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

by • 4 months 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.

One week out, election IT officials project calm, with caution

by • 6 months ago

With just seven days until Election Day, the tech officials in state election offices are making their final preparations for a historic day.

Iowa auditor faults state's $21M software contract paid by CARES Act

by • 6 months ago

Iowa State Auditor Rob Sand said the state misallocated $21 million in federal pandemic relief funding.

Iowa launches vulnerability disclosure program for election-related sites

by • 7 months ago

Under the policy, security researchers can report flaws in websites run by the secretary of state, including voter registration and election results.

NASTD names new member leadership

by • 7 months ago

An announcement usually made at the group's annual fall conference was replaced this year by a quiet updating of its website.

Coronavirus data errors reveal 'uncharted waters' for states

by • 8 months ago

Counting errors, political feuds and a lack of common data governance is making it more difficult for states to get control of the pandemic, a government data expert said.

Former Iowa CISO Jeff Franklin joins secretary of state's office

by • 1 year ago

Jeff Franklin, who stepped down last week as Iowa's CISO, will lead cybersecurity efforts for the office of Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate.

After Iowa Dems' caucus app mess, election officials distance themselves

by • 1 year ago

As a malfunctioning app delayed results of Iowa's presidential caucuses, state and local election officials reminded people that they were not involved.

Iowa CISO Jeff Franklin departs after more than decade

by • 1 year ago

Jeff Franklin, who also served briefly as the state's interim CIO, was hired to lead its cybersecurity efforts in 2009.