Burgum announces first-of-its-kind, technology-focused, multi-industry career expo at Fargodome

Wednesday, January 29, 2020 at 09:00 am

Gov. Doug Burgum today announced a first-of-its-kind, multi-industry career expo aimed at addressing the state’s workforce shortage and highlighting the importance of 21st century skills such as computer science and cybersecurity in various career fields.

North Dakota schools to participate in nationwide Hour of Code

Tuesday, December 10, 2019 at 09:00 am

A statewide Hour of Code is planned with dozens of school districts on Thursday, Dec. 12 as part of a nationwide, annual event hosted by Held in conjunction with Computer Science Education Week and coordinated by Microsoft, 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.

CIO Shawn Riley to hold media availability during hacking demonstration at the Capitol

Sunday, December 8, 2019 at 09:00 am


What:  North Dakota CIO Shawn Riley will hold a media availability during a two-day hacking demonstration at the Capitol.

Burgum encourages student participation in national cybersecurity challenge

Friday, November 15, 2019 at 09:00 am

Gov. Doug Burgum today announced the state’s second year participating in an innovative, online cybersecurity competition and encouraged high school students to explore their aptitude for cybersecurity and computer science by registering.

North Dakota Information Technology office announces new Chief Information Security Officer

Thursday, November 7, 2019 at 09:00 am

North Dakota Chief Information Officer Shawn Riley today announced Kevin Ford as chief information security officer (CISO). Ford, a native of Calvert County Maryland, brings more than a decade of experience overseeing information security and cyber-risk management practices for private and public sector clients, including the federal government and Fortune 100 companies.

Reinvention at work: Unified approach to online platforms helps avoid more than $1 million in cost Standardized website platform, digital asset management system will improve citizen experience, help promote North Dakota

Wednesday, November 6, 2019 at 09:00 am

Gov. Doug Burgum today unveiled two reinvention success stories that highlight the administration’s shared values of Working as One and Citizen Focused: the continued expansion of a standardized state website platform and the planned deployment of a statewide photo and video digital asset management system.

Valley City State University Student wins full cybersecurity scholarship from SANS Technology Institute

Thursday, October 17, 2019 at 09:00 am

Shane Hitch, a sophomore at Valley City State University majoring in software engineering, has been awarded a $22,000 scholarship to the Applied Cybersecurity certificate program operated by SANS Technology Institute. 

North Dakota’s Cybersecurity education and training “K-20W” Initiative wins national award

Wednesday, October 9, 2019 at 09:00 am

The K-20W Initiative, a statewide, comprehensive approach to cybersecurity education and workforce training, has been named a CSO50 Award winner. Code named “K-20W” to reflect every student from kindergarten through PhD and workforce, the K-20W coalition is comprised of more than 40 public and private sector participants who share a goal of  “Every Student. Every School. Cyber Educated.“ The Initiative was also the recipient of a Governor’s Award for Excellence in Public Service and was a Center for Digital Government Government Experience Award Finalist.