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GSA’s Stanton faces busy fall

July 17, 2020

Via: FCW

Telecom, small business contracts, e-commerce platform are top of mind for the head of GSA’s Office of Information Technology Category. Read More on FCW


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When it comes to public vs. private schools, some families may choose based on reopening plans

July 14, 2020

Via: CNBC

With schools across the country deciding how to reopen in the fall, parents are suddenly faced with decisions about how to best educate their children and which type of school can do it. That adds a new consideration to the […]


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New York City public schools won’t fully reopen for its 1.1 million students this fall, Mayor de Blasio says

July 8, 2020

Via: CNBC

New York City public schools, the nation’s largest school system, won’t fully reopen this fall as the city tries to keep the coronavirus epidemic under control, Mayor Bill de Blasio said Wednesday. The district, which has 1.1 million students, will […]


Basic Services, Others, Public Transport

Texas transportation department hit in ransomware attack

May 18, 2020

Via: StateScoop

The Texas Department of Transportation last week disclosed that it suffered a ransomware attack, though details of the incident are scant. In a notice posted to Facebook and other other social media, the agency said it detected “unauthorized access” on […]


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Survey: 39% of people won’t use ride-sharing services post coronavirus

April 28, 2020

Via: TNW

With news that governments are looking to lift coronavirus lockdown measures in some parts of the world, thoughts are turning to what the world will be like in its “new normal.” One thing seems certain though, people are starting to […]


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Kansas City, Kansas, adds digital services as health crisis closes offices

April 15, 2020

Via: StateScoop

Starting Tuesday, residents of Kansas City, Kansas, and surrounding Wyandotte County got access to a mobile app that replicates digitally many of services normally offered at physical government offices that have been closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The myWyco […]


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Utilities on high alert as phishing attempts, cyber probing spike related to Coronavirus

March 9, 2020

Via: Utility Dive

On its face, a link between the Coronavirus and electric grid security may not be obvious. But experts say the virus — and the related news frenzy — can pose a threat to utilities. At the same time, while COVID-19 […]


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Remaining Coal Ash Basins to Close in North Carolina

January 3, 2020

Via: Waste360

In what is being touted as a major achievement that puts the coal ash debate to rest in North Carolina, state regulators, community groups and Duke Energy have agreed to a plan to permanently close the company’s remaining nine coal […]


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Satisfying utility customers is getting much harder. AI is helping, despite data challenges

November 15, 2019

Via: Utility Dive

As customers become more sophisticated, and satisfying them grows increasingly important to utilities, artificial intelligence (AI) is emerging as a way to increase engagement, though with a range of challenges, analysts told Utility Dive. For example, smart thermostats use AI […]


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Utilities need accelerated declassification to protect against cyber attacks: NERC CEO

July 16, 2019

Via: Utility Dive

While there has been no loss of load in North America that can be attributed to a cyberattack, the threat of an attack is at an all-time high, according to NERC. To protect the country’s power grid from a coordinated […]