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.
Five states to modernize eligibility systems in new pilot partnership
Alaska, Colorado, Louisiana, Michigan and Vermont are getting some help with their public-benefits eligibility systems.
State technology investments have made voting more convenient in the past decade, MIT study says
The Elections Performance Index ranks states on how efficiently they conduct elections, rewarding those that put voter information online and audit results.
Vermont websites go dark briefly after 'animal inflicted chews' to fiber
The state's internet vendor says it has restored service after one of its damaged cables knocked several government agency websites offline — from state police to the health insurance exchange.
State chief data officers have some suggestions for the White House as it revises federal data guidelines
A group of 13 top statewide CDOs wrote in support for the Federal Data Strategy initiatives, but is asking for closer collaboration with state and local government stakeholders.
State elections officials stress the importance of paper trails
The secretaries of state from three states told a Senate committee they're making progress in securing elections, slowly.
AI helped Vermont state government find its technology contracts
Leaders asked their employees for help and one came through with a neural network that saved everyone a lot of time.