It's two steps forward, one step back for state government IT

by • 3 months ago

The pandemic and advancements in tech are affording states new opportunities — and presenting challenges — state IT leaders said during an online event.

COVID-19 brought GIS ‘into the limelight,’ state officials say

by • 6 months ago

Two GIS officials say were called on to help with pandemic response over the last 13 months as state leaders realized geospatial technology's power.

How Montana is navigating its 'work-from-anywhere' policy

by • 6 months ago

Montana CTO Matt Van Syckle said continued remote work will require new considerations of state government's software and cybersecurity capabilities.

Montana's new CIO wants to add data officer, focus on customers

by • 6 months ago

Kevin Gilbertson, a former vice president at a cloud implementation firm, told StateScoop he also plans to build on Montana's recent IT modernization work.

NGA picks four states for latest cyber policy academy

by • 6 months ago

Kansas, Missouri, Montana and Washington will work with the National Governors Association to develop policies that may one day be shared with other states.

Montana Gov. Gianforte names new CIO

by • 6 months ago

Kevin Gilbertson, a former executive at a regional cloud services firm, will be the state's new IT chief, succeeding Tim Bottenfield, who retired last year.

Montana CIO Tim Bottenfield announces retirement

by • 11 months ago

Bottenfield, who transitioned from IT support at Auburn University to state government in 2011, said he'll retire before the end of the year.

For IT modernization, Montana CIO says 'strike while the iron is hot'

by • 12 months ago

Montana CIO Tim Bottenfield called on his counterparts to push "aggressively" for IT modernization funding before the memory of the pandemic begins to fade.

State GIS community strives for greater diversity

by • 1 year ago

On StateScoop's GIS Addressed podcast, two GIS leaders say they're hoping to attract broader participation in GIS, both in leadership positions and in organizations like NSGIC.