Illinois CIO Kirk Lonbom announces retirement
From undercover police officer to statewide chief information officer, Lonbom now wraps up nearly four decades of public service.
Illinois hires former Nevada CIO Shanna Rahming to head enterprise strategy
Rahming will play a central role in the next phase of the state's IT unification effort.
Illinois issues promising first report on blockchain in government
The report identifies use cases and potential legislative proposals for deploying the technology to improve existing government processes.
Smart State update: Illinois names connected streetlight vendors
The state government's customers can now use its joint purchasing program to build Internet of Things platforms that support technologies for air quality monitoring, traffic management and public safety.
Illinois' chatbot hackathon produces 'incredibly creative' tools for state government
The two-day event designed to enhance service delivery is part of the state technology office's growing effort to pull from the private sector for new ideas.
Illinois expects to save $1.2 million with its new open source data portal
The new portal expands the state's existing transparency initiatives and is scheduled for expansion in coming months with new features.
Illinois mandates cybersecurity training for state employees
A new law could save the state up to million through greater awareness of malicious and costly cybersecurity attacks.
Illinois unifies cybersecurity policy with statewide strategy
The governor calls cybersecurity America's greatest risk as his state unveils a plan to protect an organization that had been in a state of "security neglect."