Oregon opens broadband office to connect rural residents
An executive order creates a statewide coordinating office to be staffed by four or five employees charged with ensuring everyone is online.
Oregon Gov. Kate Brown appoints statewide CIO
Terrence Woods, who has spent the last eight months as the state's acting CIO, has been named the permanent replacement to Alex Pettit, who quit in February.
Oregon Gov. Kate Brown presented Technology Champion award at NASCIO 2018
The award recognizes Gov. Brown's transformative work in data and cybersecurity throughout the state.
FirstNet releases final state plans, kicking off 90-day decision period for states
The news comes as two states jointly announce an RFP to explore an alternative to the federally supported nationwide wireless network for public safety.
Oregon CIO: cyber-attack may be motivated by politics
Pettit, speaking on Oregon Public Broadcasting’s show Think Out Loud, called the breach, which forced officials to shut down applications on the site for nearly three weeks, a sophisticated attack by a sophisticated opponent.
Oregon secretary of state website back online following attack
The website for Oregon’s secretary of state is back online after shutting down for 20 days following a cyber-attack that exposed, among other things, the bank account information of the state’s political candidates.
Two weeks later, Oregon still recovering from breach
Officials in Oregon are still working to secure the state’s campaign finance website that was possibly hacked two weeks ago in the latest public cyber-breach at the state government level.