‘Intentionality’ key to service delivery in Minnesota, CIO says
Minnesota CIO Tarek Tomes says his secret to effective service delivery is in deliberate planning and adjustment in service of a greater mission.
Six states to develop data-driven workforce strategies
With support from the National Governors Association and Strada Education Network, states will use consumer data to design education and training programs.
Hackers deface Minnesota state, county websites
Anti-government messaging was found on a refugee services page before being taken down and eventually restored.
NGA selects six states for election cybersecurity policy academy
Arizona, Hawaii, Idaho, Minnesota, Nevada and Virginia will spend the next six months studying election security to come up with plans ahead of the 2020 election.
GIS leaders increase focus on cyber, artificial intelligence in 2019
On the Season 2 premiere of GIS Addressed, NSGIC's Dan Ross says geospatial leaders are upping their attention on security and how AI will change their roles.
Minnesota gives up on troubled vehicle licensing system
Gov. Tim Walz said he's following a third-party review that recommended abandoning the costly and troubled MNLARS system for a prepackaged software solution.
Minnesota Gov. Walz names former St. Paul CIO as new IT commissioner
Tarek Tomes, the former CIO of St. Paul, will take over the state's IT leadership as it seeks to get a problem-addled vehicle registration system under control.
Minnesota governor approves $13.3 million to continue repairs of buggy licensing and registration system
The new funding will go toward ongoing development of MNLARS systems and additional customer service staffing.
IT consolidation finds limited success in Minnesota, audit shows
The ability to purchase technology at scale and enforce enterprise security standards are wins for the IT office, but agencies are divided on how it's performing.