Iowa to expand cybersecurity operations center, help more local governments

by • 3 months ago

Iowa plans to expand the center's operations in coming weeks, with around-the-clock threat monitoring and more services for local agencies.

Three cities are building a broadband speed-test app with Esri

by • 7 months ago

A new partnership through the National League of Cities' "Capstone Challenge" series aims to help communities find gaps in broadband coverage.

Iowa CIO Annette Dunn to step down for consulting position

by • 8 months ago

As CIO, Dunn led the first phase of a major enterprise resource planning system upgrade and readied the state for more data-driven decision making.

Iowa hires statewide CISO after 20-month vacancy

by • 9 months ago

Shane Dwyer, an agency CISO in Wisconsin, will be Iowa's first statewide cybersecurity leader since the January 2020 departure of Jeff Franklin.

ARPA instructions unclear for IT uses, CIOs say

by • 9 months ago

Two state CIOs said direction from the federal government on how to use the latest relief funding is not as clear as it could be.

NSF and USDA to fund rural broadband test site in Iowa

by • 11 months ago

The National Science Foundation and U.S. Department of Agriculture will fund a rural broadband test site that will cover 600 square miles in central Iowa.

Identity management improved during pandemic, Iowa officials said

by • 12 months ago

Iowa is in the process of deploying a new identity and access management system that officials said is improving security and efficiency.

Iowa launches broadband grant program

by • 1 year ago

Gov. Kim Reynolds wanted the three-year program to offer $150 million in grants to ISPs serving rural areas, though lawmakers only plan to offer $100 million.

CARES Act funding won't cover Iowa's accounting software upgrade

by • 1 year ago

Capping a disagreement with the state auditor, Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds announced Monday she will reallocate federal funding initially used to buy accounting software.