Iowa hires statewide CISO after 20-month vacancy
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Under the policy, security researchers can report flaws in websites run by the secretary of state, including voter registration and election results.