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.

Schell selected for leadership position in national technology professionals association

Monday, September 9, 2019 at 09:00 am

North Dakota Information Technology’s Chief Technology Officer Duane Schell has been selected as the Secretary/Treasurer on the 2020 Executive Board of the National Association of State Technology Directors (NASTD). 

Shawn Riley to keynote National Association of State Technology Directors conference

Monday, June 10, 2019 at 09:00 am


BISMARCK, N.D. (June 10, 2019) – North Dakota Chief Information Officer Shawn Riley will give the keynote address at the Western Region Seminar for the National Association of State Technology Directors (NASTD) in Grand Forks on Tuesday, June 11.

Burgum signs legislation creating unified cybersecurity approach for North Dakota

Friday, April 12, 2019 at 09:00 am

Gov. Doug Burgum on Thursday signed Senate Bill 2110, a milestone that makes North Dakota the first state to authorize a central, shared service approach to cybersecurity strategy across all aspects of state government including state, local, legislative, judicial, K-12 education and higher education. 

Teaching Tech for 21st Century Success - North Dakota's K-20W Initiative

Thursday, March 14, 2019 at 09:00 am

North Dakota has received accolades as a great place to live, work and do business – our workforce is highly engaged, industries from agriculture and energy to the Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) sector are thriving, and we have a phenomenal ecosystem of public and private sector partners committed to growing our state’s economy and supporting our students and workforce.