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.
North Dakota government fiber provider hit by ransomware
Dakota Carrier Network, which supports the state's government broadband network, was the victim of an attack that exposed files including a photo of a rock icon.
North Dakota organizes 3D printer owners to make face shields
North Dakota partnered with a local science museum to harness the public's "high-tech equipment and innovative solutions" and coordinate resources.
Pandemic put states' digital modernization efforts in the spotlight
CIOs' aspirations to improve government services and automate workflows are suddenly being tested by a global health crisis few were prepared to face.