Dickie Howze

'You're going to want' BRM in your state, CIOs say


Four state CIOs shared their recent experience implementing business relationship management and navigating the challenges that followed.

Louisiana IT agency audited for poor communication, accountability


An auditor's report shows many of the Office of Technology Services' customers are confused or unsatisfied by the service they receive from the young agency.

Louisiana CIO shares ransomware's silver lining


Though disruptive, ransomware in Louisiana connected state and education officials and matured the state's cybersecurity posture.

Consolidation leads to improved identity tools in Louisiana


Dickie Howze, Louisiana's CIO, says the state's 2014 consolidation initiative is leading the state's executive branch to single-sign-on.

Computer error briefly gives 66,700 Louisianans double tax refunds


The duplicate payments totaled $26 million. But officials have fixed the program that controls tax refunds and are now recouping the wayward funds.

Election 2015: CIO futures hang in the balance


Kentuckians head to the polls Tuesday to elect their next governor — and Louisiana and Mississippi will follow suit later this month. What do the 2015 gubernatorial races mean for each state’s top tech executive?