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HONOLULU – The state recently completed the implementation of a new electronic time and leave system that creates greater accuracy and efficiency in its payroll process. About 13,000 employees in the Executive and Legislative branches, and the Office of the ...
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HONOLULU – HACCamino, a team from the University of Hawaiʻi, took home the top prize of $4,000 at the Hawaiʻi Annual Code Challenge’s (HAAC) Judging and Presentation Day, which was held over the weekend. HACCamino developed a proof-of-concept app to ...
Read More 2021 HAWAI’I ANNUAL CODE CHALLENGE WINNERS ARE….

Nearly  200  Hawaii Annual Code Challenge (HACC) people attended the 2021 Kick Off held on Oct. 23. Tech enthusiasts at every level –  from high school students, amateurs, to professional coders and even the tech-at-heart attended the virtual event.  Industry ...
Read More 2021 HACC Kicks Off With Nearly 200 in Attendance

HONOLULU — Gov. David Ige has proclaimed October Cybersecurity Awareness Month in Hawaii in recognition of the state’s role in identifying, protecting its citizens from, and responding to cyber threats.  The governor also marked the occasion by announcing the state’s ...
Read More OCTOBER IS CYBERSECURITY AWARENESS MONTH IN HAWAII

HONOLULU – There were 101,199 successful uploads to the Hawaii SMART Health Card application, from Friday, Sept. 10,  2 a.m., to Thursday, Sept. 16,  2 p.m. This is about 75% of all attempts to create a Hawaii SMART Health Card.  ...
Read More MORE THAN 100k UPLOADS TO HAWAII SMART HEALTH CARD

HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige and Doug Murdock, chief information officer, Office of Enterprise Technology Services today unveiled the state’s Hawaiʻi SMART Health Card. The card will enable individuals who received their COVID-19 vaccinations in Hawaiʻi to create a state-issued ...
Read More State launches Hawaiʻi SMART Health Card for digital vaccination verification

HONOLULU – Since the Safe Travels digital platform launched on Sept. 1, 2020, nearly 7 million travelers to Hawaii – both residents and visitors — have used the application.  Since the Vaccine Exemption Program was implemented (June 15 for travelers ...
Read More August howz.IT: NEARLY 7 MILLION USERS ON SAFE TRAVELS, PLUS MORE ETS UPDATES

HONOLULU – Administrator Frank Pace of the Hawaiʻi Office of Homeland Security, released the following statement regarding recent cybersecurity events and President Biden’s Executive Order to improve our nation’s cybersecurity: “As stated yesterday by Secretary Alejandro N. Mayorkas of the ...
Read More ETS SUPPORTS OHS’ PLANNING EFFORTS TO SAFEGUARD STATE’S INFRASTRUCTURE

HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige announced the state’s participation in the 2020 CyberStart-America Program, an innovative, online cybersecurity competition for high school students. “These competitions offer fun activities for young women and men to explore and learn about the high-tech, high-impact ...
Read More REGISTRATION NOW OPEN FOR NATIONAL CYBER GAMES

HONOLULU –  More than 140 people attended the Hawaii Annual Code Challenge competition that was held virtually over the weekend.  OverEasi, a team from the University of Hawaii, took home the top prize of $4,000.  The team proposed a solution ...
Read More 2020 HAWAII ANNUAL CODE CHALLENGE WINNERS ARE….

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