Lack of training is like giving truck drivers a Ferrari, Montana CTO says

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"We’ve been not good at change management," Montana Chief Technology Officer Matt Van Syckle said at an event.

Montana launches broadband map as bidding begins for federal funding

by • 3 months ago

A new broadband map in Montana is hoped to provide a more accurate picture of coverage as American Rescue Plan funds become available.

Montana latest state to build broadband coverage map

by • 4 months ago

Montana selected the analytics firm Lightbox to develop a statewide broadband coverage map, not content with a shortage of federal data.

Three cities are building a broadband speed-test app with Esri

by • 7 months ago

A new partnership through the National League of Cities' "Capstone Challenge" series aims to help communities find gaps in broadband coverage.

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

by • 11 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 • 1 year 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 • 1 year 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 • 1 year 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 • 1 year 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.