Tag Archives: Louisiana

Louisiana Nat’l Guard Responds to Gov’t Cyber Attacks Ahead of 2020 Elections

Cybersecurity

The National Guard has responded to alleged cases of cyber breaches at government offices in Louisiana weeks ahead of this year’s presidential elections. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) issued an advisory on a new form of malware called "emotet” which has worm-like qualities. Cybersecurity experts have attributed the cyber attacks in Louisiana to a hacking group backed by North Korea. 

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Report: States Need More Federal Funds to Back Election Security Initiatives

A new report released by the New York University School of Law’s Brennan Center for Justice says states will need additional federal funding to protect state and local election systems from cyber threats posed by nation-state actors ahead of the 2020 election. According to the document, Congress allocated $380M in grant funds through the Help America Vote Act in 2018 to help states improve their election security.

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Serco Awards $30M Contract to Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development; Dave Dacquino Quoted

The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (LaDOTD) has been awarded a five-year, potential $30M contract from Serco to continue delivering traffic incident management services across the state of Louisiana, Serco Inc. announced on Monday.

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NGA Deploys Disaster Support Team, Geospatial Products to Assist Louisiana Flood Recovery Efforts

The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency has deployed a disaster support team and a suite of geospatial products to support the Federal Emergency Management Agency‘s damage assessment operations in the flooded areas of Louisiana. NGA said Monday its geospatial visualization products and web services are designed to relay location and damage-specific information to country officials, local law enforcement …

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Karen DeSalvo to Receive HHS Assistant Secretary for Health Nomination

Karen DeSalvo, national coordinator for health information technology at the Department of Health and Human Services, will be nominated by President Barack Obama to the role of assistant secretary for health at HHS on a full-time basis. The White House’s announcement posted Wednesday noted that DeSalvo has held the post on an acting basis since October. She …

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