Mississippi

Mississippi election websites hit by Election Day DDoS incident

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Websites operated by the Mississippi secretary of state were offline for part of Election Day, though the outage did not affect voting.

Commerce Department issues another $49M for tribal broadband

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Vice President Kamala Harris said the Commerce Department's NTIA plans to award $500 million for tribal broadband this month.

Jackson, Miss., police testing real-time surveillance from home security cameras

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A pilot project will enable officers to “follow and trace” suspected criminals using live footage from internet-connected doorbell cameras.

Mississippi names services director as statewide CIO

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David Johnson, who's been with the department for nearly 15 years, has been named statewide chief information officer.

Mississippi auditor, education agency joust over data accuracy, procurement rules

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Through audits, letters to the governor and newspaper editorials, State Auditor Shad White said Mississippi Department of Education is being "called to the carpet" to correct decisions that he claims "contradict" state law.

Mississippi CIO Craig Orgeron announces retirement

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Orgeron, one of the nation's longest serving technology chiefs, said he's made the "tough decision" to step down in August.

In Jackson, Mississippi, AI-powered cough bots and COVID-19 maps fuel response

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Like many other local governments, Jackson is quickly adopting new digital technologies to ensure resources are directed when and where they're needed.

Mississippi state government doesn’t have cybersecurity roles — yet

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Mississippi CIO Craig Orgeron says the state is currently revamping its IT job classifications to match the modern technology landscape.

Mississippi tallying ‘big wins’ in cybersecurity

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State CIO Craig Orgeron said new legislation and policy is helping the state mature, but a recent audit shows there’s still room to improve.

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