Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly appointed John Godfrey, who's held cybersecurity roles with the state government and state university system, as the new statewide CISO.
More than 153,000 people in the state of Kansas are without high-speed internet service due to infrastructure limitations, affordability and other barriers.
The state's unemployment system, built in the 1970s, will finally be replaced in a long-delayed modernization effort, Gov. Laura Kelly said.
DeAngela Burns-Wallace, the state's secretary of administration, will also serve as Kansas' new chief information technology officer, Gov. Laura Kelly said.
Allen, who was named the state's chief information technology officer in July 2018, will stay in the job when Gov.-elect Laura Kelly takes office.