Maine hires public university tech chief as new state CIO
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'
The new agency will examine forward-looking policies that include broadband expansion and state workforce development.
Maine to modernize fingerprinting, criminal history records with federal grant
Planned upgrades include an automated fingerprinting identification system to be shared by Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont.
Maine CIO Jim Smith to step down this month
After nearly seven years, the state chief information officer now looks back on a time of transformation both for his organization and technology at large.
Equifax agrees to tighten data security in agreement with eight states
The credit-rating firm said it will upgrade its IT operations and conduct regular internal audits in response to its massive 2017 data breach.
Maine forms autonomous vehicle advisory committee
Without laws in place to manage the emerging technology, Gov. Paul LePage is calling for closer watch of any pilot projects.
Data breach in Maine exposes private information of 2,100 foster parents
The information was inadvertently made public on a third-party website. The contractor who made the error was fired.
States unite on first multi-tenant unemployment insurance system in the cloud
Mississippi, Rhode Island, Maine, and Connecticut are pooling their resources on a cloud-based unemployment insurance platform expected to reduce operational costs by as much as 40 percent.
Maine governor sued for blocking Facebook users and deleting comments
The Maine chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union is requesting that the court force the governor to allow equal access to information and discussion in the public forum.