COVID-19 brought GIS ‘into the limelight,’ state officials say
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
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
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
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
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
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'
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
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.
Pandemic put states' digital modernization efforts in the spotlight
CIOs' aspirations to improve government services and automate workflows are suddenly being tested by a global health crisis few were prepared to face.