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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. 

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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.

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9/18/2019 | October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month

October 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.

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7/24/2019 | Mississippi Digital Government Summit 2019

September 17, 2019​
​"Information technology isn’t what it was a year a​go; 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 enga​ge 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 

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4/22/2019 | 2019 Mississippi IT Symposium

As 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
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12/28/2018 | Data Privacy Day is January 28, 2019

Did 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
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9/26/2018 | Cyber Security Awareness Month 2018

Phil Bryant, Governor of the State of Mississippi, proclaims the month of October 2018 as Cyber Security Awareness Month. Read More

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8/7/2018 | Mississippi Digital Government Summit

Event Date: September 12, 2018

Government 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.

Topics Include:

  • 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
  • GDPR
  • Leading in Times of Constant Change

For more information or to register please visit Mississippi Digital Government Summit.

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5/8/2018 | State Scoop Innovation Award for MISSI

Dr. 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 MISSI!

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3/13/2018 | ITS Board Meeting - Thursday, March 22, 2018

The Mississippi Department of Information Technology Services Board Meeting will be held Thursday, March 22, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. in the ITS Board Room at 3771 Eastwood Drive, Jackson, Mississippi, to address the March Agenda that will be posted prior to the meeting.

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12/6/2017 | Mississippi's 200th Anniversary

On December 10, 1817, Mississippi was officially recognized as the 20th state in the United States of America. Visit Mississippi Bicentennial Celebration for more information.

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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

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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.

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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!

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

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3/16/2017 | Voting Now Open for StateScoop50 Awards Nominations

The Mississippi Department of Information Technology Services has two nominees for StateScoop 50 Awards.​​

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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​​​​​​​​​​​​

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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​​​​​

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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

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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