Vermont takes rural broadband into its own hands under new law
Gov. Phil Scott signed a law enabling the state to fund homegrown broadband providers to bring high-speed internet service to areas ignored by the private sector and federal government.
Vermont's digital overhaul continues with launch of new website
The state's Agency of Digital Services is only two years old, but CIO John Quinn says creating digital services and reinforcing cybersecurity has never been easier.
Vermont legislators approve broadband expansion bill
A bill making its way through the Vermont General Assembly would expand broadband to thousands of Vermonters using community-led and local internet service providers.
Vermont CIO orders purge of Kaspersky, Huawei and ZTE products
Following federal crackdowns on the Russian and Chinese firms over national security concerns, Vermont CIO John Quinn gives his state's agencies 90 days to remove those companies' products.
Employee engagement, cost benefit key to shared services discussions
On the latest Priorities episode, Vermont's John Quinn explains how close collaboration has improved buy-in and impact for the state's shared services.
On data privacy, state AGs say they're following California's lead
As states figure out how to protect their residents' personal data, many are waiting to see how California's sweeping new privacy law is implemented.
How skeptics called Big Telecom's bluff on broadband coverage maps
An unreliable map spurred an investigation that included one researcher who drove more than 7,000 miles, recruited a Bulgarian app developer, and forced the FCC ask a lot of questions.
Vermont hires new cybersecurity chief, ending 10-month vacancy
Nicholas Andersen, a former military intelligence cybersecurity official, started as the state's chief information security officer last week.
Maine to modernize fingerprinting, criminal history records with federal grant
Planned upgrades include an automated fingerprinting identification system to be shared by Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont.