouraging New Yorkers to use a new user- and mobile-friendly website to send in reports of harmful algal blooms (HABs).
  2. Seattle Taps Rob Lloyd to Serve as Interim CTO
    The city of Seattle, Wash., has named Rob Lloyd as its new interim chief technology officer (CTO) and director of the Information Technology Department (IT) after a national search.
  3. Hawaii CIO Retires, Tom Ku Named Acting CIO
    Hawaii Gov. Josh Green announced that Doug Murdock has retired as the state’s chief information officer (CIO) effective immediately. Gov. Green also said that Tom Ku will serve as acting CIO while the state searches for a permanent replacement.
  4. White House: Broadband Providers Extend Price Cut as ACP Sunsets
    The Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) ended on May 31 – much to the chagrin of FCC and Biden administration leadership – leaving millions of Americans at risk of losing their subsidized internet service.
  5. PRAC Offers Fraud Prevention Roadmap for Feds, States
    The Pandemic Responsibility and Accountability Committee (PRAC) has released a new report for Federal and state program administrators that outlines recommendations on how to better protect government programs from fraud and abuse – including by upgrading out-of-date IT systems.
  6. Ohio Pushes K-12 Schools to Reduce Cell Phone Distractions by 2025
    Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine is hoping to minimize student use of cell phones during school hours with the publication of a model policy released by his administration.
  7. Barton CC Moves From Textbooks to Open-Source Materials
    Kansas-based Barton Community College announced it is moving away from pricey physical textbooks and is instead embracing low-cost, open-source course materials.
  8. K-12 Teachers: 25% Say AI Does More Harm Than Good
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  9. University at Buffalo Taps Heath Tuttle as CIO
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