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Alabama and 37 States Take a Comprehensive Approach to Improving Cybersecurity
Aug 4, 2017  -  The National Governors Association has been focused on engaging states when it comes to cybersecurity, and now a multistate compact stands as another positive sign of progress.
Governor Ivey Signs Multi-State Compact to Improve State Cybersecurity
Aug 2, 2017  -  MONTGOMERY – Governor Kay Ivey announced Tuesday that she has signed onto a multi-state compact to improve cybersecurity within the state. The “Compact to Improve State Cybersecurity” was agreed upon at the 2017 National Governors Association (NGA) Summer Meeting in Providence, RI.
Alabama Acting CIO Jim Purcell Is a Man on a Mission for Smarter State IT, July 19, 2017 Government Technology
Jul 21, 2017  -  Jim Purcell wasn’t expecting a call from Alabama’s new governor, Kay Ivey, and he certainly wasn’t expecting her to ask him to head up the Office of Information Technology (OIT) — but that’s exactly what happened last week.
Governor Ivey Appoints Jim Purcell and Todd Cotton to Cabinet Posts
Jul 18, 2017  -  MONTGOMERY – Governor Kay Ivey announced on Wednesday that she has appointed James “Jim” Purcell, Sr. as Acting Secretary of Information Technology and Todd Cotton as Acting Commissioner of the Alabama Department of Senior Services.