In an extension of the cybersecurity partnership between the State of Alabama Office of Information Technology (OIT) and the Alabama National Guard (ALNG), OIT and ALNG are now collaborating with other state government agencies through various tabletop exercises, with a common goal of defending Alabama against bad actors targeting the state’s infrastructure and critical information […]
The Office of Information Technology is excited to share that Secretary Jim Purcell has been named as a finalist for the inaugural Alabama CIO of the Year ORBIE Awards! From the Birmingham Business Journal: The Alabama CIO Leadership Association has unveiled the finalists in its inaugural Alabama CIO of the Year ORBIE Awards. The CIO […]
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.
When an issue arises during your workday, time is of the essence. If that complication impedes your ability to get an important task completed, you want it resolved, and resolved fast. That is why the state of Alabama’s Office of Information Technology (OIT) is continuously striving to solve your problems quickly and efficiently. In March […]
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 […]