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New broadband group assembled
Kentucky leaders are positioning the state to reap its share of more than $7 billion in stimulus funds Congress has set aside to expand broadband service throughout the nation.
Gov. Steve Beshear has asked Finance and Administration Secretary Jonathan Miller to bring together a group of associations, member organizations, state cabinets and agencies, and local governments to study expansion of service into rural areas.

Technical Support Center assists higher education institutions, will create 200 new jobs
FRANKFORT, Ky. (June 22, 2009) – Gov. Steve Beshear and Economic Development Cabinet Interim Secretary Larry Hayes today announced the expansion of Presidium, Inc., a provider of  IT and student service desk solutions to higher education institutions, in Somerset.  The company will invest over $8.3 million in the Commonwealth and create approximately 200 new full-time jobs as a result of the expansion.

Kentucky ranks 7th in 2009 Brookings study
For the second year in a row the Brookings Institute gave the state high marks
Many argue that the private sector is more entrepreneurial and innovative than the public sector. Commercial enterprises — responding to market pressures and the need to stay competitive — incorporate new technologies into their operations as a way to boost efficiency and productivity.

New NASCIO program to recognize individual IT contributions
To recognize individual achievements and contributions in state government information technology, the National Association of State Chief Information Officers is accepting nominations for a new award.

National Tech Stories
Switch to digital TV signals has plenty of benefits, FCC says
Los Angeles Times External link icon
Massachusetts goes green to relive tech glory External link icon
FCC chair nominee: Broadband deployment a major priority
Computerworld External link icon

Home broadband adoption 2009
Pew Research Center External link icon
Feds Push Cybersecurity
PC World External link icon
Cybersecurity lawmaker: Power grids vulnerable
Reuters External link icon
FEMA Grant Allocations a Boost to States, Locals, Tribes

Question:  Presidium Inc. recently announced plans to add 200 jobs at its Somerset, Ky., campus. How many people are currently employed by the company?

Answer:  According to the Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development, Presidium, a provider of IT and student service desk solutions, currently employs 250 people.

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Techlines Trivia Question of the Month



Techlines Trivia Question of the Month

Presidium Inc. recently announced plans to add 200 jobs at its Somerset, Ky., campus. How many people are currently employed by the company?

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Last Updated 6/30/2009