News of Note—Kentucky’s broadband project, AT&T, Google and more

> Kentucky state senators have voted in favor of eliminating funding for a broadband delivery project, with critics terming it a boondoggle that has suffered from inflated costs and overruns. The Olympian article

> AT&T was awarded one of the National Security Agency’s most coveted classified tech contracts despite a bid that was $750 million higher than the other competitor’s bid. Nextgov article

> A new Barracuda Networks "Firewalls and the Cloud" survey revealed that 93% of organizations that have adopted DevOps, DevSecOps, or CI/CD (continuous integration and continuous deployment) have faced challenges integrating security into those practices. Release

> Roger Grimes predicts that computer security systems of the future will be cloud-based and operated by third-party companies. CSO article

> Google is developing blockchain technology to secure transactions and data in its cloud business, according to company sources. Bloomberg article