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

by • 4 months 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 • 6 months 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 • 7 months 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 • 11 months 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 • 1 year 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 • 2 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 • 2 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.

Arkansas wraps up extensive broadband upgrade for education

by • 2 years ago

After years of planning, the state nears the end of a fiber upgrade to bolster broadband connectivity for K-12 schools in the state.

Collaboration drives massive progress on K-12 broadband for Arkansas

by • 3 years ago

As Arkansas' efforts to bring every public school district in the state online with high-speed broadband, the state's interim technology head reflects on the progress and looks forward.