Illinois hires new chief data officer
Tammy Roust, a former associate director of the U.S. Commodities and Futures Trading Commission, will take over the state government's data practice.
‘30 percent’ of Illinois state IT workforce eligible to retire
State CIO Ron Guerrier says it’s a problem seen in many states, and one that’s prompted him to explore new recruitment methods.
IT is key industry in Illinois Gov. Pritzker's five-year economic plan
Illinois' new economic development plan promotes IT as a crucial industry to spread statewide, especially in rural areas.
Illinois CIO Ron Guerrier focuses on fundamentals
From user experience to program management, Illinois’ technology chief says he wants the basics to work right before getting fancy.
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.