DIS Leadership Provides K-12 Broadband Update at Guy Fenter Education Service Cooperative Meeting

BRANCH, Ark. – Mark Myers, DIS director, and Don McDaniel, DIS enterprise network services director, provided local school district superintendents an update on the improved Arkansas Public School Computer Network (APSCN) project at a meeting at the Western Arkansas Educational Cooperative Friday afternoon. Myers and McDaniel addressed the progress of the project to upgrade the […]

DIS General Counsel Elected to American Inns of Court Board

Department of Information Systems General Counsel Anthony Black was elected Eighth Circuit trustee on the 2015 board of trustees for the American Inns of Court, a professional association of lawyers, judges and other legal professionals. Courts in the Eighth Circuit include Arkansas, Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota and South Dakota. “It is both an […]

DIS General Counsel Attends Harvard Training Program

Department of Information Systems (DIS) General Counsel Anthony Black spent a week in June at Harvard Law School as a participant in its Harvard Negotiation Institute (HNI). The program consisted of lectures, facilitated discussions, skills-based exercises, negotiation simulations and two personalized coaching sessions aimed at equipping attendees with skills to maximize his position at the […]

DIS Deputy Director Announces Retirement

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Herschel Cleveland, deputy director of the Arkansas Department of Information Systems (DIS), submitted a notice of his retirement and resignation from the agency Friday, May 29. Clevelandâs retirement will be effective Wednesday, July 1. âI deeply appreciate the opportunities I have had to serve DIS and the state,â said Cleveland. âIt […]

Don't Take the Bait! Focus on Phishing

A Message from the State Cybersecurity Office More than 200 billion emails are sent and received worldwide each day. That represents a lot of opportunity for phishing scams, in which scammers distribute emails that appear to come from legitimate organizations or individuals and try to entice the recipient into clicking on malicious links or attachments. […]

DIS Director to Deliver Cybersecurity Keynote at Arkansas TechJunction Conference

May, 15, 2015 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Janet Wilson, Public Information Coordinator Arkansas Department of Information Systems 501-683-1791 dis.arkansas.gov janet.wilson@arkansas.gov LITTLE ROCK– Cybersecurity will be the topic of a keynote address by Mark Myers, state chief technology officer and director of the Arkansas Department of Information Systems (DIS), to attendees of…

DIS Waiver Granted by FCC Could Secure Millions in Federal Dollars for Arkansas

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 1, 2015 CONTACT: Janet Wilson, Public Information Coordinator, Arkansas Department of Information Systems 501-683-1791 Janet.wilson@arkansas.gov DIS Waiver Request Granted by FCC Could Secure Millions in Federal Dollars for Arkansas LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Millions of dollars in federal E-rate funding could be received by the state after the Federal Comm…

Improved Computer Network to Provide K-12 Students with High Speed Broadband

LITTLE ROCK, Ark.- A plan to improve the Arkansas Public School Computer Network (APSCN) to provide the stateâs K-12 students access to high speed broadband was announced Wednesday, April 22, by the Arkansas Department of Information Systems (DIS) and the Arkansas Department of Education (ADE). Over the last two years, numerous groups analyzed the stateâs […]

Memo to IT Leaders 3.13.15

MEMORANDUM From: Mark Myers, Director, Arkansas Department of Information Systems To: Agency CIOs and IT Planners Date: March 13, 2015 During a recent meeting of Governor Hutchinsonâs cabinet, the governor emphasized the importance of abiding by the statutory requirements relevant to information technology governance. In follow-up, I sent a letter to members of Governor Hutchinsonâ…

DIS Welcomes Mark Myers as Agency Director

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (January 20, 2015)ââThe Arkansas Department of Information Systems (DIS) is pleased to announce that Mark Myers has been named by Governor Asa Hutchinson to join DIS as its agency director effective Monday, January 19, 2015. Myers previously served as director of strategic initiatives at the Arkansas Secretary of Stateâs Office. He holds […]