CISA Offers Guide for Election Security Comms Best Practices
The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) has released a new guide for state, local, Tribal, and territorial election officials that provides a framework and practical tools for developing and implementing a year-round communications plan for election security.
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  1. NYC Offers Interactive Abolitionist History Audio Tour
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  2. NIST to Deliver Identity Proofing Guidelines for Public Benefits Programs
    The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) on Monday launched a collaborative project to adapt NIST’s digital identity guidelines to support public benefits programs, such as those designed to help beneficiaries pay for food, housing, medical, and other basic living expenses.
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  3. University of Minnesota Teams Up With Indigenous Partners for Online Course
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  5. University of Michigan Works With Detroit Organization to Drive Innovation
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