Alaska

Alaska creates broadband office for federal infrastructure funds

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Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy signed a bill creating a new statewide broadband office, preparing the state to accept federal funding.

Tribal broadband gets $77 million from Commerce Department

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Tribal broadband investment got a $77 million influx comprised of 19 grants from the U.S. Department of Commerce.

New Wyoming CIO to prioritize cybersecurity, modernization

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On the Priorities Podcast: Wyoming's new CIO Bill Vajda outlines his approach, Auth0’s Salman Ladha explains the identity challenges in government right now.

Alaska needs a broadband office, task force tells governor

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A 14-member task force made several recommendations for improving broadband capabilities across Alaska, which ranks dead least for high-speed connectivity.

State CIOs eye satellite internet, chatbots, automation tools

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Satellite internet systems could be a cheaper solution to the digital divide, particularly in rural states, top technology officials said.

Alaska's CISO moved to DHS as state dealt with cyberattacks

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Mark Breunig, who had been Alaska's top cybersecurity official since January 2019, is the second state CISO to recently join the Department of Homeland Security.

Alaska launches broadband task force

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Anticipating new federal funding, Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy ordered a new task force to study the tech and policies needed to close the state's digital divide.

Cyberattack knocks Alaska courts offline

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The state court system deactivated nearly all its external IT systems while it attempts to "remove malware from it servers," though cases are still proceeding.

Pandemic was a test for states’ IT preparedness, says Alaska CIO

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Alaska Chief Information Officer Bill Smith said he’s treating the rush to remote work as a case study in emergency preparedness.

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