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Saturday, October 24, 2020
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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...
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University of Delware Tech Park’s fintech center gets $9 million tax credit allocation

A New Markets Tax Credit investment from Cinnaire will support  the development of a new, 100,000-square-foot building dedicated to financial technologies at the University of Delaware’s Science, Technology and Advanced Research Campus (STAR)  in...
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Maryland regulators OK change to jumbo wind turbines for Skipjack project

 Ørsted announced that the Maryland Public Service Commission’s the  Skipjack Wind Farm’s use of GE Haliade-X 12 megawatt wind turbines. The wind farm is slated to be located off the Maryland and Delaware coasts off...
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Amtrak reaches milestone with PTC safety system

Amtrak has reached a  milestone in its Positive Train Control program The final piece of the project recently concluded with installation on approximately one mile of slow-speed track in the complex Chicago terminal. “Completing PTC installation and...
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Pre-Covid survey: Information technology remains top priority for Delaware employers

Delaware Prosperity Partnership has announced results of a focus group survey aimed at building  an information technology talent pipeline. While launched pre-Covid-19, the findings of the analysis are relevant as Delaware businesses are facing strong...