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North Dakota covers schools' entry fees for national cyber competition

by Colin Wood

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.

The telework rush tested states' cybersecurity, IT maturity

by Colin Wood

States that had already adopted virtualization and cloud tech are faring best, and those that hadn't are rapidly catching up.

Coronavirus tests states' cybersecurity, IT supply chains

by Benjamin Freed

With governors around the country ordering their workforces to perform duties remotely, CIOs face new logistical problems.

North Dakota announces cyber capture-the-flag event for students

by Ryan Johnston

To attract more students to careers in cybersecurity, the statewide technology bureau is helping to organize a competition that coincides with the military's esports event.

North Dakota's building a cybersecurity operations center — and everyone's invited

by Colin Wood

Technology officials are compiling technologies and forming relationships across state boundaries to build a unified defense against cyberattacks.

North Dakota tackles cybersecurity workforce shortage with K-12 partnership

by Colin Wood

A division of North Dakota’s statewide technology agency has announced a new partnership that will bring cybersecurity teaching educational materials to educators throughout the state. Formed late last month, the partnership between the North Dakota Information Technology Department’s EduCause office and the National Integrated Cyber Education Research Center is the first of its kind. While the national program funded by the Department of Homeland Security has worked with teachers on a…

North Dakota hires state's first 'chief reinvention officer'

by Colin Wood

Providing a customer experience like what’s offered by Amazon has become a holy grail for many government IT leaders in recent years, and with North Dakota’s newest hire on Thursday, the state is drawing a direct line to that mission. North Dakota’s chief information officer, Shawn Riley, announced a new position called the chief reinvention officer, or CRO, that will be filled on August 20 by Julie Cabinaw, a private…

Lawmakers pause IT consolidation in North Dakota

by Colin Wood

IT consolidation is considered a top priority of state chief information officers, but lawmakers in North Dakota have asked the state’s IT office to pump the brakes on its own consolidation project after they say they learned of major projects advancing without their approval. Chief Information Officer Shawn Riley said last week that he has paused consolidation efforts at the request of the state’s legislature, the Bismark Tribune reported, but that…

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