Published on May 14, 2024, 1:36 pm

North Dakota’s Chief Information Officer Kuldip Mohanty is set to resign at the end of the month, as announced by Governor Doug Burgum. Mohanty, who assumed the role in February 2023, expressed his decision to step down in order to prioritize spending more time with his family.

In a heartfelt resignation letter, Mohanty recognized the privilege of serving under the governor’s administration and leading the dedicated team at North Dakota Information Technology towards providing value to the state’s citizens through collaborative efforts with agency partners.

Governor Burgum commended Mohanty for his substantial contribution, emphasizing his profound understanding of system operations and commitment to exceptional customer service. To fill in the impending gap, Deputy CIO Greg Hoffman has been appointed as Mohanty’s interim successor.

Mohanty was acknowledged by the governor’s office for spearheading various significant technology projects, such as modernizing the state’s unemployment insurance system, establishing artificial intelligence protocols, and developing a business services-centric website.

Moreover, notable developments within North Dakota Information Technology included Kimberly Weis’ appointment as the statewide chief data officer. Weis, previously serving as one of the state’s data and analytics directors and a former epidemiologist at the North Dakota Department of Health, was tasked with elevating data initiatives to new levels of innovation and ensuring its pivotal role in fostering success throughout the state.

With an operational budget of $275 million, project investments amounting to $500 million, and a workforce comprising nearly 500 full-time employees within the state technology agency, North Dakota continues its forward momentum in leveraging technology for public service enhancement.

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