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Multiple state employment sites down after cyberattack on Geographic Solutions Inc.

Multiple states have posted notices about unemployment and job search outages, with some attributing the issue to an attack on third-party vendor Geographic Solutions Inc. The company provides software for local and state governments. The scope of the outages is not immediately clear, but could affect "dozens" of states, according to some state announcements. Emily Bamforth reports.

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State privacy officers look for ‘blind spots’ in IT projects

State privacy leaders can help find potential issues in other project areas while conducting security checks, Washington state Chief Privacy Officer Katy Ruckle said on this week's Priorities podcast. Ruckle described how her role — one that many states are investing in — informs other state developments. Listen here.

Paterson, N.J., promises Suboxone delivery in 90 minutes

Officials in Paterson, New Jersey, developed a solution designed to deliver life-saving overdose medication within 90 minutes. The solution won a portion of a $1 million Bloomberg Philanthropies prize. Residents call a phone number to get the medication delivered. Colin Wood reports.

Verizon to expand broadband for 80 tribal schools

Verizon plans to upgrade internet service for schools operated by 64 Native American tribes, the company announced this week. The company's contract with the Bureau of Indian Education is valued at $147 million, according to the company. Work is expected to run through 2023, but schools can expect to see updates "as early as this fall." Colin has more.

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