Press Releases

Boyette Helps Open State's Newest 911 Center

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Eric Boyette, secretary of the North Carolina Department of Information Technology and chair of the state’s NC 911 Board, helped Richmond County open its new 911 center Wednesday.

State Library and NC DIT Receive Grant to Address K-12 Homework Gap Through Broadband Adoption

Monday, April 30, 2018

Some North Carolina K-12 students without home internet access to complete assigned homework will soon receive assistance through a $250,000, two-year grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services. The grant was recently awarded to the State Library of North Carolina and the Broadband Infrastructure Office of the North Carolina Department of Information Technology (DIT).

Three NC DIT Leaders Honored at StateScoop 50 Awards

Monday, April 23, 2018

Three leaders in the North Carolina Department of Information Technology have been honored by a national publication for being among the best in their fields. Deputy State Chief Information Officer Tracy Doaks, Chief Customer Officer Jon Minshew and Chief Risk Officer Maria Thompson were among 50 state IT professionals recognized for excellence during the StateScoop 50 Awards in Baltimore on Sunday evening during the National Association of State Chief Information Officers' (NASCIO) midyear conference.

NC 911 Board Honors Crisis Support Member, Awards Grant at Monthly Meeting

Friday, April 20, 2018

The North Carolina 911 Board today honored a Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department telecommunicator who helped counsel a colleague in training after a 911 call during which a psychiatric patient threatened to harm himself and his mother. The incident resulted in the patient being shot and killed by police.

State Broadband Office Releases Community Playbook

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Eric Boyette, Secretary of the North Carolina Department of Information Technology (DIT) and State Chief Information Officer, on Wednesday announced the launch of the Community Broadband Playbook.

State Starts New Unit to Combat Cyberattacks

Monday, March 19, 2018

The N.C. Department of Public Safety is partnering with the N.C. Department of Information Technology to combat the growing threat of cyberattacks. A new entity – housed in the State Bureau of Investigation’s N.C Information Sharing and Analysis Center (ISAAC) – will focus on promoting cyber awareness and information sharing and to provide actionable cyberintelligence to private and public sector partners and citizens.

First Lady, Cabinet Secretaries to See Students Compete in Girls Go CyberStart This Week

Monday, February 19, 2018

More than 400 North Carolina high school girls will take part this week in an online competition to explore careers in cybersecurity. North Carolina First Lady Kristin Cooper, Secretary of Administration Machelle Sanders, and Secretary of Information Technology Eric Boyette will visit high schools across the state this week to watch girls compete in Girls Go CyberStart.

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