North Dakota Chief Information Officer Shawn Riley today announced Jeff Hensel as the Information Technology agency’s first 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.

State Superintendent Kirsten Baesler and EduTech Director Rosi Kloberdanz today announced a Professional Learning Program beginning in June for middle school teachers and July for high school teachers. There is also a program available for elementary teachers.

Gov. Doug Burgum today congratulated the 290 high school women from 21 schools who participated in this year’s Girls Go CyberStart competition sponsored by the SANS Institute. This program is designed to help young women develop creative thinking and problem-solving skills through a series of online cybersecurity challenges.

North Dakota Information Technology, EduTech, Gateway to Science and Microsoft Corp., today announced a Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Portal,, designed to help fill the growing need for PPE throughout the state. 

Chief Information Officer Shawn Riley today congratulated ten North Dakota students who received national recognition by the National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT), as well as Valley City State University student Shane Hitch who was a top-five finisher in a Capture the Flag cybersecurity competition hosted by NICERC, the National Integrated Cyber Education Research Center. The CTF was held in conjunction with the first-of-its-kind technology focused, multi-industry career expo, Dakota Strike, scheduled for April 8 at the Fargodome, which was cancelled due to COVID-19.

hief Information Security Officer Kevin Ford and State Superintendent Kirsten Baesler today alerted the public to new cybersecurity threats tied to video conferencing platforms, like Zoom, which are becoming increasingly popular given the global increase in remote work and learning environments. 

Celebrating 25 years of Records and Information Management Month!  ARMA International created this month to celebrate the great work information professionals bring to their organizations and the practices and principles that help manage and protect an organization’s most valued asset.

Chief Information Security Officer Kevin Ford, along with North Dakota’s Joint Information Center leadership team, today provided information regarding widespread phishing and social engineering attacks malicious actors are using to exploit the coronavirus pandemic.

North Dakota Chief Information Officer Shawn Riley today announced a new executive position within the state’s Information Technology team. The Chief Customer Success Officer is directly aligned with elevating NDIT’s focus on driving business value for customers through a holistic strategy, including technical integration to achieve state agencies’ business needs.

NDIT’s Lucas Pippenger, Tony Aukland, serve as judge and advisor. BSC students Jacob Langeurd and Ian Johnson also work on the NDIT Security team.