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Idaho Names Longtime Cyberprofessional as New CISO

A retired U.S. Army Colonel, Tresh describes himself as a “strategic executive with C-level success in strategic planning, capacity/cost projections, IT governance, and BI solutions,”

State Software Collaborative formed to help states gain more control over the software they rely upon.

The aim of the collaborative is to help ensure that multiple states don’t buy different versions of similar software, instead working together to “procure high-quality, fair-priced software just once, and share it amongst themselves.”

Looking Past COVID-19: State CIOs on What Comes Next

What will the world look like when this is all over? “This is a structural change. This isn’t temporary.”

Four States Share Realities of the Transition to Telework

Across the country, technology leaders have found that whatever foundation they had previously laid to prepare their organization for telework has paid dividends during the pandemic.

Idaho Searches for New Cybersecurity Chief Amid Reshuffle

Wyatt said that the CISO’s office is being re-tooled overall, explaining that the shifts come as part of a broader IT modernization effort launched by Gov. Brad Little.

Tester Joins Bipartisan Call for Better Access to Telephone-Based Health Care for Montanans without Broadband

Senator: “Your access to healthcare should not be determined by your access to broadband”


Government’s Innovation Surge Shouldn’t End with the Pandemic

Service improvements that used to take years are now being accomplished in days. The coronavirus crisis has demonstrated that permanent transformation is possible.

FCC Commissioners Sharply Disagree on U.S. Broadband Report

A new Federal Communications Commission report suggests U.S. broadband deployment is trending in the right direction, despite flawed mapping data and a lack of tech neutrality in the analysis.

As Montana prepares to reopen, state lacks local COVID-19 testing data

While some local health departments can provide figures on the number of tests conducted in their jurisdictions, those numbers are often imperfect.

How contact tracing slows the spread — and why getting Montana back to work requires more of it

“Everyone talks about flattening the curve,” said Dr. Joia Mukherjee, the chief medical officer of Partners in Health. “But we want to also shrink the curve, like, shrink the total number of people that get sick.”