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Consolidating HR and financial processes on central platforms is a major undertaking in states where legacy systems have been in place for up to 40 years. We check in with three states on their efforts.
During a panel discussion on the subject of data management, state data experts discussed the importance of intentionally obtaining data to inform decision-making and tell a story to those who use it.
Jennifer Ricker stepped down as secretary of the Department of Innovation and Technology on Monday. As her deputy, Brandon Ragle, takes over the role, Ricker reflects on her time in the position.
Ricker, the CIO and secretary of Illinois’ Department of Innovation and Technology, will leave the role next week. Ricker has served as Illinois CIO for just under two and a half years, seeing the state through COVID-19.
State IT organizations are struggling to fill their ranks, forcing many to re-examine how they hire. Illinois CIO Jennifer Ricker describes the state’s efforts to add entry-level roles and edit job descriptions to create new pathways in.
On the heels of a major financial upgrade, Illinois CIO Jennifer Ricker talks about what’s at stake as the Department of Innovation and Technology stands up a core HR system for tens of thousands of state employees.
Illinois residents who filed claims for a cut of Google’s $100 million class-action settlement that is related to alleged violations of a state privacy law there could receive checks of about $154 each.
Dixon Public Schools officials are clearing out old computers and servers to make way for more secure technology. The decision comes just days after a breach of the widely used communication app, Seesaw. 
The former chief information officer for Evanston, Ill., was approved by the Chicago suburb’s City Council Tuesday night. In his new role as city manager, he will oversee policy implementation in the city.
A new report from the Illinois Law Enforcement and Training Standards Board identified multiple issues Bloomington, Normal and Illinois State University police departments have experienced since implementing body cams.