South Dakota government

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The state employees who ‘live, breathe and bleed cybersecurity’

BY: - October 9, 2023

South Dakota’s frontline defenders in the cybersecurity battle sit in a darkened room in Sioux Falls. The team of 14 is surrounded by monitors to constantly scan for digital threats and daily hacking attempts against state government. It’s pretty close to the stereotype you see in the movies, said Bureau of Information and Telecommunications Commissioner […]

State Court Administrator Greg Sattizahn addresses the Study Committee on Juvenile Justice on Thursday, Nov. 3, 2022, at the South Dakota State Capitol. (John Hult/South Dakota Searchlight)

‘Three strikes’ rule for young offenders endorsed by legislative panel

BY: - November 5, 2022

A legislative panel wants to make it easier for judges to detain juveniles, require school resource officers to report suspected drug use to school officials, fund community response teams to deal with low-level offenders and offer a new path to graduation for troubled youth. Those were among the proposals that emerged during the final meeting […]