Can Wi-Fi hotspots bridge the digital divide under coronavirus?

by • 3 months ago

Shelter-in-place orders keeping millions inside their homes will force states to figure out how to keep people without reliable residential internet service connected.

Grow beyond the transactional mindset, Maine CIO urges

by • 7 months ago

Leaders in state government should be owning the outcomes affecting the public, state CIO Fred Brittain says.

Maine's recent phishing attack could have been 'far more serious'

by • 9 months ago

State officials determined that no data was compromised during a phishing attack that hit three state agencies on Wednesday, including the bureau that oversees elections.

11 local governments to share solutions on mobility, civic engagement

by • 10 months ago

The "Small Places, Big Ideas Innovation Cohort" is now collecting proposals for technologies that can connect governments and the public and help with mobility.

Why cybersecurity in state government is like babysitting

by • 11 months ago

Maine's state CIO says state IT officials have a big responsibility to care for the public's data and keep it safe.

Maine approves IT reorganization plan

by • 11 months ago

The state's new CIO, Fred Brittain, is organizing his agency into four subdivisions, and wants other agencies to participate in IT decision-making processes.

Maine bans ISPs from selling customer data without consent

by • 1 year ago

A new law protecting consumer data is perhaps the strongest such privacy measure to be passed by a state.

Maine hires public university tech chief as new state CIO

by • 1 year ago

Fred Brittain takes his first position in state government after more than 25 years with the state's public university system.

Inspired by Vonnegut, Maine governor creates 'Office of Innovation and the Future'

by • 1 year ago

The new agency will examine forward-looking policies that include broadband expansion and state workforce development.