A public-private coalition called Innovate Illinois has enlisted several universities in pursuit of federal funding to designate its quantum science and biomanufacturing centers as EDA Tech Hubs.
The Illinois Graduate and Retain Our Workforce (iGROW) Tech Act will offer grants to college students majoring in computer science, information technology or related fields, covering up to the full cost of tuition.
The Illinois Department of Children and Family Services has adopted Augintel’s Natural Language Processing software to help child welfare caseworkers gain enhanced insights on the cases they manage.
The Illinois Child Care Assistance Program application process is getting digitized through a partnership with Code for America. The partnership aims to make the process simpler and more efficient for families who rely on it.
While states like New York, Illinois and Maryland have forged new legislative roads to regulate AI use in hiring and review processes, more than 20 states have no proposed or enacted AI-related hiring bills.
The state of Illinois will offer credit monitoring and a call center for hundreds of thousands of people whose private data was compromised in a cyber attack by a global ransomware group last month.
Illinois agencies had been using the file transfer software MOVEit, which was recently compromised by the CL0P ransomware gang. The state IT department is currently investigating.
Illinois legislators passed a bill recently that would expand police officers' ability to use surveillance drones for security purposes during special events like parades, festivals, concerts and races.
Progress continues for the state of Illinois’ multiple-year digital transformation undertaking, which aims to simplify processes and positively impact state employees across the state’s agencies.