The Office of Information Technology (OIT) recently hosted cybersecurity leaders from Romania, in efforts to strengthen relationships and create strategies to fight cyber crime across the globe. The visit was made possible by the Alabama National Guard and its partnership with the Eastern European nation. The commander of the Romanian Defense Staff’s Cyber Command, Brigadier […]
There is less than one year until the U.S. government’s 10-year census count begins in 2020, and this census is more important than ever. Therefore, Governor Kay Ivey is urging everyone in the state to be counted. As part of that push, she recently kicked off off the Alabama Counts outreach initiative. That initiative includes […]
Secretary Jim Purcell was selected as a featured writer in Government CIO Outlook magazine in its December 2018 Cloud issue. You can find a link to his article, “The Cloud Strategy and the State” here: https://bit.ly/2CJV0dA. You can find a link to the online magazine here: https://bit.ly/2F1XPIu.
OIT is on a fast track to stabilize our asset and configuration management programs. Service Asset and Configuration Management (SACM) utilizes industry best practices to control hardware and software assets throughout the life-cycle. Let’s peel back “Asset” vs. “Configuration Management”. Typically, asset management is focused on procurement, cost, depreciation and disposal. Asset management also integrates […]
The acting secretary of the state of Alabama’s Office of Information Technology (OIT), Jim Purcell, and Chief Information Security Officer, Ryan Allen, took time Tuesday morning to educate students at Fort Dale Academy in Greenville about all things related to information technology and cybersecurity. The two told the students about the state’s new Security Operations […]
The state of Alabama’s Office of Information Technology (OIT) is proud of its efforts and specialized cybersecurity expertise to make sure the November 6th general election was free of data breaches or security hacks. Members of OIT’s Cybersecurity team worked all hours of Election Day in the Security Operations Center, monitoring the Secretary of State’s […]
The website of the state of Alabama’s Office of Information Technology has been recognized nationally. StateTech Magazine has named it one of the “30 Must Read State and Local IT Blogs of 2018.” You can read the article here.
The Office of Information Technology (OIT) held its first Cybersecurity Briefing Thursday at the Alabama State Capitol Auditorium. People from across the state were in attendance and heard from cybersecurity experts on a variety of topics, including an overview of the state of cybersecurity, trends in cyber threats, the future of cybersecurity, and how to […]
The Office of Information Technology (OIT) is proud to announce that our Director of Network Engineering, Ben Venable, was installed as President of the Southern Region of the National Association of State Technology Directors (NASTD) at the organization’s annual conference in Big Sky, Montana. NASTD is a member-driven organization of technology professionals whose purpose is […]
The state of Alabama’s Office of Information Technology (OIT) is proud to announce Alabama is making big progress in multiple areas of digital technology. The results of the Center for Digital Government’s 2018 Digital States Survey have been released and show Alabama achieving an overall grade of B-. That is up from the C+ it […]