Pandemic gives Smart911 a boost in Arkansas
State officials said the public health crisis is attracting more people to proactively share information with emergency services.
Arkansas makes longtime interim CISO permanent
Nolan Leatherwood, who's served as the state's chief information security officer on an interim basis since 2018, will take the role on permanently.
Four cities to pilot traffic-data platform to improve roadway congestion, safety
Roadway sensor data will fuel software pilots in Austin, Texas; Fort Smith, Arkansas; Walnut Creek, California; and Westminster, Colorado, after the cities won a competition earlier this week.
Arkansas governor creates board to review COVID-19 tracing tech
The 12-member board includes health and IT officials, and will be responsible for reviewing technologies the state may use to track the coronavirus.
States' rushed IT upgrades spark data leaks, transparency concerns
The pandemic is forcing states to accelerate upgrades to critical IT systems, which in turn is compromising personal data and upending normal procurement steps.
Arkansas recruits new chief data officer from University of Arkansas
Joshua McGee, who's spent eight years leading state government policy research, is now Arkansas' second chief data officer.
Arkansas and Oklahoma are sharing data centers for improved disaster recovery
The two states have entered a unique resource-sharing partnership that their CIOs say is providing immense value.
Arkansas invests $25 million in rural broadband
The new program is designed to bring the nation's least-connected state up to speed with the rest of the country.
Poorly connected Arkansas appoints statewide broadband manager
Gov. Asa Hutchinson has tasked the state's former economic policy director with removing Arkansas' status as one of the worst-connected states in the nation.