North Dakota Chief Information Officer Shawn Riley today announced Evonne Amundson as the Information Technology agency’s Chief Customer Success Officer (CCSO), a position directly aligned with elevating NDIT’s focus on driving value for customers through a holistic strategy focused on people, process and technology to achieve business needs. 

North Dakota Chief Information Officer Shawn Riley today announced the availability of CyberPatriot, an online cybersecurity competition for middle and high school students. CyberPatriot is the National Youth Cyber Education Program created by the Air Force Association to inspire K-12 students toward careers in cybersecurity or other science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines critical to our nation's future. 

Children are heading back to school soon, and North Dakota Information Technology (NDIT) department Chief Information Security Officer Kevin Ford encourages public school kids to ‘Click OK to secure your day.’

The ND State Superintendent’s Student Cabinet members, Gov. Doug Burgum, K-12 administrators, and cybersecurity professionals produced a video with the Palo Alto Networks encouraging schoolchildren to install anti-malware to keep their devices safe.

The North Dakota Department of Health (NDDoH) has collaborated with North Dakota Information Technology (NDIT) to make COVID-19 test result reports available to view, download and print in a single location. Individuals who have registered through can now access their COVID-19 test result reports for tests that were resulted after June 10th, 2021.

Chief Information Officer Shawn Riley today congratulated Alyssa Traylor for winning the Aspirations in Computing Award from the National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT) at a virtual ceremony hosted by EduTech, the K-12 educational technology arm of the State of North Dakota Information Technology Department (NDIT). The Aspirations in Computing award is given annually to students who are selected based on their aptitude and aspirations in technology and computing as demonstrated by their computing experience, related activities, leadership experience, tenacity in the face of barriers, and post-secondary education plans.

  Chief Information Officer (CIO) Shawn Riley congratulated Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) Kevin Ford today for being recognized by Government Technology as one of the Top 25 Doers, Dreamers & Drivers of 2021. The award highlights the exceptional work of people who tirelessly leverage technology to make government better serve the citizen.

Gov. Doug Burgum and state Superintendent Kirsten Baesler today announced Innovative Education Week, June 7-11, 2021. The content-rich week of events kicks off with the fifth annual Governor’s Summit on Innovative Education on June 7, featuring a keynote by CEO and co-founder Hadi Partovi.

Chief Information Security Officer Kevin Ford today announced the State of North Dakota Information Technology Department (NDIT) has a goal in 2021 – the installation of anti-malware software on 45,000 Chromebook devices K-12 students use to attend class remotely or in a hybrid environment.

Previously, the anti-malware software had to be installed manually on each device. Now, school districts can centrally manage and easily deploy software that will protect Chromebook devices in the unique K-12 virtual and hybrid environments.

Gov. Doug Burgum today announced that North Dakota received an “A+” grade in the first two months of CyberStart America, an innovative, online cybersecurity competition sponsored by the National Cyber Scholarship Foundation and SANS Institute.

The competition encourages high school students to explore their aptitude for cybersecurity and computer science with a chance to win prizes and scholarships. The “A+” grade is based on current participation of 26 students from 12 schools.

Gov. Doug Burgum congratulated North Dakota Chief Information Officer Shawn Riley for receiving the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) Patriot Award today for exemplary leadership and support of military members and veterans employed at North Dakota Information Technology (NDIT).