Illinois pumps $420 million into broadband expansion
A new plan will create $400 million in broadband deployment grants and put $20 million toward the expansion of a high-speed public-sector network.
States still need more money for election security, report says
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.
Audit uncovers 'pervasive' problems in Illinois technology agency
Cost overruns, security concerns and a refusal to cooperate with the state comptroller were evidently hallmarks of Department of Innovation and Technology's recent history.
Illinois CIO Ron Guerrier wants to get 'back to basics'
To prepare for future innovations, the former Toyota executive says the state needs first to ensure its technology fundamentals are sound.
Mueller report details Russian hacking against state election systems
The special counsel wrote that the FBI believes Russian government hackers succeeded gaining access to the network of at least one Florida county just before the 2016 election.
Three top Illinois IT officials announce resignations
Acting CIO Jack King, Chief Strategy Officer Shanna Rahming and Tyler Clark, the Department of Innovation and Technology's chief of staff are stepping down.
State CIOs need to change culture around data sharing
On the latest episode of the Priorities podcast, Illinois CIO Jack King and Utah CIO Mike Hussey offer steps to better data use and sharing.
Illinois CISO departs state government for private sector
Chris Hill, who was appointed to the job in March 2018, departed state government after 15 years for a role with a software development firm.
Illinois promotes CTO Jack King to replace retiring CIO
King, hired as CTO in April, replaces Kirk Lonbom, who is retiring Dec. 31, though the appointment could be brief as Gov. Bruce Rauner prepares to leave office on Jan. 14.