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Laura Maggi

Managing Editor

Policy

Trump Administration Releases Rural Broadband Strategy

Officials estimate that 24 million people in the United States can't get broadband internet service. Eighty percent of those people live in rural areas.

Data

A Key in Census Outreach: Finding Trusted People to Pitch Participation

“We are making some progress, as you well know, but certainly not progress enough,” said Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh.

CIO Briefing

Microsoft’s Big Pledge to Help Build Affordable Housing in the Seattle Area

The move by the company is “potentially groundbreaking” and an acknowledgment that “government alone cannot really solve” the housing crisis.

CIO Briefing

A Warning for Elected Officials on Social Media—Court Says Don't Block Critics

A social media page can be the equivalent of a public meeting, a federal appellate court found for the first time last week.

CIO Briefing

Amid Shutdown, Feds Figure Out Ways to Fund Food Stamp Benefits. For Now.

States have until Jan. 20 to request an early issuance to make sure they receive February SNAP funding.