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StateScoop podcast featuring CIO Nelson Moe

CIO Nelson Moe was featured as a panelist StateScoop magazine’s “Priorities” podcast earlier this month. Joining him on the panel were North Carolina CIO Keith Werner, Arizona CIO Morgan Reed and Learning Tree International CEO Richard Spires. The panelists discussed strategies states are using to prepare organizations and employees for waves of new technologies and IT jobs. CIO Moe spoke about how he is planning to utilize assessments and training to prepare state employees for work life after the expiration of the commonwealth’s contract with Northrop Grumman.

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VITA launches technology innovation demonstrations

The inaugural demonstration of the VITA Innovation Center of Excellence (VITA ICE) is Monday, Oct. 24, at the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) headquarters in Richmond. In observance of Cyber Security Awareness Month, Center for Innovative Technology (CIT) Chief Technology Officer David Ihrie will discuss “Continuous Innovation for Cyber Security.” A demonstration will follow by Mission Secure Inc. (MSi) Vice President of Implementation Services Edward Suhler on “Cyber Security of Physical Systems.” The event is sponsored by CIT, VITA and VDOT and hosted by Chief Information Officer of the Commonwealth (CIO) Nelson Moe and VDOT CIO Murali Rao. Invitations were extended to agency information technology staff.

ITAC to meet Oct. 31

The Information Technology Advisory Council (ITAC) will meet from 1-3 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 31, at the Patrick Henry Building, West Reading Room, in Richmond, Virginia. ITAC members include IT and business leaders in state government and citizen representatives. The meeting is open to the public, and a time for public comment is planned near the end of the meeting.

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Beware of malware

Happy Cyber Security Awareness Month! October is not only National Cyber Security Awareness Month, it is also a time celebrate halloween. Just like the disguises the trick-or-treaters wear, malware can use "costumes" to disguise what it is and tricks you into installing it. These disguises come in many forms, but if you know what to look for, you can avoid the tricks.

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