Iowa

Awareness a challenge for CIOs pursuing ‘whole-of-state’ cyber

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Ensuring local governments know about the services states offer is a key challenge as more states launch "whole-of-state" IT services.

Iowa officially names new statewide CIO

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Matthew Behrens, who's been interim CIO since last October, has been named Iowa's full-time chief information officer.

Iowa to expand cybersecurity operations center, help more local governments

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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

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