November 5, 2015
Government Computer News headline on November 4, 2015 “How Iowa eased its transition to Drupal” highlights the journey to implement Drupal as the standard content management system across Iowa state government. As Iowa adopts a template approach to completing our Drupal migration we are in good company with other states and federal agencies leveraging a template. The OCIO especially wants to recognize the efforts by agencies to tackle their content and slim it down to focus on delivering just what the citizens want.
July 21, 2015
The NASS Administrative Rules Organization Honors Iowa Office of the Chief Information Officer with 2015 Colborn Award. Administrative Codes and Registers (ACR), a section of the National Association of Secretaries of State (NASS), has selected Iowa's Chief Information Officer as a recipient of the 2015 Robert J. Colborn Jr. Innovation Award. It is the first time that Iowa has received the national honor. The Iowa CIO's office received this year's Colborn Award for its Iowa Public Comment Website for Administrative Rules (https://rules.iowa.gov), which enables citizens to be more informed and engaged in the state's administrative rule making process while streamlining the method for commenting on proposed rules. "Since taking office, our administration has made government transparency a priority," said Iowa Governor Terry Branstad. More details from the NASS press release....
May 18, 2015
Governor Branstad announces the new Administrative Rules website allowing the public to comment on-line regarding proposed rules. “Public participation in forming administrative rules helps Iowa reform burdensome rules and prevents overregulation and government red tape thus encouraging efficiency, economic growth and job creation,” said Branstad. “We are pleased to launch Rules.Iowa.gov today to give Iowans greater access to their government and the ability to weigh-in on proposed rules conveniently and effectively at any time during the rule process.”Check out the Governor's Press Release and watch the announcement on YouTube (link is external).
May 11, 2015
Students interested in science, technology, engineering and math with the Southwestern Community College Workplace Learning Network visit and tour the OCIO to learn more about careers in information technology.
Bob von Wolffradt (left) and Matt Behrens (right) join the high school students and answer questions about careers in technology.