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Alaska appoints new acting CIO, the fourth in two years

by • 2 weeks ago

The Alaska Office of Information Technology has struggled to maintain consistent leadership in recent months as new CIOs come and go.

Former Alaska CISO Shannon Lawson takes role with Phoenix

by • 8 months ago

Phoenix CIO Matthew Arvay told StateScoop that Lawson, who left the Alaska government in late December, will start with the city in early April.

Former Alaska CISO touts new statewide security contract

by • 11 months ago

Shannon Lawson said new Gov. Mike Dunleavy asked for his resignation, but praised a new contract that empowers all public entities in the state to buy cybersecurity tools.

Cybersecurity, consolidation mature in Alaska as new governor takes office

by • 12 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.

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

by • 1 year 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 • 1 year 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.

Five states to modernize eligibility systems in new pilot partnership

by • 1 year ago

Alaska, Colorado, Louisiana, Michigan and Vermont are getting some help with their public-benefits eligibility systems.

Alaska enacts law aimed at improving 911 call location accuracy in large facilities

by • 1 year ago

Legislation signed by Gov. Bill Walker could require multi-line phone operators to upgrade their emergency location-tracking capabilities starting next year.

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

by • 1 year 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.