More than 20 states still restrict municipal broadband

by • 6 months ago

While the White House signals support for community-owned broadband networks, 22 states still prevent or limit their creation.

Arkansas launches statewide broadband availability map

by • 9 months ago

The new tool contains layers for internet speed, number of providers and service availability, designed to assist residents and policymakers alike.

Former Arkansas CTO Yessica Jones joins Microsoft

by • 9 months ago

Jones, who left state government in November, will be a delivery manager for Microsoft's state, local and education consulting business.

Data software executive named as Arkansas' new CTO

by • 10 months ago

Jonathan Askins, a longtime director with the data connectivity software firm Acxiom, will lead the state's Division of Technology Services.

Arkansas CTO Yessica Jones steps down after 5 years with state

by • 11 months ago

Jones, who was named the state's chief technology officer in 2017, is returning to the private sector, she announced.

State CIOs enter the cloud ‘one step at a time’

by • 12 months ago

The pandemic is accelerating states' IT modernization efforts, but institutional challenges are also encouraging state IT leaders to upgrade incrementally.

Pandemic gives Smart911 a boost in Arkansas

by • 1 year ago

State officials said the public health crisis is attracting more people to proactively share information with emergency services.

Arkansas makes longtime interim CISO permanent

by • 1 year ago

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

by • 1 year ago

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.