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MN.IT News 

MN.IT News brings you a collection of headlines and announcements from around the agency.


Recent press releases

  • Employment App Receives Award
    October 14, 2015  —  MN.IT Services, the state’s information technology agency, was recognized by the National Association of State Chief Information Officers (NASCIO) for Innovation Technology. NASCIO’s Information Communications Technology Innovations Award was presented to MN.IT for the revamped Workforce One application, which helps track employment and training services for more than 100,000 eligible Minnesotans. Workforce One, a partnership between Minnesota’s Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) and Department of Human Services (DHS), is a web-based application used by nearly 2,000 state, city, county and non-profit employment and training providers.
  • MN.IT Co-Authors National Report
    September 01, 2015  —  The Office of Accessibility, a program of MN.IT Services, recently lent its expertise to a nationwide report published by the National Association of Chief Information Officers (NASCIO) about accessibility requirements in IT procurement. Jay Wyant, the State’s Chief Information Accessibility Officer, co-wrote the report, Accessibility in IT Procurement, with representatives from Massachusetts and Texas.
  • National Poster Contest Winner
    June 11, 2015  —  MN.IT Services is proud to announce that one of this year’s state winners of the Minnesota Kids Safe Online Poster Contest is named a national winner. The National Multi-State Information Sharing and Analysis Center (MS-ISAC) announced that 5th Grader Grace Schafhauser from Transfiguration Catholic School in Oakdale is a winner in its Cyber Security Awareness National Calendar Contest.
  • Accessibility Awareness Day
    May 21, 2015  —  Every citizen has the right to an accessible government. With this, the State of Minnesota joins a worldwide effort in celebrating Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD), a day to get people thinking and talking about digital (web, software, mobile) accessibility and users with different disabilities.

Recent news

  • Governor proclaims Cyber Month
    September 30, 2015  —  Our lives are becoming increasingly dependent on technology and cyberspace, from checking email and social networks to searching for information and delivering government services. Criminals, terrorists and nation-states are finding new ways to leverage this technology to steal our information or disrupt our daily lives, so it is important we know how to stay safe online.
  • Tech and the Avian Flu Response
    September 21, 2015  —  The avian flu had a major impact on Minnesota, which is the number one turkey producer in the nation. More than 100 farms were impacted and 9,000,000 birds were lost to the disease. Minnesota is bracing for another round of avian flu as bird migration begins. MN.IT Services is ready to join the fight as it did earlier this year.
  • Celebrating 25 years of ADA
    July 21, 2015  —  2015 marks the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act. As part of the celebration, The Office of Accessibility, a program of MN.IT Services, has created an infographic that looks at key milestones that impact Minnesotans and accessible information technology.
  • Baden Named MN State CIO
    January 14, 2015  —  Governor Mark Dayton and Lieutenant Governor Tina Smith have announced the appointment of Thomas A. Baden, Jr. State Chief Information Officer (CIO) and Commissioner of MN.IT Services.