Arkansas plans to deploy broadband statewide by 2022
Gov. Asa Hutchinson released a plan this week that includes creating a new statewide broadband office charged with connecting all communities with more than 500 residents.
St. Louis IT agency revised security policies after audit, CIO says
Cindy Riordan says the IT agency has cracked down on the number of people who have access to the municipal data center, and revised contracts to ensure vendors follow industry standards on security.
After 'transformative' term, Kansas City CIO Bob Bennett to depart
The Missouri city CIO will leave government in April after three years of "smart city" work that he says has finally paid off.
Missouri appoints new permanent CIO
Mike Cheles replaces Rich Kliethermes, who had led the state's information technology operations on an acting basis since 2015.
Missouri Chief Information Security Officer Michael Roling to resign
After nearly a decade leading the state's cybersecurity, Roling says the legacy he will leave behind is his team.
State CISO job portfolios are growing faster than their offices
Chief information security officers are taking on more and more aspects of the "broker" approach that CIOs have, arguing for bigger budgets and farming out what can't be accomplished in-house.
Rentable doghouses, zoning code visualizations among tech featured in Kansas City's new class of innovative startups
Rescue operations, sewer health and energy efficiency also are fuel for ideas in the 2018 Innovation Partnership Program.
Missouri names new statewide broadband director
Tim Arbeiter, a former chamber of commerce president, will promote broadband access throughout the state for the advancement of the state's economic development, education and healthcare.
State elections officials stress the importance of paper trails
The secretaries of state from three states told a Senate committee they're making progress in securing elections, slowly.