Work on Minnesota's new vehicle licensing system is (mostly) going OK
The $52 million project to replace the failure known as MNLARS appears to be progressing on-time and under budget, but auditors are already raising concerns.
Minnesota CISO Aaron Call steps down
Call, who started with the state government in 2014, is now the chief information security officer for insurance carrier WPS Health Solutions.
‘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.