September 30 2022

This Week in Washington 

Article Summary

  • Microsoft #BuildFor2030 Hackathon: In everyone lies a changemaker, and you can make an impact. We invite you to join us for the Microsoft #BuildFor2030 Hackathon, an opportunity to focus your attention and resources on growing as a changemaker, and creating solutions that will make a difference, in support of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
  • StateScoop: Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey’s office said the Alabama Middle-Mile Network will be financed using American Rescue Plan Act funds and will connect nearly 3,000 miles of new and existing fiber infrastructure over three years.
  • HealthITAnalytics: Researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and the University of Florida College of Medicine are creating a set of artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms to determine patient risk for various rare diseases.
  • CyberScoop: The Russian government is planning “massive cyberattacks” against Ukrainian critical infrastructure facilities to “increase the effect of missile strikes on electrical supply facilities,” the Ukrainian government said Monday.
  • Washington Post: To see what potential hackers could see on a shared network, we invited professionals from cybersecurity company Avast to “compromise” my home network. We logged onto the same network at the same time, just like we would at a coffee shop, to see how much data a bad actor with a few free tools could learn about an unassuming WiFi user.

Featured Podcast

Beer and Broadband Podcast

  • Podcast on closing the digital divide through partnerships
    The Beer & Broadband Roundtable series is a discussion series bringing together leaders in the broadband and infrastructure space to share their thoughts without egos, agendas, or selling. In this podcast, we discuss bringing broadband to your community and how Community members are more than statistics. We have joining us: Megan Beresford, CMP – Director of Broadband Programs at Learn Design Apply, Inc. Scott D. Woods – Vice President Community Engagement & Strategic Partnerships at Ready.net Justin Roller – Executive Vice President of Strategy and Technology at Bonfire Nick Dinsmoor – Host of Beer and Broadband Podcast (Closing the Digital Divide Through Partnerships – June 20, 2022)

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