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House Budget Committee (Photo courtesy of Tim Bommel, Missouri House Communications)

House Budget hearing intensifies as lawmakers question use of Capitol improvement bonds to fund security upgrades

House Budget hearing intensifies as lawmakers question use of Capitol improvement bonds to fund security upgrades

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Tension grew in the House Budget Committee Tuesday afternoon when lawmakers’ questioned the Office of Administration’s budget noted Capitol improvement bonds were used to pay for the new security upgrades inside the Missouri State Capitol. Members of the committee balked at the thought that some of the $40 million in bonds approved

New metal detectors have been installed at the main entrances in accordance with the orders to increase security at the Missouri State Capitol.

MRTA lobby day cancelation raises concerns about new Capitol security measures

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Missouri Retired Teachers Association (MRTA) announced Wednesday afternoon they would cancel their seventh annual lobby day at the Missouri Capitol. The reason? An announcement on the MRTA website said it was “due to increased security measures by the new administration.” The Office of Administration installed three metal detectors at three

The security entrance — including a metal detector — at the Biggs building. (Photos by Collin Reischman)

Capitol security will beef up after inauguration

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Missouri State Capitol will see an increased security system beginning January 10. According to a release from the Capitol Police, starting that day, visitors will be searched. Officers and security personnel will be at the entrances along with X-ray conveyors and walk-through magnetometers. The release says it is an effort

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Missouri offices honored with prestigious CSO50 Award for cybersecurity program

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Three Missouri entities are being recognized by IDG’s CSO with a 2017 CSO50 Award. Missouri’s Office of Administration, Information Technology Services Division (ITSD) and Office of Cyber Security were chosen for their efforts on the of Cybersecurity’s “Using Public Data to Alert Organizations of Vulnerabilities” program. The data alert program identifies

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Auditor Galloway to join micro-conference on cybersecurity

ST. LOUIS – The Midwest Cyber Security Alliance micro-conference will take place Thursday afternoon at the Barnett on Washington in St. Louis. The conference will focus on cybersecurity issues. Organizers hope to attract municipalities and businesses of all shapes and sizes to learn best practices in cybersecurity. The micro-conference also comes in National Cybersecurity Awareness Month.