Kansas

Kansas prioritizes cyber, IT modernization, workforce

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On the Priorities Podcast, Kansas IT chief DeAngela Burns-Wallace talks about how cyber fits into her top priorities, and NSGIC’s Jenna Leveille and Dan Ross on the group’s future.

Kansas cyber information-sharing in ‘a different place’ in 2022, says IT chief

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With the help of the NGA and a task force, Kansas is sharing threat info like never before, CIO DeAngela Burns-Wallace said.

Kansas to scrap disco-era unemployment mainframe for cloud system

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The state's unemployment system, built in the 1970s, will finally be replaced in a long-delayed modernization effort, Gov. Laura Kelly said.

Virginia Gov. Youngkin names former Kansas IT chief as CIO

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Phil Wittmer, formerly the chief information technology officer of Kansas, is Virginia's new chief information officer.

The pandemic taught some cities to help small businesses more

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A new small-business portal in Wichita, Kansas, is the latest in a series of initiatives among local governments to offer greater aid to small businesses.

Many Kansas school districts never scan for vulnerabilities, auditor finds

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The state's education commissioner said districts are not equipped to adhere to basic cybersecurity standards.

Kansas children and families agency scoots off the mainframe

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The Kansas Department of Children and Families is paying Conduent $6.9 million to replatform its COBOL-based system.

Kansas forms cybersecurity task force

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The group is charged with developing a "comprehensive plan" within 90 days to improve cybersecurity in the state.

Kansas to modernize 40-year-old unemployment system

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Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly signed a bill this week ordering the state's labor agency to modernize its legacy unemployment system.

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