Alabama CIO Jim Purcell resigns
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
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
The state becomes one of about a dozen that have opened a SOC, creating a "one-stop shop" for cybersecurity resources and talent.
State chief data officers have some suggestions for the White House as it revises federal data guidelines
A group of 13 top statewide CDOs wrote in support for the Federal Data Strategy initiatives, but is asking for closer collaboration with state and local government stakeholders.
Equifax agrees to tighten data security in agreement with eight states
The credit-rating firm said it will upgrade its IT operations and conduct regular internal audits in response to its massive 2017 data breach.
Alabama passes broadband expansion program
New grants will be used to improve internet access in underserved areas.
To prevent traffic fatalities, Alabama invests $1.8 million in data science
The governor has funded research to gather data, develop software and identify new strategies promoting traffic safety.
Alabama swaps Jim Purcell into CIO role
Joanne Hale will be replaced by the former state chief operations officer, who will serve in an acting capacity as the state's technology lead.
FCC releases FirstNet opt-out guidelines; 9 states probe market
States pursuing alternative plans would be given 240 days after opt-out notification to complete procurement and could use a separate state core network, according to a draft of new rules.