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DIR News May 25, 2022

State Chief Data Officer Named One of Most Influential People in Data

The State of Texas Chief Data Officer Ed Kelly has been named one of the 100 most influential people in data in 2022 by the website DataIQ.

DIR News May 2, 2022

DIR Wins Three StateScoop 50 Awards

AUSTIN – The Texas Department of Information Resources (DIR) received three awards recognizing the nation’s most influential public sector IT leaders and projects from the Scoop News Group as part of the 2022 StateScoop 50 awards.

DIR News Feb 1, 2022

DIR Receives 2022 Top Workplaces USA National Award

AUSTIN – The Texas Department of Information Resources (DIR) has been named one of the Top Workplaces in the U.S.A. among employers with 150-499 employees, based on employee feedback given through an anonymous third-party survey.

DIR News Jan 19, 2022

DIR Recognized as Top Employer of Veterans

The Texas Department of Information Resources (DIR) was recognized for its workforce that is composed of 12 percent veterans.

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 Jan 28, 2022

DIR Announces 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.