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<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>
<p><span>The first graduates of North Carolina&rsquo;s new Public Safety Answering Point (PSAP) Manager Certification Program graduated today and will be using their new education to help run 911 centers across the state.</span></p>
<p>Governor Roy Cooper today announced an innovative opportunity for high school girls to explore the field of cybersecurity through a competitive online game called Girls Go CyberStart. North Carolina girls in grades 9-12 can sign up to compete with girls from 16 other states and territories for a chance to win prizes&mdash;and potentially discover their future career.</p>
<p>AT&amp;T will partner with FirstNet to build and operate the multimillion-dollar, high-speed wireless network as part of a federal program. The network will be designed to allow first responders to maintain communication during disasters and other large-scale events that could disable or disrupt other communication channels. &nbsp;</p>
<p>Eric Boyette, Secretary of the North Carolina Department of Information Technology and State Chief Information Officer, has been named one of three Executive Committee Directors for NASCIO.</p>
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