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Gov. Roy Cooper announces the the creation of Office of Digital Equity and Literacy, a first for the state and nation, to close the digital divide.
Each student has received a $2,500 college scholarship from the National Cyber Scholarship Foundation and the opportunity to participate in the Cyber Foundations Academy, a multi-week cybersecurity training and certification course.
PBS North Carolina, jointly with the N.C. Department of Informational Technology’s First Responder Emerging Technologies (FirstTech) program and North Carolina-based Device Solutions Inc., announces the Small Business Innovation Research grant, awarded by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, to continue the development of a new emergency digital paging system over public television.
Chief Data Officer John Correllus and State Chief Risk Office Maria Thompson, from the N.C. Department of Information Technology, and Deputy Chief Technology Officer Corey Mercy, from the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services, have been honored by StateScoop for being among the best in their fields.
James "Jim" Weaver, state CIO and director for Washington Technology Solutions, will bring more than 34 years of experience in the IT industry to the role.
North Carolina residents can now view results from the ongoing North Carolina Broadband Survey that gauges broadband availability, adoption and quality across the state, thanks to newly released dashboards.
RiverStreet Wireless of North Carolina was awarded a $1.5 million GREAT Grant for a project with the potential to connect 2,857 households and 61 businesses in Caswell County to high-speed internet service.
Nearly $30 million will go to fund 18 broadband infrastructure projects with a goal of connecting 15,965 households and 703 businesses in rural North Carolina to high-speed internet as part of the 2020 Special Supplementary Round of the Growing Rural Economies with Access to Technology (GREAT) Grant program.
The nationwide CyberStart America competition gives students in grades 9-12 an opportunity to explore their aptitude for cybersecurity and computer science while also earning chances to win prizes and recognition for their schools, as well as scholarships for themselves.
Cybersecurity professionals ensure that North Carolina’s most private and important information and critical infrastructure are maintained and secured. Jobs in this field are expected to grow significiantly.
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