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Wyoming governor orders state IT to consider local companies first

by Jason Shueh

In an executive order, Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead has directed the state to consider local tech companies when purchasing IT services and products. Mead signed the order on Jan. 26 to incentivize tech companies to relocate to the state and to foster job growth. The governor’s actions were prompted by recommendations made last December from the state’s economic development task force.  Mead said that the state spends roughly $100 million on…

Missouri creates rural broadband manager role to spearhead connectivity programs

by Jason Shueh

Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens is searching for a rural broadband manager to increase broadband access through collaboration between the private sector and government. Greitens announced the new position Tuesday that will be supported by the state’s economic development and agriculture departments. The broadband manager’s primary duties will be to support the Office of Rural Broadband’s various broadband expansion initiatives while monitoring and lobbying the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and the Missouri…

As New Jersey welcomes a new governor, CTO David Weinstein resigns

by Colin Wood

The young technology leader says it's time for him to step aside and let the new administration take control of the state's important work in IT.

Virginia governor-elect will disband technology secretary role

by Colin Wood

In addition to upcoming changes to Virginia state government’s technology leadership, Gov.-elect Ralph Northam has also announced a reorganization of the state’s technology offices. While Northam, who will be sworn in on Saturday, has not yet named the technology leaders who will serve his administration, his camp announced plans Tuesday to disband the technology office now led by Secretary of Technology Karen Jackson. Technology oversight and operations will instead be moved under…

As Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe passes the torch, his technology Cabinet looks back

by Colin Wood

On Saturday, Gov.-elect Ralph Northam will be sworn in as Virginia’s new leader, replacing Terry McAuliffe and bringing a new Cabinet with him. And while the incoming Democrat has telegraphed his intention to continue the commonwealth’s efforts on technology workforce development, education, economic development, data analytics and autonomous systems, the transition marks the end of a short but influential pro-technology reign under McAuliffe. Northam hasn’t yet named his secretary of…

Purchase of HP campus could help Idaho consolidate services, culture

by Jason Shueh

Idaho’s potential purchase of Hewlett Packard’s roughly 1.3 million square foot campus in Boise, Idaho, could help the state unify IT infrastructure and services. At the National Association of State Chief Information Officers Annual Conference on Oct. 2, Idaho CIO Greg Zickau said the state is pursuing the property’s purchase as way to consolidate many of its agency offices, improve collaboration between staff, and create opportunities to share IT services and infrastructure. “Just imagine the cultural change of having agencies…