Mississippi

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

by • 2 months ago

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

by • 3 months ago

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

by • 6 months ago

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

by • 10 months ago

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

by • 1 year ago

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.

Mississippi audit finds 'disregard' for cybersecurity across state

by • 1 year ago

More than 40 percent of state entities did not bother responding to a required survey about IT and data security practices, the state auditor said.

States are struggling to attract top IT talent from the workforce

by • 2 years ago

A survey highlights workforce challenges, driving some states' CIOs to focus on job reclassification and internship programs.

At different stages in consolidation, states look to a more efficient future

by • 2 years ago

On the latest episode of StateScoop’s Priorities podcast, the CIOs from Mississippi and Nebraska talk about their efforts on consolidation and why the idea has been a state technology priority for so long.

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