Election questions? Idaho's new Watson-powered chatbot has answers

by • 11 months ago

The Idaho secretary of state's office this year implemented an IBM Watson assistant to answer voters' questions about absentee ballots, voter registration and polling places.

Slow internet, poor preparation plague local governments amid pandemic

by • 1 year ago

Local government IT leaders say they're facing a raft of issues as they work remotely, which they expect to continue managing for many months more.

Former California IT security chief Keith Tresh takes Idaho CISO role

by • 1 year ago

Tresh, who retired from the California state government in 2018, said he wants to help Idaho's agencies improve their cybersecurity postures and attract new talent.

GSA releases 'de-risking' handbook for state technology projects

by • 2 years ago

Published on Github, the guide is designed to help non-technical budgeting officials grasp modern software-development best practices.

Idaho launches budgeting portal, hoping to rebuild public trust

by • 2 years ago

State Controller Brandon Woolf says he has plans to encourage data reporting across the state and regain trust from a disillusioned public.

NGA selects six states for election cybersecurity policy academy

by • 2 years ago

Arizona, Hawaii, Idaho, Minnesota, Nevada and Virginia will spend the next six months studying election security to come up with plans ahead of the 2020 election.

Idaho plans to hire a cybersecurity specialist for elections

by • 3 years ago

The new position would be responsible for monitoring threats against the state's voter registration database and coordinating with county-level officials.

14 years and counting — Greg Zickau retained as Idaho's CIO under new governor

by • 3 years ago

The longtime Idaho state technology official has been reappointed alongside his boss, Jeffrey Weak.

Technology vendors want better communication from state government

by • 3 years ago

State IT procurement has long been frustrating for both sides, but industry associations are trying to smooth things over.