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


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  • 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.
  • Contest Winners Awarded
    May 01, 2015 - Winners of the Minnesota Kids Safe Online Poster contest were honored by MN.IT Assistant Commissioner and State Chief Information Officer Chris Buse at recent school events.
  • Accessible Government
    March 26, 2015 - Can everyone navigate your website? Nearly 20 percent of the population has a disability, which can make it difficult for them to access the internet. Using accessibility guidelines when developing your website helps make it possible for anyone – regardless of ability – to use it.
  • Minnesota Geospatial Commons
    March 18, 2015 - The Minnesota Geospatial Commons is a collaborative public website where publishers can share, and users can access geospatial data, maps, services and applications. These resources allow us to see, analyze and interpret data to better understand relationships, patterns and trends. The site is administered by the Minnesota Geospatial Information Office (MnGeo), a program of MN.IT Services.
  • 2015 Poster Contest Winners
    January 29, 2015 - MN.IT Services is proud to announce the winners of this year’s Minnesota Kids Safe Online Poster Contest.
  • 2015 Kids Safe Poster Contest
    November 18, 2014 - The Kids Safe Online Poster Contest, sponsored by MN.IT Services, offers kids the chance to creatively explain cyber security and to have those efforts nationally recognized.
  • IT Reforms Save $27.4M
    July 23, 2014 - Governor Mark Dayton and MN.IT Services Commissioner Carolyn Parnell have announced that state IT reforms have saved Minnesota taxpayers $27.4 million to date. Another $7 million is anticipated by the end of this year.
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