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As education systems in the United States scramble to make remote learning possible in the era of COVID-19, the harsh realities of the country's digital divide continue to present themselves. Not all areas have access to reliable broadband. Not all children have access to a laptop. And even if both of those conditions are met, not all families have a home-Internet connection. 

As large numbers of state workers migrate to remote work, chief information security officers are adjusting the best they can. Staying vigilant against evolving threats and learning from past experience are key to survival.

During these times of uncertainty, we’re all having to change what we do and how we do it—including health care providers who have had to swiftly migrate to telehealth to offer care that doesn’t require patients to travel and visit crowded facilities for treatment.

As the spread of COVID-19 upends work, classes and even doctor appointments across the country, a majority of Americans are turning to digital means to stay connected and track information about the outbreak. 

As the United States struggles to contain the spread of COVID-19, the Singapore Government has already launched an app to track positive coronavirus infections.

Stanford Medicine scientists are working to create an "early warning system" that predicts the next surge in COVID-19 cases. Using a daily survey that tracks the occurrence of possible COVID-19 symptoms in communities could help raise the alarm far sooner and allow hospitals and healthcare workers to prepare.

 In this WatchBlog, the authors look at the growing risks that put cybersecurity on GAO’s High Risk List, and ways the federal government could better safeguard critical infrastructure.

We asked technology leaders at state and local governments across the country what they're using to enable public servants to work without coming into an office. Here's what nine of them said.

Eligible organizations would get full funding for approved services and devices "necessary to provide critical connected care" until funds are exhausted or until the pandemic has subsided.

From PPE phishing scams to ransomware to hospital supply chain risks, hackers and scammers are seizing on the chaos of the coronavirus crisis.


Printed from the website on May 30, 2020 at 2:26am.