Illinois

Fourteen state National Guard cyber units activate ahead of election

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National Guard cyber units in 14 states will be on duty Election Day protecting voting-related networks from malicious activity.

Illinois prioritizes accessibility in IT planning

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On the Priorities podcast, Illinois' Jennifer Ricker and Mike Scott explain how the state is building accessibility into more projects.

NASCIO names winners of 2022 State IT Recognition Awards

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The National Association of State Chief Information Officers names the top 10 projects and programs improving government with technology.

New Illinois office boosts contracts for women- and minority-owned IT vendors

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Illinois CIO Jennifer Ricker established an office to increase the percentage of contracts awarded to women- and minority-owned businesses.

What small city CIOs have in common with big states

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On the Priorities podcast, Urbana, Illinois, IT Director Sanford Hess explains his approach to modernization in the central Illinois city.

Immigration advocacy groups sue LexisNexis in Illinois for selling data to ICE

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LexisNexis was sued by immigration advocacy groups over the sale of personal data to law enforcement agencies, including ICE.

To catch freeway shooters, Illinois is installing more cameras

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Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker approved legislation placing more cameras on expressways throughout 22 counties.

VOIP upgrade 'isn't sexy, it's just good government,' CIO says

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Cook County, Illinois, recently completed a five-year, $25 million upgrade from traditional phone lines to voice-over-IP.

Ransomware actors steal detention slips in Illinois K-12 hack

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A detention slip from 2014 exposed in a recent ransomware attack shows the risks of organizations not deleting or archiving old data.

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