Arkansas governor announces creation of 'Technology and Innovation Council'
The new group's appointed members will be tasked with directing the state's work around cybersecurity, blockchain and data analytics, Gov. Asa Hutchinson said.
Arkansas' $340 million government assistance software contract is under protest
The contract would replace the state's government-assistance enrollment software that it first attempted to replace in 2013.
Technology to play pivotal role in new 'transformation' plan pitched by Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson
If approved by the legislature, 42 departments would become 15, and the technology office would join a new body coordinating ongoing transformation.
State chief data officers have some suggestions for the White House as it revises federal data guidelines
A group of 13 top statewide CDOs wrote in support for the Federal Data Strategy initiatives, but is asking for closer collaboration with state and local government stakeholders.
'Blockchain for Arkansas' summit shows off food-safety platform that uses decentralized records
The summit was hosted by Gov. Asa Hutchinson and IBM and included a number of Arkansas-based companies and universities.
As data culture blossoms in Arkansas, officials pursue a 'golden record'
Though initially a sensitive subject, agency heads in Arkansas state government are increasingly sharing their data thanks to a new technology leadership team with big ideas.
Eight states get a boost from NGA for health data projects
The National Governors Association will help agencies work through policy and data-sharing challenges.
Arkansas hires its first chief privacy officer
Jennifer Davis, an attorney and former software developer, says she hopes to support data efforts and build trust with citizens so they'll feel comfortable using state services.
Arkansas embarks on executive-branch data center consolidation
The project is expected eventually to save as much as .4 million annually, say the heads of the state technology agency.