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Minnesota claims success in $26 million Real ID system launch

by Jared Beinart • 2 months ago

Unlike the state's failing licensing and registration system, this project reportedly has no major issues so far.

Kentucky's $375,000 CIO defends his first year on the job

by Benjamin Freed • 2 months ago

Charles Grindle, whose unusually high salary has become a political controversy, says he's saved the commonwealth millions of dollars.

With gubernatorial changes ahead, NASCIO releases 2018 State CIO Survey

by Colin Wood • 2 months ago

The annual document is expected to serve as a lodestar for a new upcoming class of state IT leaders.

Auditor finds Minnesota IT Services broke 'significant legal requirements' in managing technology fund

by Colin Wood • 4 months ago

The state's technology agency is required to provide oversight for Minnesota's Information and Telecommunications Account, but was unable to show in many instances that it was reviewing applications or monitoring projects.

There are four audits into Minnesota's IT agency and its $100 million vehicle licensing and registration system

by Colin Wood • 5 months ago

The project known as MNLARS has faced continual challenges since launching almost a year ago.

After budget-writing failure, Minnesota's struggling vehicle licensing system is left hanging

by Colin Wood • 6 months ago

As the dust settles following a final political joust between the outgoing governor and Republican lawmakers, everyone is left a loser.

Minnesota unveils 5-year plan to improve cybersecurity

by Mark Satter • 8 months ago

The state's IT commissioner warns that more comprehensive protections are needed as attackers grow "more sophisticated, more skilled, more organized, and more professional."

Now at the heart of government, CIOs know success is a matter of perspective

by Colin Wood • 9 months ago

Government's chief technologists often find themselves misunderstood and beset on all sides by demands, but they say they wouldn't have it any other way.

Fired MNLARS project leader calls himself a 'head on a spike'

by Colin Wood • 9 months ago

Paul Meekin, a former employee of the Minnesota Department of Public Safety, says he's being used as a scapegoat while the administration avoids "the real problem."

$43 million sought to fix Minnesota's vehicle licensing system

by Colin Wood • 11 months ago

The state's technology office says critical repairs on the struggling computer system will be discontinued if the legislature doesn't approve the spending.

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