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Cybersecurity, consolidation mature in Alaska as new governor takes office

by Jake Williams • 5 months ago

Alaska CISO Shannon Lawson says the state is now preparing to make an unprecedented investment in cybersecurity tools from a variety of vendors.

21 states are probably getting new CIOs

by Benjamin Freed • 5 months ago

The biggest realignment in state leadership since 2010 means changes are coming for many chief information officers and the agencies they lead.

Big changes in store for state CIOs after 2018 elections

by Benjamin Freed • 5 months ago

With 36 states electing governors, there could be major upheaval ahead for chief information officers and the strategic plans they oversee.

Alaska's first statewide CIO, tasked with IT consolidation, resigns

by Colin Wood • 7 months ago

Bill Vajda, the first Alaskan technology official granted the governor's authority to lead an IT consolidation, has departed state government after less than 18 months in the role.

Alaska's Gov. Walker orders creation of emergency communications governing board

by Colin Wood • 8 months ago

The new 13-member body is charged with advising the legislative and executive branches as the state upgrades to the next generation of technology.

Alaska networks were probed by Chinese university after governor's trade mission, cybersecurity researchers say

by Benjamin Freed • 8 months ago

An IP address associated with a top Beijing University that's been linked to previous geopolitical hacking efforts scanned Alaska's state government and telecom firms, though no breaches were detected.

In rural Alaska, new internet service is set to transform daily life

by Colin Wood • 10 months ago

The state's chief information officer says a recent tour of the region's new internet infrastructure revealed burgeoning opportunities for a once disconnected people.

Alaska partners with nonprofit to mend its K-12 broadband gap

by Colin Wood • 11 months ago

With help from nonprofit EducationSuperHighway, Alaska will conduct research and explore partnerships to help bring high-speed internet to 59,000 under-connected students in the state.

Alaska lawmakers push for net neutrality enforcement via contracting

by Jason Shueh • 1 year ago

The state would become the sixth in recent weeks to adopt formal rules encouraging internet service providers to abide by content access principles no longer enforced by the federal government.

With business unfinished, Alaska Deputy CIO Jim Steele moves on

by Colin Wood • 1 year ago

Though not entirely ready, he says the timing is right to return to the private sector.

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