Technology

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State spends over $100,000 each year bolstering local governments’ cybersecurity

BY: - January 17, 2023

One employee clicked a scam link in an email, causing Brown County — the state’s fourth largest county — to shut down most of its computer network for over a week during the summer of 2021. While 911 services were able to continue operating, offices were stalled for months because the county’s computer network had to […]

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$17 million in federal funding headed to Cheyenne River telecom for rural broadband

BY: - October 27, 2022

Hundreds of people on the Cheyenne River and Standing Rock reservations will soon have high-speed internet access thanks to a $17 million grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The grant award to the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe Telephone Authority represents the largest amount offered anywhere in South Dakota through the USDA’s ReConnect Program.  The […]