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NASCIO Recognizes Illinois for Outstanding Accomplishments in IThttps://www2.illinois.gov/Pages/news-item.aspx?ReleaseID=19285NASCIO Recognizes Illinois for Outstanding Accomplishments in IT10/25/2018 5:00:00 AMThe National Association of State Chief Information Officers (NASCIO) announced the state of Illinois’ unemployment insurance tax modernization project as the winner for the Digital Government: Government to Business category as part of their 2018 State IT Recognition Awards.
Illinois smart state initiatives save money, improve service https://www2.illinois.gov/Pages/news-item.aspx?ReleaseID=19255Illinois smart state initiatives save money, improve service 10/17/2018 5:00:00 AMCHICAGO — Illinois is using advanced digital technologies to give taxpayers better service at lower costs. The result is a “smarter state,” one with more efficient government operations, lower ongoing costs, and savings of millions of taxpayer dollars.
October is National Cyber Security Awareness Monthhttps://www2.illinois.gov/Pages/news-item.aspx?ReleaseID=19222October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month10/4/2018 5:00:00 AMSPRINGFIELD, IL – Most people spend several hours each day online for work, pleasure or both. The widespread usage of computers, laptops, smartphones and tablets offers countless opportunities to connect with information and people around the world. It also provides myriad opportunities for cyber criminals. During October, the Illinois Emergency Management Agency (IEMA) is joining with the Illinois Department of Innovation and Technology (DoIT), as well as county and municipal emergency management agencies, to increase awareness of online risks and provide tips on what people can do to prevent problems.
October Proclaimed as Cyber Security Awareness Month in Illinoishttps://www2.illinois.gov/Pages/news-item.aspx?ReleaseID=19213October Proclaimed as Cyber Security Awareness Month in Illinois10/2/2018 5:00:00 AMSpringfield, IL –October is Cyber Security Awareness Month in Illinois, as proclaimed by Governor Bruce Rauner, to recognize the vital role that cyber security plays in identifying, protecting its citizens from and responding to cyber threats.
Illinois State Agencies Collaborate to Expand Mobile Serviceshttps://www2.illinois.gov/Pages/news-item.aspx?ReleaseID=18078Illinois State Agencies Collaborate to Expand Mobile Services8/23/2018 5:00:00 AMSpringfield, Illinois - The Department of Employment Security (DES) and Department of Innovation & Technology (DoIT) jointly announce the release of the IllinoisJobLink.com mobile functionality. IllinoisJobLink.com is a one-stop employment exchange in Illinois and is offered free of charge to both job seekers and employers. The system serves as the state’s hiring board, featuring more than 100,000 help-wanted ads.
Illinois Department of Innovation & Technology (DoIT) to Recognize 200 Years of Innovation in Illinois at the Illinois State Fair https://www2.illinois.gov/Pages/news-item.aspx?ReleaseID=18009Illinois Department of Innovation & Technology (DoIT) to Recognize 200 Years of Innovation in Illinois at the Illinois State Fair 8/9/2018 5:00:00 AMSpringfield, IL – The Illinois Department of Innovation & Technology (DoIT) is participating in the Governor’s Tent at the 2018 Illinois State Fair. This year’s display will be in recognition of the Illinois Bicentennial with a theme that centers around “200 Years of Innovation and Technology in Illinois”, featuring influential inventors from Illinois alongside current DoIT initiatives and successes.
Gov. Rauner signs HB 5611https://www2.illinois.gov/Pages/news-item.aspx?ReleaseID=17951Gov. Rauner signs HB 56117/20/2018 5:00:00 AMCHICAGO — The Illinois Department of Innovation and Technology (DoIT), formed by Executive Order in 2016, is now officially recognized as a state agency.
Gov. Rauner issues Executive Order to eliminate backlog of human rights caseshttps://www2.illinois.gov/Pages/news-item.aspx?ReleaseID=16892Gov. Rauner issues Executive Order to eliminate backlog of human rights cases6/20/2018 5:00:00 AMSPRINGFIELD (June 20, 2018) – Gov. Bruce Rauner today issued an executive order mandating that steps be taken to eliminate the backlog of over 1,000 cases at the Illinois Human Rights Commission (IHRC) dealing with anti-discrimination and equal opportunity complaints. Executive Order 18-08 will streamline government services to provide due process for Illinois residents.
Illinois Recognized as Top Tech Employer and for Achievement of Technology Enhancementshttps://www2.illinois.gov/Pages/news-item.aspx?ReleaseID=16637Illinois Recognized as Top Tech Employer and for Achievement of Technology Enhancements4/26/2018 5:00:00 AMSpringfield, IL – It’s Information Technology Month and the Illinois Department of Innovation & Technology (DoIT) is highlighting the state’s digital transformation and the positive impact on state operations.
Illinois Department of Human Rights Launches New Websitehttps://www2.illinois.gov/Pages/news-item.aspx?ReleaseID=15565Illinois Department of Human Rights Launches New Website4/10/2018 5:00:00 AMChicago, IL - The Illinois Department of Human Rights (IDHR) is launching a new website, featuring a more modern and user-friendly design.
ISAC Awarded 2018 Most Effective IT Team Award from CompTIA AITP Chicago Chapterhttps://www2.illinois.gov/Pages/news-item.aspx?ReleaseID=15458ISAC Awarded 2018 Most Effective IT Team Award from CompTIA AITP Chicago Chapter3/14/2018 5:00:00 AMCHICAGO – The Illinois Student Assistance Commission (ISAC) has been named the 2018 “Most Effective IT Team” by CompTIA AITP Chicago. The award recognizes high performing Chicagoland IT teams that have demonstrated an outstanding job in improving the success of their organization’s business. The annual award was presented to the team at an Awards Dinner on Thursday, March 8, 2018 at the Metropolitan Club of Chicago.
State of Illinois Enters National Partnership for Public Sector Collaborationhttps://www2.illinois.gov/Pages/news-item.aspx?ReleaseID=15416State of Illinois Enters National Partnership for Public Sector Collaboration2/6/2018 6:00:00 AMSpringfield, IL – The State of Illinois announces participation in a national partnership that will serve as a platform to share digital transformation best practices and new technologies. The first-in-the-nation partnership empowers collaboration among government agencies.
State of Illinois Releases Blockchain Task Force Report https://www2.illinois.gov/Pages/news-item.aspx?ReleaseID=15316State of Illinois Releases Blockchain Task Force Report 1/31/2018 6:00:00 AMSpringfield, IL - The first official government report in Illinois on blockchain is being released today on the use and opportunities available through blockchain and distributed technologies in the public arena. The Illinois Blockchain Task Force, consisting of appointed members of the General Assembly, as well as agency representatives and public entities involved in early efforts, have been meeting over the past four months to discuss and study distributed ledger technology. The report released today is the result of that effort.
State of Illinois Announces Smart Street Lighting Vendorshttps://www2.illinois.gov/Pages/news-item.aspx?ReleaseID=15233State of Illinois Announces Smart Street Lighting Vendors1/4/2018 6:00:00 AMSpringfield, IL – The State of Illinois today announced its intent to enter into a state master contract for Smart Street Lighting, following a Request for Proposal (RFP) issued in January 2017. The initiative was announced by Governor Rauner’s office, as part of his vision to transform technology in Illinois.
State opts in to FirstNet advanced communications networkhttps://www2.illinois.gov/Pages/news-item.aspx?ReleaseID=15193State opts in to FirstNet advanced communications network12/18/2017 6:00:00 AMWHEELING (Dec. 18, 2017) — A new partnership between Illinois and FirstNet will ensure that the lifesaving advantages of enhanced wireless broadband technology are available to public safety personnel statewide, Gov. Bruce Rauner announced today.
Governor's Medicaid fraud prevention initiatives save the State more than $450 millionhttps://www2.illinois.gov/Pages/news-item.aspx?ReleaseID=15184Governor's Medicaid fraud prevention initiatives save the State more than $450 million12/13/2017 6:00:00 AMCHICAGO (Dec. 13, 2017) — Gov. Bruce Rauner’s Health Care Fraud Elimination Task Force reported that the State has saved, prevented or recovered approximately $450 million in fraudulent or wasteful Medicaid spending in fiscal years 2016 and 2017.
Children's Cabinet to use real-time data to drive policyhttps://www2.illinois.gov/Pages/news-item.aspx?ReleaseID=15161Children's Cabinet to use real-time data to drive policy12/7/2017 6:00:00 AMSPRINGFIELD (Dec. 7, 2017) — Gov. Bruce Rauner’s Cabinet on Children and Youth turned on a new data dashboard today that policymakers and the public can use to make better-informed decisions about the health, safety, education and work readiness of Illinoisans younger than 25.
State of Illinois Migrates to Updated Open Data Management System https://www2.illinois.gov/Pages/news-item.aspx?ReleaseID=15039State of Illinois Migrates to Updated Open Data Management System 11/8/2017 6:00:00 AMSpringfield, IL - The State of Illinois today announced the move to a new open data management platform bringing a more functional and straightforward system that will deliver significant cost savings to Illinois, resulting in $1.2 million in savings over five years.
National Cybersecurity Awareness Month Recognized in Illinoishttps://www2.illinois.gov/Pages/news-item.aspx?ReleaseID=14897National Cybersecurity Awareness Month Recognized in Illinois10/3/2017 5:00:00 AMSpringfield, IL - Governor Bruce Rauner proclaimed October as National Cybersecurity Awareness Month in Illinois. In recognition of this declaration, the Illinois Department of Innovation & Technology (DoIT) is conducting a statewide employee awareness campaign that shares cybersecurity resources and best practices to better protect against online risks.
October is National Cyber Security Awareness Monthhttps://www2.illinois.gov/Pages/news-item.aspx?ReleaseID=14899October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month10/3/2017 5:00:00 AMSPRINGFIELD – Most people spend several hours each day online for work, pleasure or both. The widespread usage of computers, laptops, smartphones and tablets offers countless opportunities to connect with information and people around the world. It also provides myriad opportunities for cyber criminals.
Gov. Rauner announces leadership transition at DoIThttps://www2.illinois.gov/Pages/news-item.aspx?ReleaseID=14793Gov. Rauner announces leadership transition at DoIT9/7/2017 5:00:00 AMCHICAGO (Sept. 7, 2017) – Acting Secretary and State CIO Hardik Bhatt will be leaving the Department of Innovation and Technology (DoIT) after leading the digital transformation in state government for more than two years. Hardik is returning to the private sector to lead smart cities and transportation technology business for a large multinational U.S. company.
Procurement Innovation Continues in Illinoishttps://www2.illinois.gov/Pages/news-item.aspx?ReleaseID=14695Procurement Innovation Continues in Illinois8/15/2017 5:00:00 AMSpringfield, IL - The Department of Innovation & Technology (DoIT) today announced the annual application period for the Information Technology Resource Planning (ITRP) Program, which provides an effective way for state agencies to secure IT vendors.
Department of Innovation & Technology (DoIT) Participating in Governor's Tent at 2017 Illinois State Fairhttps://www2.illinois.gov/Pages/news-item.aspx?ReleaseID=14680Department of Innovation & Technology (DoIT) Participating in Governor's Tent at 2017 Illinois State Fair8/10/2017 5:00:00 AMSpringfield, IL – Today, the Illinois Department of Innovation & Technology (DoIT) unveils the agency’s 2017 Illinois State Fair display in the Governor’s Tent.
Gov. Rauner signs bill to protect Illinois from cyberthreatshttps://www2.illinois.gov/Pages/news-item.aspx?ReleaseID=14671Gov. Rauner signs bill to protect Illinois from cyberthreats8/7/2017 5:00:00 AMCHICAGO (Aug. 7, 2017) – Today, Governor Rauner signed House Bill 2371, requiring all executive branch State of Illinois employees responsible to the Governor, not including public university employees, to undergo annual cybersecurity training to understand the risks, threats and best practices to defend against cyber threats."
Gov. Rauner acts to increase fairness and speed in administrative hearing processhttps://www2.illinois.gov/Pages/news-item.aspx?ReleaseID=14663Gov. Rauner acts to increase fairness and speed in administrative hearing process8/2/2017 5:00:00 AMSPRINGFIELD (August 2, 2017) – Gov. Bruce Rauner today signed Executive Order 2017-04 to improve and streamline Illinois state government. This action reaffirms the administration’s commitment to transforming administrative law in Illinois.
Illinois Department of Veterans' Affairs Executes Rapid Response to Cyber Issuehttps://www2.illinois.gov/Pages/news-item.aspx?ReleaseID=14570Illinois Department of Veterans' Affairs Executes Rapid Response to Cyber Issue7/5/2017 5:00:00 AMSpringfield, IL - On July 3, 2017, the Illinois Department of Veterans’ Affairs (IDVA) reported evidence of a malware virus on the agency’s network. IDVA staff quickly responded to minimize the spread and launched a security incident response through the Illinois Department of Innovation & Technology (DoIT).
The State of Illinois to Build a Digital-Ready Workforcehttps://www2.illinois.gov/Pages/news-item.aspx?ReleaseID=14363The State of Illinois to Build a Digital-Ready Workforce4/20/2017 5:00:00 AMChicago, IL - The State of Illinois and the IoT Talent Consortium (IoTTC) today announced a partnership to deliver education curricula designed to further Illinois’ goal of transforming into a "smart state" by using advanced technologies to deliver services better and more efficiently.
April Declared Information Technology Month in Illinoishttps://www2.illinois.gov/Pages/news-item.aspx?ReleaseID=14121April Declared Information Technology Month in Illinois4/7/2017 5:00:00 AMSPRINGFIELD, IL – Governor Bruce Rauner declared April 2017 as Information Technology Month in Illinois to celebrate the important work being done by IT professionals statewide and to encourage Illinois students to understand the growing opportunities in IT and the workforce.
Governor, DoIT Unveil Cybersecurity Strategy to Protect Services and Informationhttps://www2.illinois.gov/Pages/news-item.aspx?ReleaseID=14087Governor, DoIT Unveil Cybersecurity Strategy to Protect Services and Information3/21/2017 5:00:00 AMSPRINGFIELD – Governor Bruce Rauner and the Department of Innovation & Technology (DoIT) today announced a comprehensive state cybersecurity strategy as an important step toward the governor's vision for a cyber secure Illinois. The plan outlines five strategic goals with specific action plans to protect state operations and the personal information of Illinois residents. The goals include protecting state of Illinois information and systems, reducing cyber risk, best-in-class cybersecurity capabilities, enterprise approach to cybersecurity and a cyber secure Illinois.
Governor Addresses Internet of Manufacturing Conference https://www2.illinois.gov/Pages/news-item.aspx?ReleaseID=14354Governor Addresses Internet of Manufacturing Conference 3/7/2017 6:00:00 AMCHICAGO - Governor Bruce Rauner today discussed the role of innovating technology and manufacturing at the Internet of Manufacturing Conference taking place at McCormick Place.
State of Illinois, U of I System Launch ‘Smart State' Partnershiphttps://www2.illinois.gov/Pages/news-item.aspx?ReleaseID=14017State of Illinois, U of I System Launch ‘Smart State' Partnership2/2/2017 6:00:00 AMSPRINGFIELD, IL – The State of Illinois and University of Illinois System announced a new partnership today which advances Illinois as the nation’s premier ‘Smart State’, integrating next-generation technology to improve quality of life, grow the state’s economy and retain and attract residents.
Reality Check App Puts Career Planning Tools in the Hands of Youth, Job Seekershttps://www2.illinois.gov/Pages/news-item.aspx?ReleaseID=13990Reality Check App Puts Career Planning Tools in the Hands of Youth, Job Seekers1/18/2017 6:00:00 AMSPRINGFIELD, IL – The Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES) has teamed up with the Illinois Department of Innovation and Technology (DoIT) on a new Going Mobile initiative that will help teens, young adults and those considering career changes to obtain realistic projections and information. The app tells students and job seekers the reality about their career choice, so they can be prepared now for what the future could bring.
Illinois on Track to Become First Smart State in the U.S.https://www2.illinois.gov/Pages/news-item.aspx?ReleaseID=13937Illinois on Track to Become First Smart State in the U.S.12/19/2016 6:00:00 AMCHICAGO, IL – The State of Illinois’ Department of Innovation and Technology (DoIT) recently hosted the Smart State Roadmap Workshop, a two-day workshop to pursue becoming the first ‘Smart State’ in the nation.
Illinois Announces Initiative to Grow Innovation Sectorhttps://www2.illinois.gov/Pages/news-item.aspx?ReleaseID=13908Illinois Announces Initiative to Grow Innovation Sector11/30/2016 6:00:00 AMChicago, IL - A consortium of Illinois state and county agencies today announced the official launch of the Illinois Blockchain Initiative. The group, represented by the State's Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO), Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (DFPR), Department of Insurance (DOI), Department of Innovation & Technology (DoIT) and Cook County's Recorder of Deeds will be collaborating to explore innovations presented by Blockchain and distributed ledger technology.
Illinois Partners with State of Telangana, India to Strengthen Smart State Initiativeshttps://www2.illinois.gov/Pages/news-item.aspx?ReleaseID=13860Illinois Partners with State of Telangana, India to Strengthen Smart State Initiatives10/19/2016 5:00:00 AMIn a move to advance smart state initiatives, the Illinois Department of Information and Technology (DoIT) signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the State of Telangana, India to accelerate the progress of both parties toward emerging smart state technologies.
October is National Cyber Security Awareness Monthhttps://www2.illinois.gov/Pages/news-item.aspx?ReleaseID=13832October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month9/30/2016 5:00:00 AMGovernor Rauner issues proclamation encouraging Illinoisans to stay safe online
Illinois Makes Dramatic Improvement in Technology Ratinghttps://www2.illinois.gov/Pages/news-item.aspx?ReleaseID=13813Illinois Makes Dramatic Improvement in Technology Rating9/19/2016 5:00:00 AMSPRINGFIELD, IL – In an announcement today at the 2016 National Association of State Chief Information Officers (NASCIO) Conference in Orlando, Florida, the Center for Digital Government named Illinois as one of the most improved states in the country for technology and innovation. In just 18 months, Illinois has moved from the bottom quarter to the top third of all 50 states.
GOING MOBILE IN ILLINOIShttps://www2.illinois.gov/Pages/news-item.aspx?ReleaseID=13741GOING MOBILE IN ILLINOIS8/11/2016 5:00:00 AMSPRINGFIELD, IL – The days of calling or visiting an office for assistance are quickly disappearing. Today, people want to find information and answers when and where it’s most convenient for them, which is often from a mobile device. To coincide with that growing preference, the Department of Innovation & Technology (DoIT) is releasing four new mobile responsive applications to provide citizens with easier access to government services and information.
Governor Rauner Announces Participation in Data-Driven Justice Initiativehttps://www2.illinois.gov/Pages/news-item.aspx?ReleaseID=13678Governor Rauner Announces Participation in Data-Driven Justice Initiative7/1/2016 5:00:00 AMCHICAGO - Governor Rauner announced today that Illinois will participate in the White House’s Data Driven Justice (DDJ) Initiative.
State agencies pledge to share data to provide better services to Illinoisanshttps://www2.illinois.gov/Pages/news-item.aspx?ReleaseID=13613State agencies pledge to share data to provide better services to Illinoisans5/26/2016 5:00:00 AMCHICAGO - Thirteen state agencies that are members of the State’s Health and Human Service enterprise announced the signing of an Enterprise Memorandum of Understanding (eMOU) for inter-agency data sharing. The eMOU will correct the many problems that arise from a lack of information sharing by state agencies.
Governor Rauner Takes Executive Action to Improve Administrative Hearing Processhttps://www2.illinois.gov/Pages/news-item.aspx?ReleaseID=13570Governor Rauner Takes Executive Action to Improve Administrative Hearing Process4/29/2016 5:00:00 AMSigns Executive Order to promote collaboration among state agencies by increasing efficiency and providing more timely decisions
Department of Innovation and Technology Moves Forward in Transforming Illinois' Digital Landscapehttps://www2.illinois.gov/Pages/news-item.aspx?ReleaseID=13544Department of Innovation and Technology Moves Forward in Transforming Illinois' Digital Landscape3/30/2016 5:00:00 AMNew agency will lead digital transformation, increase inter-agency efficiency and improve delivery of services to residents and businesses
Governor Consolidates Illinois' Information Technology into New Agencyhttps://www2.illinois.gov/Pages/news-item.aspx?ReleaseID=13467Governor Consolidates Illinois' Information Technology into New Agency1/25/2016 6:00:00 AMDepartment of Innovation and Technology will accelerate Illinois’ modernization