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DIS Director Mark Myers on Arkansas' Top Cybersecurity Threat
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DIS Director Mark Myers on Arkansas' Top Cybersecurity Threat

Mark Myers, as DIS director, leads more than 250 information technology and other professionals responsible for the state network, telecommunications services and information systems.
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Apple CEO Tim Cook Calls 'Religious Objection' Laws Dangerous

Apple CEO Tim Cook said that so-called "religious objection" legislation being introduced in a number of states is dangerous and bad for business.
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Mark Wallace Named CFO for Windstream REIT

Windstream Holdings Inc. on Monday said Mark Wallace has been named CFO of Communications Sales & Leasing Inc.
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Nancy Gray Named New Director of UAMS BioVentures

Nancy Gray, the new director of UAMS BioVentures, has more than 30 years of experience in biomedical industries, including medicinal chemistry research, management of pharmaceutical research and development, and business operations.
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Asa Hutchinson, Bob Ballinger Don't Seek Changes to #HB1228

Opponents of an Arkansas "religious freedom" measure that they say will allow widespread discrimination against gays and lesbians filled the state Capitol on Monday to protest the bill as it neared a final vote. read more >

Acxiom Asks Gov. Hutchinson to Veto HB1228

Acxiom Corp. of Little Rock on Monday asked the governor to veto the measure, calling it "discriminatory." read more >

Power Technology's Illumina Laser Projection System on Full Display

The Illumina laser projection system from Power Technology Inc. of Alexander represents a potential win-win for movie-goers and theater owners, and that double score was on full display Monday at the Ron Robinson Theater in Little Rock's River Market District. read more >

Getting It Right (Editorial)

Last month, Gov. Asa Hutchinson signed House Bill 1183, requiring that all public high schools teach computer science. Late this month, the magazine Wired praised Hutchinson — and Arkansas — for the move. read more >

Supporting Homegrown Innovation (Michael Singleton Commentary)

In reality, innovative research with world-changing implications happens every day in our universities and private companies. But what good is the best research discovery, technology or innovation if it never leaves the lab? read more >

Arkansas Labor Force Rises by 9,000

As the unemployment rate in Arkansas is falling the size of the labor force is increasing, as these charts by Michael Pakko, the state's economic forecaster, show. read more >

Arkansas Department of Emergency Management Seeks to Cope With Climate Change

Call it what you will, the chief of the Arkansas Department of Emergency Services says that the state is facing a new normal, one in which extreme weather events are occurring more often and with greater intensity. read more >

Apple CEO Tim Cook Joins in Chorus Against Religious Protection Bill

Arkansas is starting to hear from civil rights leaders and the CEOs if prominent tech firms about HB1228, a religious protection bill that was approved in the state Senate this afternoon and now heads back to the House. read more >

US Economic Growth Might Be Mild, But It's Also Really Durable

The U.S. economy's tepid performance last quarter — a 2.2 percent annual growth rate, the government said Friday — was typical of the economic rebound that began in the summer of 2009. read more >

Arkansas Jobless Rate Down to 5.5 Percent

The state's unemployment rate fell to 5.5 percent in February, down a tenth of a percentage point from January, according to data released Friday by the state Department of Workforce Services. read more >

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