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Riley congratulates ND winner of Aspirations in Computing award

Tuesday, March 30, 2021 at 09:00 am

Chief Information Officer Shawn Riley today congratulated Alyssa Traylor for winning the Aspirations in Computing Award from the National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT) at a virtual ceremony hosted by EduTech, the K-12 educational technology arm of the State of North Dakota Information Technology Department (NDIT). 


Ford awarded Gov Tech Top 25 Doers, Dreamers and Drivers

Wednesday, March 3, 2021 at 09:00 am

Chief Information Officer (CIO) Shawn Riley congratulated Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) Kevin Ford today for being recognized by Government Technology as one of the Top 25 Doers, Dreamers & Drivers of 2021. The award highlights the exceptional work of people who tirelessly leverage technology to make government better serve the citizen.


Burgum, Baesler announce Innovative Education Week June 7-11, 2021, Ignite ND June 8-11

Tuesday, February 16, 2021 at 09:00 am

Gov. Doug Burgum and state Superintendent Kirsten Baesler today announced Innovative Education Week, June 7-11, 2021. The content-rich week of events kicks off with the fifth annual Governor’s Summit on Innovative Education on June 7, featuring a keynote by Code.org CEO and co-founder Hadi Partovi.


NDIT sets goal of 45,000 anti-malware software installs on Chromebook devices for K12 students in 2021

Tuesday, January 19, 2021 at 09:00 am

Chief Information Security Officer Kevin Ford today announced the State of North Dakota Information Technology Department (NDIT) has a goal in 2021 – the installation of anti-malware software on 45,000 Chromebook devices K-12 students use to attend class remotely or in a hybrid environment


Burgum announces “A+” grade in CyberStart America competition, encourages statewide participation

Friday, January 8, 2021 at 09:00 am

Burgum announces “A+” grade in CyberStart America competition, encourages statewide participation


Burgum congratulates Riley for receiving Patriot Award for exemplary support of the military

Thursday, December 17, 2020 at 09:00 am

Gov. Doug Burgum congratulated North Dakota Chief Information Officer Shawn Riley for receiving the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) Patriot Award today for exemplary leadership and support of military members and veterans employed at North Dakota Information Technology (NDIT).


NDIT offering cybersecurity monitoring tool FREE for STAGEnet agencies

Tuesday, December 15, 2020 at 09:00 am

In order to protect the information of every North Dakota citizen who interacts with state agencies for various services, the North Dakota Information Technology Department is offering the Tenable Vulnerability Management tool at no cost.  


NDIT makes online security assessment available for ND citizens

Friday, December 11, 2020 at 09:00 am

Chief Information Security Officer Kevin Ford announced today the State of North Dakota Information Technology Department is providing a free online cybersecurity risk and vulnerability assessment to help citizens increase their ability to protect themselves and their personal devices from cyber-attacks.


NDIT executives participating in virtual Government IT Symposium

Friday, December 4, 2020 at 09:00 am

ADVISORY - Chief Information Officer Shawn Riley, Chief Information Security Officer Kevin Ford, and Chief Data Officer Dorman Bazzell will participate in the 39th Annual Government IT Symposium Dec. 8 - 10. North Dakota’s statewide computer science and cybersecurity education initiative, code-named K-20W to reflect “kindergarten through PhD and workforce,” is also nominated for a Golden GOVIT award.


North Dakota schools encouraged to participate in nationwide Hour of Code during Computer Science Education Week

Thursday, December 3, 2020 at 09:00 am

A statewide Hour of Code will take place Dec. 7 - 11 as part of a nationwide, annual event hosted by Code.org. Held in conjunction with Computer Science Education Week, the event is part of a broader effort to give students of all ages opportunities to learn about coding and computer science as foundational 21st century skills. Microsoft is encouraging students to participate in Hour of Code, including offering one classroom a chance to win micro:bit kits and a virtual training session.