State IT workforce challenges? Change your messaging, say CIOs
Government can't compete with the pay offered by the private sector, but it can offer a sense of purpose, says North Dakota CIO Shawn Riley.
North Dakota urges residents to take free cyber risk assessments
The state's cybersecurity education program now includes a free risk assessment tool that scores users on the risk level of their computing environments.
With mainframe support scarce, North Dakota turns to Latvia
After a decade of trying to generate local talent, North Dakota has turned to Eastern Europe for additional mainframe support.
NASTD names new member leadership
An announcement usually made at the group's annual fall conference was replaced this year by a quiet updating of its website.
North Dakota covers schools' entry fees for national cyber competition
The state's IT agency will cover entry fees for up to 25 schools interested in joining the U.S. Air Force's nationwide CyberPatriot competition.
What role should innovation play in states’ pandemic response?
North Dakota CIO Shawn Riley and Utah CIO Mike Hussey said new technologies and ideas helped their states prepare for the pandemic and will continue to aid their responses.
North Dakota names Microsoft exec as chief customer success officer
Jeff Hensel, Microsoft's director of services modernization, will take an 18-month leave of absence to serve as North Dakota's first chief customer success officer.
The telework rush tested states' cybersecurity, IT maturity
States that had already adopted virtualization and cloud tech are faring best, and those that hadn't are rapidly catching up.
Three states sign up for new Apple-Google contact tracing API
North Dakota, Alabama and South Carolina are the first states to say they'll use the tech rivals' platform to track the spread of the coronavirus.