Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly has chosen John Godfrey as the state’s new chief information security officer (CISO). In his new role, Godfrey will lead the Kansas Information Security Office (KISO) in developing and implementing information security and cybersecurity strategies. 

Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly announced that the state will invest $4.75 million in the Digital Opportunities to Connect Kansans (DOCK) program, an initiative designed to improve the digital skills of Kansans.

The state of Kansas announced that applications are now open for the Advancing Digital Opportunities to Promote Technology (ADOPT) program. The ADOPT program will award $14.7 million in grant funding to organizations addressing the challenges of broadband accessibility, affordability, and device availability.

The state of Kansas is using $3 million in Federal funds to improve its Judicial Branch records. The funding comes from the Federal Bureau of Justice Statistics’ National Criminal History Improvement Program (NCHIP) Grant Program.

Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly has tapped Jeff Maxon to become the state’s new chief information technology officer (CITO) and leader of its Office of Information Technology Services (OITS).

The Kansas state government, under the direction of Gov. Laura Kelly, will adopt a new generative AI policy. The policy, created by the Kansas Office of Information Technology Services (OITS), outlines how Kansas can responsibly embrace and use the technology while also protecting the state.


Kansas’ newly announced Lasting Infrastructure and Network Connectivity (LINC) program will provide $30 million in competitive funding opportunities to build the infrastructure needed for more homes and businesses to access broadband services.


In a bid to connect rural communities to high-speed broadband services, Kansas will use $15.7 million in Federal funding to connect more than 1,900 homes, businesses, schools, healthcare facilities, and other public institutions to broadband in the next 24 months.

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