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Facing budget shortfalls, cities begin furloughing tech workers

The economic effects of the coronavirus pandemic have been looming for most of its duration, but now, in the absence of federal aid, drastic budget cuts and furloughs for city government IT staffs are imminent. Thousands of cities throughout the country are facing budget deficits due to decreases in revenue. New York, Denver and Los Angeles have all announced that thousands of employees — including technology officials and workers — will be furloughed for periods over the next several months. Ryan Johnston has more.

A Message From AWS Educate

With over 1,500 institutions and hundreds of thousands of students who use AWS Educate, we wanted to take you on a trip around the world and highlight how students are learning and innovating with the cloud. Learn more.

Why a think tank is connecting cybersecurity volunteers with election officials

Maya Worman, executive director of the University of Chicago Harris School's Election Cyber Surge says the program aims to let election officials "know they are not out to sea." Benjamin Freed has more from the conversation.

‘Incremental changes’ not enough for AI workforce development, commission tells Congress

Congress also heard about a digital reserve corps idea and other recommendation to take "bold" action on building an AI workforce. Jackson Barnett has the details.

StateScoop & EdScoop's Special Report on Election Security

With just weeks before November 3, election security and election technology officials across the country are readying themselves in an unprecedented time. See the report here.

University of Michigan plans new school of technology and innovation

The new school, slated to open in fall 2021, is to prepare students for emerging jobs in technology-related fields. Betsy Foresman has more.

Texas A&M employs students as cybersecurity apprentices

A new training program allows students to protect real networks used by the university, state agencies, cities and counties throughout Texas. Betsy has the details.

Job of the Day

Chief Information Officer | Federal Housing Finance Agency

CLOSING SOON: The Federal Housing Finance Agency CIO serves as the director's senior information technology adviser and is responsible for leading the analysis of technology requirements and managing the life cycle of technology at the agency. See this job and more here.

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