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Maryland Governor Larry Hogan visits Washington County Technical High School on March 25, 2021.

Statistics released as part of new federal data on student enrollment in career and technical programs help paint a picture of a system in which Black and Hispanic students benefit less often from classes connected to higher-paying careers and college degrees than their white peers. Read more»

In coordination with FEMA, the USDA deployed employees to locations around the country to help distribute and administer COVID-19 vaccinations. . Federal money is on the way to boost public health workforces nationwide.

Funds from this year’s American Rescue Plan Act are designed to more than double the number of disease investigators and contact tracers working at state and local health agencies - and that money is just one part of the $7.6 billion fund for public health workforce development. Read more»

Georgia Army National Guardsman Pfc. Loran Jones, updates patient medical records on May 12, 2020 at Wellstar Atlanta Medical Center in Atlanta, Ga. A new federal regulation makes it easy to get test results and see what your doctor is recording about your health. One downside: You might not understand what you read.

A new federal rule went into effect April 5 that requires health care providers to give patients electronic access to their health information without delay upon request, at no cost, but the rollout of the rule has hit bumps as confusion and concerns reign among doctors and patients. Read more»

The City of Tucson's Information Technology Department will hold a job fair Saturday to fill available positions ranging from IT analyst to systems administrator. Read more»

Superintendent of Public Instruction John Huppenthal delivers his State of Education address Monday in Phoenix.

An outdated and inefficient information technology system used to provide data to the state wastes staff time and creates roadblocks for those seeking the information, Superintendent of Public Instruction John Huppenthal said Monday. Read more»

Calling Guadalajara the 'Creative Digital City,' Mexican President Felipe Calderón speaks about the the city's future as a high-tech hub Jan. 30.

While touting Guadalajara as Mexico's Silicon Valley, President Felipe Calderón fielded questions on whether the city he's trying to attract investors to is safe from the drug violence that has plagued the country. Read more»

FBI Director Robert Mueller speaks in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee in July. Mueller is getting support for an extension of his tenure with the agency, but he's failed to update the bureau's computerized case-management system.

For all his accomplishments, FBI Director Robert Mueller has failed at the same IT management task that bedeviled his predecessor and has cost taxpayers hundreds of million of dollars—the development of a computerized case tracking system within the bureau. Read more»