Arkansas transformation officer to lead state's new consolidated technology department
Amy Fecher will lead a new department that includes the state IT agency, GIS mapping, personnel management and the budget, as part of a statewide reorganization pushed by Gov. Asa Hutchinson.
Workforce development crucial to improving states' cybersecurity, governors say
The leaders of Louisiana and Arkansas told a National Governors Association conference that states are making headway on cybersecurity through school curriculum and training programs.
Arkansas plans to deploy broadband statewide by 2022
Gov. Asa Hutchinson released a plan this week that includes creating a new statewide broadband office charged with connecting all communities with more than 500 residents.
Chief privacy officers need proper authority, positioning and funding to be most effective, the group's researchers found.
Know your environments before consolidation, say state IT chiefs
On Season 4, Episode 1 of Priorities, top tech officials from Kansas and Arkansas share challenges and goals of centralizing and outsourcing IT functions.
Arkansas' CTO 'excited' about AI potential
The state already has a chatbot, but Arkansas CTO Yessica Jones says she wants to expand it and consider additional chatbots going forward.
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.
Collaboration on GIS can smooth the path for state and local agencies
On this episode of GIS Addressed, Arkansas GIO Shelby Johnson addresses the challenges of collaboration and why they're worth overcoming.
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.