12/13/2019 | Data Privacy Day is January 28, 2020Did you know that January 28 is Data Privacy Day? Data Privacy Day (DPD) is an effort to empower people to protect their privacy, control their digital footprint and escalate the protection of privacy and data as everyone’s priority. Held annually on January 28th, Data Privacy Day aims to increase awareness of privacy and data protection issues among consumers, organizations, and government officials. DPD helps industry, academia, and advocates to highlight consumer privacy efforts. Read More
9/23/2019 | State of Mississippi Finishes in Top Three for Government Experience
The official website of the State of Mississippi, ms.gov, won third place in the Center for Digital Government's annual Government Experience Awards. Ms.gov was recognized for its digital first approach to delivering citizen-focused services, and for implementing the latest emerging technologies to present a single view of Mississippi government that is accessible from any device.
9/18/2019 | 6th Annual Mississippi Cybersecurity Summit
Date: October 24, 2019
Where: Mississippi Fire Academy, #1 Fire Academy USA, Jackson, MS 39208
When: 9:30AM – 3:30PM (Lunch on your own) - Directions to an area nearby with many lunch options
Who: State Agencies, City and County Governments, and Educational Institutions
Registration: Attendance will be limited to 200 and registration is required. Registrations must be submitted to Information.Security@its.ms.gov by October 3, 2019. Registrations must include the following: Name, Email Address, and Entity Name.
9/18/2019 | October is National Cyber Security Awareness MonthOctober is National Cyber Security Awareness Month and is the perfect time to talk to the leaders in your organization about the importance of cyber security. National Cyber Security Awareness Month is designed to engage and educate public and private sector partners through events and initiatives with the goal of raising awareness about cyber security and increasing the resiliency of the nation in the event of a cyber incident. National Cyber Security Awareness Month is sponsored by the Department of Homeland Security in cooperation with the National Cyber Security Alliance and the Multi-State Information Sharing and Analysis Center.
7/24/2019 | Mississippi Digital Government Summit 2019September 17, 2019
"Information technology isn’t what it was a year ago; it continues to change at a rapid pace. The Mississippi Digital Government Summit will offer an interactive, high-energy venue for you to gain the tools and knowledge necessary to thrive in a constantly evolving industry, as well as the opportunity to connect and engage in discussions with leaders in government IT. I hope you’ll join us for networking and the chance to learn from others who are committed to information technology innovation and leadership in the public sector!"
Dr. Craig P. Orgeron, Chief Information Officer and Executive Director, Mississippi Department of Information Technology Services
4/22/2019 | 2019 Mississippi IT SymposiumAs technology continues to redefine business, geographic regions, and create borderless digital environments, it has become essential for IT executives to stay aware of global trends in order to integrate strategies into their operations. This allows your team to stay agile while maintaining your company’s competitive edge. The Symposium provides the region’s IT executives an opportunity to gather for a day of networking, collaboration, and knowledge-transfer through peer-led keynotes, breakouts, panels, and networking sessions. Read More
9/26/2018 | Cyber Security Awareness Month 2018Phil Bryant, Governor of the State of Mississippi, proclaims the month of October 2018 as Cyber Security Awareness Month. Read More
8/7/2018 | Mississippi Digital Government Summit
Event Date: September 12, 2018
Technology’s passion is helping spread best practices and spurring
innovation in the public sector. The Mississippi Digital Government Summit is designed to do just that. The summit has an advisory board
that gathers public sector and private sector leaders to create an
agenda designed to make that passion relevant and actionable to the
state and local government organizations attending the summit.
Participants tell us they use inspirational keynotes, leadership
discussions, networking breaks, and timely topics discussed in the
numerous breakout sessions to help advance the goals of their
organizations and their own career paths.
- Workforce of the Future
- Cover Your “aaS”
- Driverless Cars and Our Future
- FirstNet and Next-Gen Communications
- All About Mobility
- The Next Big Thing(s)
- Tracking – Dare We Say Embracing? Shadow IT
- Blockchain 101
- Leading in Times of Constant Change
For more information or to register please visit Mississippi Digital Government Summit.
5/8/2018 | State Scoop Innovation Award for MISSIDr. Craig Orgeron, Executive Director, Mississippi Department of Information Technology Services accepts the State Scoop
Innovation of the Year Award for MISSI — the Official Chatbot for the State
of Mississippi, visit www.ms.gov to Chat with
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
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
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.
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
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!