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NASCIO gave State Government IT awards to the N.C. Departments of Public Safety and Health and Human Services, along with six other finalists from state agencies.

Gov. Roy Cooper has proclaimed October as Cybersecurity Awareness Month. Following the damage and destruction Hurricane Ian left across North Carolina and the Southeast last week, state officials are also warning all North Carolinians to be on higher alert for online scams and threats. 

The North Carolina 911 Board has awarded grants that will benefit 911 call centers in 11 counties and cities across the state. The board also is opening a new round of funding for cooperation and enhancements by local public safety answering points around the state.

North Carolina's "A" grade is the state's highest ranking ever on the national biennial survey administered by the Center for Digital Governance to evaluate state governments’ use of digital technologies.

The PSAP Managers Meeting brings together emergency telecommunicators from across the state to discuss 911-related topics of interest from a state and national perspective. The N.C. 911 Board is chaired by NCDIT Secretary Jim Weaver.

The N.C. Department of Information Technology’s Government Data Analytics Center joined The Hunt Institute and the Office of Governor Roy Cooper in sponsoring the first-ever North Carolina Education Datathon, pairing teams of North Carolina students with volunteer mentors to leverage technology and data to address disparities created by the digital divide.

The order also encourages public and private sector entities designated as critical infrastructure and key resources to report significant cybersecurity incidents to the task force to limit the impacts from an incident and to coordinate an effective response.

The N.C. Longitudinal Data System Governance Board will advise the Government Data and Analytics Center on setting its goals, policy and research agenda.

Any student in grades 9-12 can discover their aptitude for cybersecurity and computer science while also earning chances to win college scholarships. Complete details, including how to register, can be found at

As chief privacy officer, Cherie Givens is tasked with managing risk related to information privacy laws and compliance regulations. The role was created to allow for stronger authority for making privacy decisions and protecting the interests of North Carolina residents, businesses and visitors. 

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