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.
As states warm to agile, agency adoption pays dividends from continuous improvement
On the second episode of this season of StateScoop’s Priorities podcast, leaders from Colorado, Vermont and North Carolina weigh in on their agile methodology efforts.
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.