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Alliance for Digital Innovation Applauds FCC’s Adoption of Schools and Libraries Cybersecurity Pilot Program

June 6, 2024

Today, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) adopted rules creating the Schools and Libraries Cybersecurity Pilot Program, which will distribute up to $200 million to schools and libraries to improve their cybersecurity. The Alliance for Digital Innovation applauds the Commission for taking this step to enhance cybersecurity and protect vital educational services across the country.

“This pilot program will provide a valuable tool to K-12 schools and libraries that might otherwise lack the resources to improve their cybersecurity and protect the public’s data,” said Dan Wolf, director of state programs for the Alliance, who submitted public comments in January 2024 in response to the FCC’s notice of proposed rulemaking. “We are extremely appreciative of the revised rules that will provide greater flexibility for eligible entities to adopt new cyber technology based on their unique risk profile.

” The Alliance for Digital Innovation works to streamline the U.S. public sector’s acquisition and adoption of innovative commercial technologies to enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of government services.