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Tuesday, September 29, 2020
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Cyberattack means no access to IT system at Rockford Center owner Universal Health

Healthcare giant Universal Health Services, Inc. confirmed an information technology security incident in the early morning hours of September 27. As a result, the company suspended user access to its information technology applications in the...
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Microsoft reports outages with popular Office 365 software package

One of the most popular software packages experienced problems today. Microsoft confirmed issues with Office  365, an office suite that includes Word and Excel. The software is sold by subscription with regular updates. The company reported...
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Innovation Space gets $1.5 million in federal funding for startup accelerator

A $1.5 million grant award from the U.S. Department of Commerce and the Economic Development Administration was awarded to  Delaware Innovation Space to create a Hard Science Startup Accelerator. The grant was awarded through the...
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NiKang Therapeutics biopharma start-up gets $50 million in Series B funding

NiKang Therapeutics, Inc., a biotech company, announced the completion of Series B financing for $50 million led by RTW Investments, LP with additional support from new investors including Lilly Asia Ventures, Casdin Capital, HBM Healthcare...
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Tech notes: ChristianaCare reports vendor data breach; DSU research grant; New Castle...

ChristianaCare announced  it is mailing letters to some of its patients advising them of a data security incident that occurred at one of its vendors, Blackbaud, Inc. Blackbaud is a vendor that provides ChristianaCare and...
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DART gets grant for software that aims to improve Sussex transit service

The Delaware Transit Corporation was named by the Federal Transit Administration as one of 25 recipients for an Accelerating Innovative Mobility (AIM) grant award. The grant of  $317,692 will be used to pilot software in...
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Collins to step down as state’s chief technology officer

Delaware Chief Information Officer (CIO) James Collins will step down later this month after nearly 20 years with the state. The past six years were spent as head of the Delaware Department of Technology...
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A lifeline for small businesses and nonprofits

Good afternoon, In recent months, this column I have advocated for the use of some of  the state's more than $1 billion in  Cares Act funding to assist businesses and nonprofits that have been hammered...
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The bots did it

Good afternoon, You might have noticed that this newsletter arrived a few hours late on Tuesday. It turned out that in all likelihood spambots had been at work. Readers who are engaged in Email marketing and may...
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Delaware broadband gets boost with $20 million in Cares Act funding

A total of $20 million in federal Cares  Act funding will be used to build out additional broadband infrastructure across Delaware, gather strategic data through a statewide speed survey, and acquire equipment and services...