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The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) awarded $750,000 to SecuLore Solutions, an Odenton, Md.-based cybersecurity company, to improve and increase the resiliency of the nation’s emergency communications infrastructure, including Next Generation 911 (NG911) technologies.

Former Maryland Congressman John Delaney continues to travel around the state. Delaney tells KMA News his campaign is focusing on issues he claims none of the other candidates are mentioning, such as the need for rural investment.

The USDA said the ReConnect Program award will be used to construct a fiber-to-premises (FTTP) network to 577 households, a healthcare center and a critical community facility. It will spread over more than 143 miles in several counties bordering southern Minnesota and northern Iowa.

Access to healthcare for veterans in the VA system is now more convenient thanks to a growing telehealth service in North Carolina. The service uses real-time interactive video conferencing to connect the patient to the provider.

Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger has announced that his office will partner with the Augusta University School of Computer and Cyber Sciences to ensure the state’s new electronic voting systems are secure.

The FBI announced that it will begin notifying statewide election officials if voting infrastructure in any part of their states suffers a cyberattack, a shift from the bureau’s longstanding policy of only notifying local officials and vendors directly.

It’s not uncommon for symptoms of the flu, strep throat or common illnesses to come on suddenly — even in the middle of the school day. Now thanks to Health Resources and Services Administration grants awarded to the Indiana Rural Health Association, students can get the ball rolling on treatment for those illnesses and many others without a trip to the doctor’s office that often also requires parents or guardians to miss work.

Today, U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development North Dakota State Director Clare Carlson announced USDA has invested $23 million in two high-speed broadband infrastructure projects that will create or improve rural e-Connectivity for 2,643 rural households and 78 businesses in North Dakota.

U.S. Rep. Billy Long (R-MO) this week urged the FCC to adopt its recently announced Rural Digital Opportunity Fund proposal, which would allocate more than $20 billion through a reverse-auction format to connect America’s rural homes and small businesses to high-speed broadband networks.

The National Security Association found a “critical vulnerability” in Microsoft’s Windows operating system. Now organizations are being encouraged to “install these critical patches as soon as possible."


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