As schools have closed down across the country to combat the spread of COVID-19, students are increasingly needing broadband access to take part in digital learning. However, there are still wide swaths of the country – much of it rural – that lack access to broadband.

The surveillance plane system, which will deploy several aircrafts over Baltimore, was approved today in a 3 to 2 vote by the city’s Board of Estimates.






The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) added nine new members to its Native Nations Communications Task Force Tuesday, bringing the total number of members to 25.






In an estimate released March 31, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) said that over the next five years the Cybersecurity State Coordinator Act would cost $37 million to enact.






The Colorado National Guard is ramping up its cybersecurity awareness, starting with a cultural change to normalize cyber practices and the introduction of a cyber mascot, CIO Col. Isaac Martinez shared at a March 31 Cybersmart webinar.






With more and more schools closing due to the COVID-19 pandemic, students across the country are switching to online learning. This change poses problems for low-income students who may lack internet connectivity in their homes.






The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) on March 28 issued version 2.0 of its list of essential critical infrastructure sectors.






Early into Michael Harrison’s tenure as Baltimore’s police commissioner, the company Persistent Surveillance Systems presented him with an idea to reduce the city’s murder rate – airborne wide-area surveillance.






The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) on March 18 waived gift rules for its Rural Health Care (RHC) and E-Rate programs to allow broadband service providers to support telehealth and remote learning capabilities during the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak.






The National Association of State Chief Information Officers (NASCIO) announced March 17 that it has canceled its Midyear Conference.






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