12/6/2017 | Mississippi's 200th AnniversaryOn December 10, 1817, Mississippi was officially recognized as the 20th state in the United States of America. Visit Mississippi Bicentennial Celebration for more information.
10/25/2017 | October is Recognized as National Cyber Security Awareness Month
View the October edition of the Cybersecurity Newsletter: National Cyber Security Awareness Month
10/17/2017 | Mississippi Data Management Working Group
The Mississippi Data Management Working Group meeting will be Tuesday, October 17, 2017, at 3:00 PM in the ITS Board Room located at 3771 Eastwood Drive in Jackson Mississippi.
9/11/2017 | 2017 Mississippi Digital Government Summit
Government employees don't forget to register to attend the 2017 Mississippi Digital Government Summit is next Tuesday, September 19th!
7/11/2017 | New Mississippi Law Takes Strategic Look at Cybersecurity, Pushes Past Status Quo
Rather than pulling all cybersecurity operations under one umbrella, the Mississippi model allows MDITS to set the pace and standards, while letting agencies continue to protect their respective data. As Security Services Director Jay White explained, the law establishes a chain of accountability and rule-making authority without distracting from the overall mission of each agency. Read the entire article here: http://bit.ly/2udP4Gw
5/22/2017 | Serving Citizens With Technology
In the May 2017 issue of The Public Manager, Dr. Craig P. Orgeron, Executive Director of the Mississippi Department of Information Technology Services, talks to the government and innovation-focused magazine about how technology is transforming the state works to serve its citizens. Read the entire article here: https://adobe.ly/2v88yJ
4/27/2017 | #Cybersecurity, collaboration abound at #NASCIO17 midyear conference
StateScoop Tweets: , collaboration abound at midyear conference
As the association releases its latest report on a 'risk-based' cybersecurity approach, state technology leaders from around the country emphasize the need for strong governance. Click here to view the complete article:
Cybersecurity, collaboration abound at NASCIO midyear conference
4/26/2017 | Billy Rials Receives 2017 StateScoop 50 Award
Help us in congratulating Billy Rials, Enterprise Architect, Mississippi Department of Information Technology Services, for winning the 2017 StateScoop 50 Award in the category of State Up & Comer! Read all about it here: http://bit.ly/2q0li2U #StateScoop
3/29/2017 | Recent ITS Board Confirmations
Recent ITS Board confirmations include the appointment of Alan Lange, Jackson, MS, pictured with Dr. Craig Orgeron, Executive Director. The Senate also reconfirmed June Songy, Purvis, MS, who is serving for her second term.
3/16/2017 | Voting Now Open for StateScoop50 Awards Nominations
The Mississippi Department of Information Technology Services has two nominees for StateScoop 50 Awards.
2/16/2017 | ITS Board Meeting - Thursday, February 16th
The Mississippi Department of Information Technology Services Board
Meeting will be held Thursday, February 16, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. in the ITS
Board Room at 3771 Eastwood Drive, Jackson, Mississippi, to address the November Agenda that will be posted prior to the meeting.
1/12/2017 | Data Privacy Day is January 28, 2017
Did you know that January 28 is Data Privacy Day? Respecting Privacy, Safeguarding Data and Enabling Trust is the theme for Data Privacy Day (DPD), an international effort held annually on January 28 to create awareness about the importance of privacy and protecting personal information. Read More
12/19/2016 | C Spire Wins Cloud Services Contract with State ITS
Mississippi Department of Information Technology Services selects C Spire to provide state and local agencies with data center colocation and cloud computing services. Read more
11/28/2016 | Cybersecurity is a Top Priority
In an interview with the National Association of State Technology Directors
(NASTD), Billy Rials, Enterprise Architect, MS Dept. of IT Services, discusses
modernization, collaboration between agencies, a big push towards new
innovations and challenges going into the future. “We’re state government, and
with any kind of government the challenge is the speed of government, balancing
with the speed of IT.” Rials also discusses why cybersecurity is a top priority
and how the greatest threat to our agency and state is the digital
transformation in business – which expands the threat level to cybersecurity.
Therefore, cybersecurity needs to addressed by adjusting our digital cyber
program to be even more responsive. Watch the entire interview here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qfi6tVzGP3w&t=133s
11/17/2016 | Mississippi CIO: State CIOs in 'continual cat-herding mode'
During the National Association of State Chief Information Officers (NASCIO) annual conference, Dr. Craig P. Orgeron, Executive Director, Mississippi Department of IT Services, discussed big challenges in IT with Jake Williams, StateScoop TV. Dr. Orgeron shared his state’s priorities, challenges, his personal passions and concerns. “The CIO job can be …‘continual cat-herding mode.’ You’re building consensus, you’re keeping the consensus, you’re rebuilding it.” Read the whole article by Colin Wood, and watch the interview here: http://bit.ly/2exsXn9
10/12/2016 | 2016 Annual Cybersecurity Summit
State agencies, city and county governments, and educational institutions attended the 3rd Annual Cybersecruity Summit on October 13th at the Mississippi e-Center at JSU!
9/27/2016 | 2016 Mississippi Digital Government Summit
The Annual Mississippi Digital Government Summit focuses on facilitating a
strong and collaborative environment, bringing together leaders passionate about
enabling technology as an effective tool to streamline government and provide
vital services to our citizens.
9/6/2016 | Dr. Orgeron named to MS-ISAC Executive Committee
Dr. Craig P. Orgeron, Executive Director of the Mississippi Department of Information Technology Services (ITS), has been elected to serve a term of three years on the Multi-State Information Sharing & Analysis Center (MS-ISAC) Executive Committee.
9/1/2016 | Mississippi's Official Website Ranks Third in the Nation
For the second consecutive year, ms.gov has placed among top five best websites in country in the competition.
8/26/2016 | Roger Graves Receives NASTD Life Membership Award
Congratulations to Roger Graves on receiving Life membership in National Association of State Technology Directors (NASTD). Life membership is an honor bestowed upon individuals for years of meritorious service and outstanding commitment to the professional organization.
7/13/2016 | Avaya Communication Manager 7 Upgrade - July 25, 2016
We know your telephone service is an
important business tool. As the provider of this service, ITS strives to
help you quickly and reliably connect to your customers. In doing so we
will be upgrading the Avaya telephone system on Monday, July 25, 2016.
7/8/2016 | Security Council Meeting - July 14, 2016
The Information Technology Services (ITS), Security Council Division will hold its next Security Council Meeting on Thursday, July 14, 2016 from 1:30-4:00 in the Mississippi Public Broadcasting Auditorium.
5/20/2016 | Mississippi CIO: Modernizing helps ‘make government go’
In an interview with StateScoop TV, Mississippi Chief Information Officer Craig Orgeron detailed how updating the state's IT helps improve government operations.
4/4/2016 | ITS Security Council Meeting
The Information Technology Services (ITS), Security Services Division will hold its next Security Council Meeting on Thursday, April 14, 2016 from 1:30 – 4:00 in the Mississippi Public Broadcasting Auditorium located at the Education and Research Campus on Ridgewood Road in Jackson, MS.
3/21/2016 | Conversation with a CIO: Mississippi’s Craig Orgeron Discusses Coordinating Efforts Across Silos
In a new series, GovTech is looking for insights from IT decision-makers on the opportunities and issues facing their respective jurisdictions. Each week, our staff aims to catch up with a state or local government CIO to discuss trending topics, particular pain points and initiatives geared to improve public-sector IT.
This week we talked with Mississippi CIO Craig Orgeron, who has been leading the state’s IT charge since July 2011. Among the topics discussed were vital technology education legislation, coordinating efforts across government silos and the evolving role of the state CIO as an ambassador for information technology.
11/17/2015 | Mike Lang Receives Patriot Award
ITS is proud to recognize one of our own, Mike Lang, for receiving the Patriot Award from Mississippi Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR). He was nominated by SFC Edward Moore. Congratulations Mike on this well deserved award!