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.
Seven states to get cybersecurity strategy help from NGA
The National Governors Association will work with state officials to protect critical infrastructure, help local governments and implement overall strategies.
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.