Alabama

Alabama voters back local broadband spending amendment

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An amendment to a new state constitution will allow Alabama's local governments to use American Rescue Plan funds to attract broadband providers.

Alabama is tracking where students struggle with federal aid applications

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New software from Oracle is helping state education agencies find schools where students are struggling to complete federal student aid applications.

Alabama to launch modern driver’s license system

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The upcoming platform, with its "enhanced services," is set to replace one the state has been using for nearly 20 years.

Alabama launches statewide credential registry

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Alabama launched a statewide credential registry to allow employers and schools to verify the value of different certifications in the state.

Alabama launches contact tracing app based on Google-Apple API

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The app will be targeted at students returning to the state's college campuses. Meanwhile Google says as many as 20 states are developing apps based on the API.

As economy falters, Alabama Gov. Ivey creates innovation commission

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A new group tasked with studying how to attract startups and technological innovation to the state arrives as officials enstate new public health measures designed to control rising numbers of COVID-19 cases.

Three states sign up for new Apple-Google contact tracing API

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North Dakota, Alabama and South Carolina are the first states to say they'll use the tech rivals' platform to track the spread of the coronavirus.

Alabama CISO Ryan Allen resigns for hospital role

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Allen, who joined the state government in November 2017, will become the top cybersecurity officer for the University of Alabama at Birmingham Health System.

Alabama names Marty Redden as permanent CIO

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Redden, who had served in an acting capacity since the June departure of Jim Purcell, is Alabama's first permanent CIO and IT secretary in more than two years.

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