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While there may be a lot of excitement in Charleston surrounding two new proposals put forth by the West Virginia Board of Education, one of the proposals should certainly be raising eyebrows across The Mountain State.

Whether you call them cybersecurity forecasts, online risk trends or security predictions, here’s a roundup of what our top security companies, industry experts and tech magazines are saying about the year (and decade) ahead. How can you prepare for 2020.

For some Kansans, long drive times, physical disabilities or weakened immune systems can make a trip to the doctor’s office a struggle. Telehealth has changed that. Telehealth gives patients the ability to see their doctors from the comfort of their home via video chat. This has made an impact on healthcare for some Kansans.

High-speed internet would spread to about 1 million unserved or underserved Ohioans along rural routes and highways previously off-limits to private development under a strategic plan released last week.

States are playing a crucial role in efforts to expand broadband to the 21 million to 163 million Americans who still lack access to this critical service, encouraging broadband investment and helping to bring more of their residents online. To close gaps in access, almost every state has established broadband task forces or offices to centralize their efforts and many have set up dedicated funds aimed at reducing the number of state residents who lack broadband access. 

Come spring, county dispatchers should be able to receive 911 text messages with multimedia content, such as photos and videos. And around the same time, residents voting in the March 17 primary election will know there are strengthened security measures to protect both the paper ballots that they mark and related data that is transmitted electronically.

Today, with the help of the AIM Institute, nearly 1,000 students at Woodrow Wilson Junior High School in Council Bluffs learned the fundamentals of computer programming as part of the international Hour of Code initiative. 

The city has entered into a five-year partnership with Caltech, which will use an innovative new research field to collect mountains of data on earthquake activity for public safety applications.

Boston-based Partners HealthCare—now known as Mass General Brigham—plans to spend more than $100 million on a five-year initiative to boost digital innovation and improve the patient experience.

The 2019 year-end recap episode of StateScoop’s Priorities podcast touches on several of the most outstanding stories of the year. “The bad actors are becoming more sophisticated. They’re using social media... They’re using AI to look to have more insight into the organizations that they’re targeting.”


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