Alabama launches contact tracing app based on Google-Apple API

by • 11 months ago

The app will be targeted at students returning to the state's college campuses. Meanwhile Google says as many as 20 states are developing apps based on the API.

As economy falters, Alabama Gov. Ivey creates innovation commission

by • 11 months ago

A new group tasked with studying how to attract startups and technological innovation to the state arrives as officials enstate new public health measures designed to control rising numbers of COVID-19 cases.

Three states sign up for new Apple-Google contact tracing API

by • 1 year ago

North Dakota, Alabama and South Carolina are the first states to say they'll use the tech rivals' platform to track the spread of the coronavirus.

Alabama CISO Ryan Allen resigns for hospital role

by • 2 years ago

Allen, who joined the state government in November 2017, will become the top cybersecurity officer for the University of Alabama at Birmingham Health System.

Alabama names Marty Redden as permanent CIO

by • 2 years ago

Redden, who had served in an acting capacity since the June departure of Jim Purcell, is Alabama's first permanent CIO and IT secretary in more than two years.

States still need more money for election security, report says

by • 2 years ago

A paper by New York University's Brennan Center for Law and Justice sounds a familiar refrain in states' push to fund election security efforts.

Alabama CIO Jim Purcell resigns

by • 2 years ago

Named the state's CIO in July 2017, Purcell oversaw an IT consolidation process and the creation of a state cybersecurity operations center.

CIOs should use governance, cost savings to urge collaboration

by • 2 years ago

On an episode of the Priorities podcast, state IT leaders say governance that forces cost savings and collaboration is most effective.

Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey announces state's first security operations center

by • 3 years ago

The state becomes one of about a dozen that have opened a SOC, creating a "one-stop shop" for cybersecurity resources and talent.