Arkansas launches statewide broadband availability map
The new tool contains layers for internet speed, number of providers and service availability, designed to assist residents and policymakers alike.
Data software executive named as Arkansas' new CTO
Jonathan Askins, a longtime director with the data connectivity software firm Acxiom, will lead the state's Division of Technology Services.
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.
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.
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.