One man killed in motorcycle crash near Bismarck

BISMARCK — A 54-year-old Wing man is dead after his motorcycle crashed head-on with a vehicle on Monday, July 8.

North Dakota Highway Patrol said a 52-year-old Bismarck woman was driving a car west on County Road 10 just past midnight and collided with the eastbound motorcycle in the westbound lane.

The rider was thrown from the motorcycle, which ended up in the south ditch, and the car left the road, ending up in the north ditch.

The driver of the motorcycle was pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver of the car was not hurt in the crash.

North Dakota audit highlights missing IT inventory

BISMARCK — The North Dakota Information Technology Department didn’t locate two dozen assets with potentially sensitive information during an annual inventory, state auditors said Monday, July 8.

State Auditor Josh Gallion’s office said ITD was responsible for tracking 6,500 assets totaling more than $25 million from July 2016 through June 2018, but failed to find 217 of the assets, including office, network and computer equipment.

ITD uses encryption as a “safety net” for assets with sensitive information, but auditors said they found three laptops were not encrypted.

In a statement, Gallion called for a “thorough asset inventory management process.”

“It’s concerning that we have assets out there which could have sensitive information on them and ITD could not find them,” he added.

In a response included in the audit report, the department said it had updated policies to document the required follow-up for assets that are not located during an initial inventory process. It also made changes that would “reduce the risk of clerical errors that were the root cause of most of the 2018 inventory exceptions.”

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