Utah's troubled COVID-19 tech contracts could spur procurement reform

by • 7 days ago

A report from the state's legislative auditor this week showed that departments did not communicate effectively as they rushed into no-bid technology contracts necessitated by the pandemic.

Utah's 'talking' cars project enters second phase

by • 2 weeks ago

Transportation officials in Utah said vehicles that can communicate with roadside infrastructure — and receive warnings from the cloud — could soon reduce roadway deaths.

What role should innovation play in states’ pandemic response?

by • 2 months ago

North Dakota CIO Shawn Riley and Utah CIO Mike Hussey said new technologies and ideas helped their states prepare for the pandemic and will continue to aid their responses.

Utah AG suspends contract with surveillance firm founded by former Klan member

by • 5 months ago

The state halted its work with the technology firm Banjo after its founder, Damien Patton, was revealed to have once been a member of the KKK.

In Utah, coronavirus decisions are fueled by real-time data

by • 5 months ago

To make hour-by-hour public health decisions, Gov. Gary Herbert is using a data dashboard that draws key statistics from around the state.

'Digital town squares' boost internet speeds in mid-sized communities

by • 5 months ago

Networking infrastructure investments in three mid-sized communities are resulting in faster internet and lower latency for residents and businesses.

Utah CIO Mike Hussey named new NASCIO vice president

by • 6 months ago

Hussey joins the association's executive committee following the recent job change of former North Carolina CIO Eric Boyette.

Utah bill explores taking mobile voting statewide

by • 7 months ago

Legislation that would order election officials to study the feasibility of mobile voting statewide has already passed the state House, and is making its way through the Utah Senate.

Freewheeling facial-recognition use in Utah spurs new bill

by • 9 months ago

The Utah Department of Public Safety's liberal sharing of state data with federal law enforcement authorities has caught the attention of at least one lawmaker.