Deputy Director, Chief Data Officer Added to Information Systems Leadership

LITTLE ROCK-The Arkansas Department of Information Systems (DIS) announced the addition of Carder Hawkins and Dr. Richard Wang as deputy director and chief data officer (CDO) respectively. The announcement was made by DIS Director Yessica Jones, Monday, July 31, during an agency-wide employee meeting. Hawkins comes to DIS from the Arkansas Insurance Department (AID) where […]

DIS Kicks Off Data Center Optimization Initiative

LITTLE ROCK-The Arkansas Department of Information Systems kicked off an initiative to maximize the capacity of the stateâs data center assets and unify the state IT infrastructure by hosting educational sessions for state agency directors and chief information officers June 29, 2017, at the Arkansas Real Estate Commission. âThe first step is an assessment of […]

Cross Receives Leadership Award from Technology Society

LITTLE ROCK-Krissy Cross, field support technician, with the Arkansas Department of Information Systems (DIS), received the 2016 Leadership Award from the Arkansas Society for Technology in Education (ARKSTE), during the annual Hot Springs Technology Institute Conference, June 14-15, 2017, in Hot Springs, Arkansas. The award recipient is nominated by a peer for demonstrating leadership in […]

DIS Leaders, K-12 Broadband Upgrade Receive Top 50 Awards

LITTLE ROCK-Executive leaders from the Arkansas Department of Information Systems (DIS) and the project to upgrade the Arkansas Public School Computer Network (APSCN) to high-speed broadband were recognized with top awards from StateScoop, a government information technology media company in Washington D.C., Tuesday, April 23, in Crystal City, Virginia. The state received a total of […]

DIS Director Yessica Jones Selected Among Top Women in Technology

LITTLE ROCK�”Arkansas Department of Information Systems Director Yessica Jones has been named among the Top Women in Technology for 2017 by StateScoop, a leading Government IT media company in Washington, D.C. Jones was selected for an inaugural list of an elite group of women across state and local government created to recognize their efforts for […]

Gov. Hutchinson Appoints Yessica Jones Director of DIS

LITTLE ROCK-Governor Asa Hutchinson today announced the appointment of Yessica Jones as the Director of the Department of Information Systems (DIS). Jones served as Deputy Director of DIS before being named Interim Director after the departure of Mark Myers in November of last year. Governor Hutchinson released the following statement: âI am pleased to announce […]

DIS Announces Launch of Technology-Focused Internship Program

March 9, 2017 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Janet Wilson, Public Information Manager Arkansas Department of Information Systems 501.683.1791 DIS Announces Launch of Technology-Focused Internship Program LITTLE ROCKâ”University students enrolled in an information systems or computer science-related field of study now have the opportunity to gain hands on j…

Governor Designates Jones as Acting Director

Yessica Jones, deputy director of the Arkansas Department of Information Systems (DIS), was designated by Gov. Asa Hutchinson to serve as acting director when the position was vacated by former director, Mark Myers, Wednesday, November 23, 2016. âI am honored for the full support and confidence of Governor Hutchinson in my ability to lead DIS […]