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CIOs ‘always want to learn’

A recent poll of state CIOs found that while 93% believe they're leading agencies that offer inclusive workplace, just 60% believe they have a diverse workforce. The survey was part of a NASCIO initiative taking a closer look at diversity and inclusion in IT, just as many CIOs have done in their states over the past two years. "Our CIOs are the type of people who always want to learn," said Meredith Ward, the group's policy director. Benjamin Freed has details.

A Message From AWS Educate

With over 1,500 institutions and hundreds of thousands of students who use AWS Educate, we wanted to take you on a trip around the world and highlight how students are learning and innovating with the cloud. Learn more.

Zero days meet record year

Researchers at Google’s Project Zero said they tracked 58 cases of zero-day exploits “in the wild” in 2021 — the most ever detected and disclosed in a single year since the group began its work eight years ago. CyberScoop's AJ Vicens reports that's more than double the previous record of 28, set in 2015. But the real bad news, according to Google, is that "attackers are having success using the same bug patterns and exploitation techniques" they've used for years. Read more on CyberScoop.

More DevOps in California

The California Department of General Services this week added GitLab, a publisher of software-development tools, to the state’s software licensing program, allowing application developers across government agencies and public-education institutions to use the company’s DevOps platform. The company's public-sector VP, Bob Stevens, told StateScoop the platform's ability to check individual lines of code for known vulnerabilities as they're filed makes application development more secure. Ben has more.


Capitalize on new federal funding for expanding broadband services

State government officials have an opportunity to ensure that broadband is deployed to the unconnected and that the unconnected have access to online services. Comcast SVPs discuss how leaders can get the right help to ensure those investments are reliable and deliver on the promise of community engagement. Hear more from the executives. 

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