The report says MDE let the winning vendor — an Illinois company called CDW — have influence over the criteria for proposals before they were released.
View all of Mississippi Today’s coverage on the current Mississippi State Auditor, Shad White.
He has served as Mississippi’s State Auditor since July 2018. He took the reins at the Department of Audit in 2018, when current Auditor Stacey Pickering left the office to become the executive director of the state Veterans’ Affairs board.
He ran unopposed as the Republican incumbent in Mississippi’s 2019 statewide election and was elected.