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Local governments still have questions as cyber grants inch forward

January 23, 2023

The federal government’s new cybersecurity grant program continues to loom large for state and local technology officials, with several more mileposts to go before the money starts flowing, government IT experts said last week.

Speaking during a biannual online briefing about their organizations’ outlooks for the year ahead, Doug Robinson, executive director of the National Association of State Chief Information Officers, and Alan Shark, executive director of CompTIA’s Public Technology Institute, said it will likely be several more months before the Department of Homeland Security finally starts distributing the funds from the cyber grant program, which was created as part of the 2021 infrastructure law.

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