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The Health and Human Services pages, partly a response to a new law, point those seeking help and their advocates to agencies and legal information.
News outlets reported that the Daixin Team is behind a breach at the North Texas Municipal Water District.
According to Amanda Crawford, the public sector has increasingly accepted tech’s integral role in constituent services.
Industry Insider — Texas is pleased to welcome Dynamic Computing Services Corp. (DCS) to the Industry Insider family. DCS, an Austin-based nationwide technology staffing firm, has served the state of Texas since 1998 and is a longstanding service provider on the Department of Information Resources ITSAC contract. DCS attracts and retains top talent for you by building trusted long-term relationships with its consultants. It also specializes in providing expedited staffing to help agencies meet project deadlines. DCS partners with the industry’s leading cloud, SaaS, cybersecurity, AI, data analytics and GIS companies to keep pace with the latest technology advancements. For information, contact Chief Sales Officer Due West or go to
The Collin County-based water district reportedly suffered a breach in mid-November.
The Higher Education IT Leadership Summit will explore how to lead and influence during technological shifts.
Industry Insider — Texas will not publish a newsletter Thursday or Friday in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday. The newsletter will resume Monday morning.
The commission is looking for a vendor capable of maintaining its web environment during peak traffic spikes.
Matthew Hall will lead modernization and tech initiatives tied to the university's goal of being a top-tier research institute.
Industry Insider — Texas is pleased to welcome Semperis to the Industry Insider family. Semperis helps security teams charged with defending hybrid and multicloud environments, and it ensures the integrity and availability of critical enterprise directory services at every step while reducing recovery time by 90 percent. Semperis’ patented technology, purpose-built for securing hybrid Active Directory environments, protects more than 50 million identities from cyber attacks, data breaches and operational errors. The fast-growing company is a Microsoft Enterprise Cloud Alliance and Co-Sell partner. For information, email Jeff Pitts or visit
Winners stepped up their municipalities’ digital offerings and other IT processes; one of the noted Dallas initiatives is its monthly accountability reporting.
The Center for Digital Government recognized El Paso in the annual awards program for the IT department’s support of city strategic planning with new cross-departmental data and processes.
Industry Insider — Texas is pleased to welcome Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) to the Industry Insider family. AMD offers the industry’s broadest portfolio of leadership high-performance and adaptive processor technologies, combining CPUs, GPUs, FPGAs, adaptive SoCs, DPUs and deep software expertise to enable leadership computing platforms for cloud, edge and end devices. For more information, visit AMD or contact Tabitha Richter.
The Center for Digital Government recognized it in the annual awards program due to continuous improvement, planning and IT priorities.
More money is headed to law enforcement agencies across the state, including $4.8 million for body-worn cameras.
The new presidential order signed last week by President Joe Biden gave the world a first look at how the U.S. will be approaching the regulation of artificial intelligence. While the executive order is aimed at federal agencies, how will it impact state and local government and education technology procurements, use cases and expectations? Join us Thursday for a webinar offering a quick rundown of the major pieces of the AI executive order and expert analysis of what the tech industry should be doing now to capitalize on this moment. Register here.
The new programming sends alerts about harsh weather but will expand to include educational and other messaging.
After a Dallas County cyber breach, a county commissioner says the government needs to fill the position, which has been vacant more than three months.
In the next few months, you will notice some changes to the Industry Insider — Texas site as we continue to refine the platform to provide more features and improve usability.
This is the first all-electric fleet in the state and was purchased with help from an EPA grant.
The state comptroller’s CIO and Austin Transit Partnership's director of IT will speak during the November event.
City officials were alerted early Monday morning to a breach, which is under state investigation.
The National Association of State Chief Information Officers has announced its new leadership choices, and has tapped Amanda Crawford for one of the top roles.
“Sometimes the operational tempo can be long and tough, but this team of skilled technicians, leaders and high-performing teammates never says no to a request or a challenge. They always ask how we can solve it.”
The capital city has made it official: Kerrica Laake will lead the city’s IT efforts. Laake has experience both in the city and with community-owned Austin Energy.
The Deep East Texas Council of Governments will distribute the funds for broadband and radio operations.
The Austin City Council voted to create an interlocal agreement for the county to use the radio system known as GATRRS.
Industry Insider — Texas is pleased to welcome Deloitte to the Industry Insider family. Deloitte has been working in the Texas public sector for more than 50 years and continues to work with state agencies, local governments and higher education. Its public-sector professionals provide a range of services including project and program management within the Texas Project Delivery Framework. For more information, visit Deloitte or contact Kindra Allen.
Texas Workforce Commission CIO Heather Hall and her deputies will speak at a members-only Industry Insider — Texas briefing.
The online system has been unavailable since last Friday’s statewide closure for a scheduled Labor Day upgrade.