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<p>Recently, Innovation Center Director Deante Tyler sat down with NCDIT Digital Solutions Director Billy Hylton to discuss the recent&nbsp;We Are NC Gov event and digital strategy in the public sector.&nbsp;Billy leads a team that takes a citizen-focused approach to web and digital services for North Carolina.</p>
<p>L.V. Pokey Harris, a longtime public safety professional, has been hired as the new executive director of the NC 911 Board.</p>
<p>Some North Carolina K-12 students without home internet access to complete assigned homework will soon receive assistance through a $250,000, two-year grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services. The grant was recently awarded to the State Library of North Carolina and the Broadband Infrastructure Office of the N.C. Department of Information Technology.</p>
<p>Three leaders in the North Carolina Department of Information Technology have been honored by a national publication for being among the best in their fields. Deputy State Chief Information Officer Tracy Doaks, Chief Customer Officer Jon Minshew and Chief Risk Officer Maria Thompson were among 50 state IT professionals recognized for excellence during the StateScoop 50 Awards in Baltimore on Sunday evening during the National Association of State Chief Information Officers&#39; (NASCIO) midyear conference.</p>
<p>The North Carolina 911 Board today honored a Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department telecommunicator who helped counsel a colleague in training after a 911 call during which a psychiatric patient threatened to harm himself and his mother. The incident resulted in the patient being shot and killed by police.</p>
<p>Eric Boyette, Secretary of the North Carolina Department of Information Technology (DIT) and State Chief Information Officer, on Wednesday announced the launch of the Community Broadband Playbook.</p>
<p>Disabled veterans are getting access to skills and experience in the growing field of cybersecurity thanks to a unique partnership between state government, the tech sector and community colleges.</p>
The North Carolina 911 Board today honored a team of 911 dispatchers who helped law enforcement officers in Davidson County arrest three men accused of robbing a jewelry store in Thomasville and then shooting a driver who was following them.
<p>The N.C. Department of Public Safety is partnering with the N.C. Department of Information Technology to combat the growing threat of cyberattacks. A new entity &ndash; housed in the State Bureau of Investigation&rsquo;s N.C Information Sharing and Analysis Center (ISAAC) &ndash; will focus on promoting cyber awareness and information sharing and to provide actionable cyberintelligence to private and public sector partners and citizens.</p>
<p>More than 400 North Carolina high school girls will take part this week in an online competition to explore careers in cybersecurity. North Carolina First Lady Kristin Cooper, Secretary of Administration Machelle Sanders, and Secretary of Information Technology Eric Boyette will visit high schools across the state this week to watch girls compete in Girls Go CyberStart.</p>
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