Six months in, state executives reflect on their pandemic response
Winners of StateScoop 50 Awards for GoldenGov: State Executive of the Year share how the pandemic has dramatically changed their operations and outlooks.
Vermont, Microsoft partner to expand rural broadband
The state and tech giant are installing mobile hotspots in dozens of rural communities to allow people to connect to the internet under a stay-at-home order.
Vermont names former IBM executive as new chief data officer
Kristin McClure, who most recently worked at the professional services firm Capgemini, will now manage the state's data assets and infrastructure.
Vermont calls for AI 'code of ethics'
A state task force that published a report this week says the state's policy work could also be used by other states navigating the emerging ethical minefield that is artificial intelligence.
Vermont appoints new permanent CISO
Scott Carbee, who's been the state's top cybersecurity official on an interim basis since last August, will take over the role permanently, CIO John Quinn said.
Electric utilities have a role to play in Vermont's broadband expansion
A state government report suggests electric utilities and ISPs could partner up to bring high-speed internet service to the least-connected parts of Vermont.
Vermont to start using blockchain for cannabis tracking
Since decriminalizing the drug in 2018, state CIO John Quinn says interest in growing licenses has skyrocketed.
FCC's 5G fund called 'slap in the face' to areas struggling to get 4G
The FCC's $9 billion 5G expansion plan was criticized by lawmakers and state officials who say it lacks a clear business plan and will do little for rural areas.
FCC announces $9 billion 5G auction to replace Mobility Fund Phase II
The FCC has confirmed through testing that carrier coverage maps are inaccurate and announced a new funding program for the next generation of wireless.