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DIR News Nov 14, 2021

Texas Department of Information Resources Receives Greater Austin Top Workplace Award 2021

The Texas Department of Information Resources (DIR) has been named one of the Top Workplaces in the Greater Austin area by the Austin American-Statesman Top Workplaces.

Cybersecurity News Nov 8, 2021

US Justice Department Announces Indictment Against REvil Ransomware Suspect Behind 2019 Ransomware Attack on Texas Municipalities

AUSTIN – The United States Justice Department announced Monday charges against an alleged affiliate of the REvil ransomware group suspected in ransomware attacks across the nation, including the 23 Texas municipalities hit in August 2019. The Texas Department of Information Resources (DIR), coordinated with state and federal response partners to investigate, contain, eradicate, and support the transition to recovery for these Texas entities within one week of the attack.

DIR News Nov 4, 2021

Texas Releases 2022-2026 State Strategic Plan for Information Resources Management

The Texas Department of Information Resources (DIR) has released the 2022-2026 State Strategic Plan for Information Resources Management.

Cybersecurity News Oct 1, 2021

DIR Anounces October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month

AUSTIN-- October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month, and the Texas Department of Information Resources (DIR) will be hosting events throughout the month to raise awareness about the importance of cybersecurity.

DIR News Sep 30, 2021

Governor Abbott Appoints DIR Director of Strategic Digital Services to Work Group on Blockchain Matters

AUSTIN – Governor Greg Abbott has appointed DIR Director of Strategic Digital Services, Jennifer Buaas to the Work Group on Blockchain Matters. The work group will develop a master plan for the expansion of the blockchain industry in Texas and recommend policies and state investments in connection with blockchain technology.

DIR News Jan 3, 2022

DIR Director of Program Development Awarded Outstanding Women in Texas Government Award

AUSTIN--- The Texas Department of Information Resources (DIR) is proud to announce that DIR's Director of Program Development, Endi Silva, received the Rising Star award from the State Agency Council to the Governor's Commission for Women.

DIR News Aug 28, 2021

DIR Chief Technology Officer and State of Texas Deputy Chief Information Officer Recognized by National Association of State Technology Directors

John Hoffman was recognized with an Honorary Life Membership by the National Association of State Technology Directors (NASTD) at the annual conference on August 25, 2021.

DIR News Aug 28, 2021

DIR Statewide Resilience and Incident Response Manager Wins Rising Star Award

Jonathan King, Statewide Resilience and Incident Response Manager at DIR, received the Rising Star Award from the Texas Association State Systems for Computing and Communications (TASSCC).