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  • Gov. Bill Lee Encourages Young Women to Pursue Cybersecurity Careers

    Tuesday, March 19, 2019 | 04:42pm

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Today, Tennessee Governor Bill Lee announced that Tennessee will participate in the Girls Go CyberStart competition. In partnership with the SANS institute, this initiative will empower female high school students to explore opportunities in studying cybersecurity. “We are working toward propelling Tennessee to the top 25 states for job creation in the technology sector by 2022,” said Lee. “Tennessee is excited to partner with this program to encourage young women to develop their talents in high-skill STEM-related fields.”

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  • Gov. Bill Lee Announces $14.8 Million in Broadband Accessibility Grants

    Monday, March 18, 2019 | 02:19pm

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. –Tennessee Governor Bill Lee announced $14.8 million in broadband accessibility grants that will expand broadband service to more than 8,300 households and businesses in 17 counties across Tennessee. “I am pleased to announce that we are getting our rural areas up to speed and expanding broadband in the areas that need it most,” said Lee. “I am committed to ensuring connectivity in every corner of our state as broadband impacts our goals for health care, education, economic development and beyond.”

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  • Gov. Bill Lee Signs Executive Order Addressing Public Safety

    Tuesday, March 05, 2019 | 05:06pm

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Today, Tennessee Governor Bill Lee issued an executive order to establish the Tennessee Criminal Justice Investment Task Force as promised during his State of the State address on Monday evening. The sixth executive order issued under his leadership comes after Gov. Lee outlined comprehensive plans to address public safety in Tennessee amid higher rates of violent crime and recidivism. The incarcerated population of Tennessee has grown by 34 percent since 2000, despite six consecutive years of reduced admissions to the criminal justice system.

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