NDIT to provide free anti-malware to counties ahead of elections

Monday, August 31, 2020 at 09:00 am

North Dakota Chief Information Security Officer Kevin Ford announced today that anti-malware software is available to all counties in North Dakota at no cost to their agencies. 

Protecting Lives and Livelihoods: Scalable Testing and Contact Tracing Transform North Dakota’s Fight Against COVID-19

Monday, August 17, 2020 at 09:00 am

The Scenario

Testing and contact tracing have become part of our daily vernacular.

NDIT to provide free anti-malware software to K-12 schools

Thursday, August 6, 2020 at 09:00 am

North Dakota Chief Information Security Officer Kevin Ford announced today that anti-malware software is available to all K-12 schools in North Dakota at no cost. NDIT is able to provide installation, licenses and self-service access for schools due to enhanced capabilities and a unified, statewide approach to cybersecurity strategy. Previously a small fee was required per device; however, that requirement is being removed due to increased threats tied to the pandemic and more widespread virtual learning.

ND Health Information Exchange expands system’s footprint

Wednesday, July 15, 2020 at 09:00 am

North Dakota Health Information Exchange (HIE) director Shila Blend today announced that the state’s Health Information Network (HIN) has expanded its reach through the Patient Centered Data Home (PCDH) initiative. The PCDH effort broadens the health information exchange footprint across the region and nation, providing more seamless exchange of patient-centered data between and among providers.

EduTech, DPI announce Professional Learning Program open for registration

Tuesday, June 30, 2020 at 09:00 am

State Superintendent Kirsten Baesler and EduTech Director Rosi Kloberdanz today announced a Professional Learning Program beginning in June for middle school teachers and July for high school teachers. There is also a program available for elementary teachers.

New SLDS features available

Friday, June 19, 2020 at 09:00 am

North Dakota’s Statewide Longitudinal Data System (SLDS) program, which provides data to support schools, research and evaluation of education and training programs, has added new features on the website. 

Jeff Hensel named Chief Customer Success Officer

Wednesday, June 17, 2020 at 09:00 am

North Dakota Chief Information Officer Shawn Riley today announced Jeff Hensel as the Information Technology agency’s first Chief Customer Success Officer (CCSO), a position directly aligned with elevating NDIT’s focus on driving value for customers through a holistic strategy focused on people, process and technology to achieve business needs.

Schell selected for leadership position in national technology professionals association

Tuesday, June 16, 2020 at 09:00 am

North Dakota Information Technology’s Chief Technology Officer Duane Schell has been selected as the Vice President on the 2021 Executive Board of the National Association of State Technology Directors. This follows Schell’s prior year as Secretary/Treasurer of the organization, which represents information technology professionals from all 50 states.

Burgum congratulates Girls Go CyberStart participants

Thursday, May 28, 2020 at 09:00 am

Gov. Doug Burgum today congratulated the 290 high school women from 21 schools who participated in this year’s Girls Go CyberStart competition sponsored by the SANS Institute. This program is designed to help young women develop creative thinking and problem-solving skills through a series of online cybersecurity challenges.

Statewide coalition launches personal protective equipment portal to connect needs, resources

Monday, April 20, 2020 at 09:00 am

North Dakota Information Technology, EduTech, Gateway to Science and Microsoft Corp., today announced a Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Portal,, designed to help fill the growing need for PPE throughout the state.