Ralph Northam

Northam proposes $60M for cyber as Virginia agencies deal with hacks

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The outgoing governor introduced his budget days after a ransomware attack disrupted the state legislature.

Virginia becomes second state with consumer privacy act

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The Consumer Data Protection Act is similar to California's data privacy law, though some say it should also give Virginians an individual right of enforcement.

Virginia announces $29M broadband expansion

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Gov. Ralph Northam announced a new round of funding expected to connect nearly 12,000 households in western and northern counties.

Virginia launches first statewide contact tracing app using Apple-Google platform

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The Covidwise app, which runs on the tech giants' Bluetooth-based API, is being made available to all Virginia residents, Gov. Ralph Northam said.

Virginia boosts funding for internet-connected public safety radio

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A radio system that connects first responders across jurisdictions during emergencies has secured $6.5 million in new funding.

Rural Virginia gets a $14 million boost for new broadband

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Gov. Ralph Northam has announced $4.9 million in state grants along with $9.2 million in matching funds.

Could facial recognition save Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam?

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An expert on the technology says using facial recognition on a decades-old photo is a "long shot at best."

Virginia governor proposes $250 million universal broadband plan

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Gov. Ralph Northam wants the entire state to have high-speed internet access within a decade, but his chief broadband adviser is hoping for something quicker.

Virginia creates new chief data officer position

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Gov. Ralph Northam signed legislation last week creating the new role, which will make Virginia the 19th state with a statewide data officer.

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