North Dakota CIO steps down to spend time with family

After 15 months as North Dakota's chief information officer, Kuldip Mohanty has announced he's stepping down to spend more time with his family.
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North Dakota Chief Information Officer Kuldip Mohanty will step down from his role at the end of the month, Gov. Doug Burgum announced Tuesday.

Kuldip Mohanty (North Dakota Governor’s Office)

Mohanty, a former CIO of a Chicago insurance brokerage who was named North Dakota’s CIO in February 2023, said he’s resigning to spend more time with his family, according to a press release from the governor’s office.

“It has been a privilege and honor to be a part of your administration in serving the citizens of North Dakota,” Mohanty wrote in a resignation letter. “I had the utmost pleasure of leading an amazing team of leaders within North Dakota Information Technology in delivering value to our citizens in collaboration with our agency partners.” 


Burgum thanked Mohanty and noted that he brought to the state government “a deep understanding of system operations and a strong focus on customer service.”

The governor has named Deputy CIO Greg Hoffman to serve as Mohanty’s interim replacement, according to the announcement.

The governor’s office credited Mohanty with leading several major technology initiatives, including updating the state’s unemployment insurance system, creating artificial intelligence policies and building a website that collects services for businesses.

North Dakota Information Technology, the agency Mohanty led, in January announced it had promoted Kimberly Weis, one of the state’s data and analytics directors, as statewide chief data officer. Weis, a former epidemiologist at the North Dakota Department of Health, was tasked with “steering our data initiatives to new heights, driving innovation, and ensuring that data remains a cornerstone in our mission to empower, improve, and inspire success across the state,” Mohanty said at the time.

According to the governor’s announcement, the state technology agency has a $275 million operating budget, $500 million in projects and nearly 500 full-time staff.

Colin Wood

Written by Colin Wood

Colin Wood is the editor in chief of StateScoop and EdScoop. He's reported on government information technology policy for more than a decade, on topics including cybersecurity, IT governance and public safety.

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