Yessica Jones

State CIOs enter the cloud ‘one step at a time’

by • 4 weeks ago

The pandemic is accelerating states' IT modernization efforts, but institutional challenges are also encouraging state IT leaders to upgrade incrementally.

Arkansas and Oklahoma are sharing data centers for improved disaster recovery

by • 1 year ago

The two states have entered a unique resource-sharing partnership that their CIOs say is providing immense value.

Arkansas transformation officer to lead state's new consolidated technology department

by • 1 year ago

Amy Fecher will lead a new department that includes the state IT agency, GIS mapping, personnel management and the budget, as part of a statewide reorganization pushed by Gov. Asa Hutchinson.

Know your environments before consolidation, say state IT chiefs

by • 2 years ago

On Season 4, Episode 1 of Priorities, top tech officials from Kansas and Arkansas share challenges and goals of centralizing and outsourcing IT functions.

Arkansas' CTO 'excited' about AI potential

by • 2 years ago

The state already has a chatbot, but Arkansas CTO Yessica Jones says she wants to expand it and consider additional chatbots going forward.

Arkansas' $340 million government assistance software contract is under protest

by • 2 years ago

The contract would replace the state's government-assistance enrollment software that it first attempted to replace in 2013.

Sweeping transformation initiative is biggest in Arkansas in last 47 years

by • 3 years ago

The technology office says it doesn't expect to be immediately affected by a project that will touch all aspects of government.

Gov2Go: Personal assistant for state services launches nationwide

by • 3 years ago

E-government services firm NIC says its new consumer platform is the answer to government's silo problem.

Arkansas appoints deputy technology director, chief data officer

by • 3 years ago

The state technology office moves forward with a full roster for the first time since the appointment of its new director earlier this year.