GRAND FORKS, N.D. (JAN. 29, 2020) – Gov. Doug Burgum today announced a first-of-its-kind, multi-industry career expo aimed at addressing the state’s workforce shortage and highlighting the importance of 21st century skills such as computer science and cybersecurity in various career fields.

Gov. Doug Burgum today announced a first-of-its-kind event in April that will bring together local, regional and national partners involved in North Dakota’s K-20W Initiative to highlight the unique cybersecurity education effort and its goal of “Every Student, Every School, Cyber Educated.”

A statewide Hour of Code is planned with dozens of school districts on Thursday, Dec. 12 as part of a nationwide, annual event hosted by Held in conjunction with Computer Science Education Week and coordinated by Microsoft, the event is part of a broader effort to give students of all ages opportunities to learn about coding and computer science as foundational 21st century skills.

Chief Information Officer Shawn Riley to keynote Broadband Association of North Dakota Annual Conference

Also slated to participate in Minnesota IT Symposium Dec. 11

Gov. Doug Burgum today announced the state’s second year participating in an innovative, online cybersecurity competition and encouraged high school students to explore their aptitude for cybersecurity and computer science by registering.

North Dakota Chief Information Officer Shawn Riley today announced Kevin Ford as chief information security officer (CISO). Ford, a native of Calvert County Maryland, brings more than a decade of experience overseeing information security and cyber-risk management practices for private and public sector clients, including the federal government and Fortune 100 companies.

Just under 400 attendees representing government, industry cybersecurity professionals and students met at Bismarck State College Oct. 2 and 3 for the 2nd Annual CyberCon conference. 

Electronic Records Day 2019Posted: Oct 9, 2019News

October 10th is Electronic Records Day 2019, an opportunity to raise community awareness of our digital records and to enlist help in preserving electronic records.

 The K-20W Initiative, a statewide, comprehensive approach to cybersecurity education and workforce training, has been named a CSO50 Award winner.