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Governor Cooper Calls for Improved Broadband, Cybersecurity

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Modern education, health and economic systems require digital technology, Gov. Cooper said Wednesday at the North Carolina Digital Government Summit. However, hundreds of thousands of people in rural North Carolina are being left behind because they lack access to reliable high-speed broadband service.

State Joins NGA Cybersecurity Initiative

Thursday, August 2, 2018

North Carolina has been selected as one of four states to be included in the National Governors Association (NGA) Policy Academy on Implementing State Cybersecurity.

Boyette Helps Open State's Newest 911 Center

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Eric Boyette, secretary of the North Carolina Department of Information Technology and chair of the state’s NC 911 Board, helped Richmond County open its new 911 center Wednesday.

State Library and NC DIT Receive Grant to Address K-12 Homework Gap Through Broadband Adoption

Monday, April 30, 2018

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 North Carolina Department of Information Technology (DIT).

Three NC DIT Leaders Honored at StateScoop 50 Awards

Monday, April 23, 2018

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' (NASCIO) midyear conference.

NC 911 Board Honors Crisis Support Member, Awards Grant at Monthly Meeting

Friday, April 20, 2018

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.

State Broadband Office Releases Community Playbook

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

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.

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