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Should State IT Agencies Be Recruiting More Remote Workers?

Remote government work can have many benefits, as the last several months have shown. But whether state IT agencies should recruit more remote workers, regardless of where they live, remains an open question.

SITSD News Friday, August 21, 2020

Montana CIO gets ready to retire state’s mainframe infrastructure: Part 2

This is the continuation of an interview which aired July 9. Organizationally, like most states, Montana’s State Information Technology Services Division (SITSD) is situated in the state’s department of administration — the most common chief information officer governance model in the country.
SITSD News Friday, July 24, 2020

CIO journey from the ivory halls of academia to Montana CIO

While state CIOs come in all shapes and sizes it was interesting that the last two CIOs we interviewed on Federal News Network have both been IT leaders at universities prior to their state appointment. Tim Bottenfield made the longest journey, traveling over 2,000 miles from Auburn University in Alabama to his post as Montana CIO in Helena appointed by Gov. Steve...

SITSD News Thursday, July 9, 2020

NASCIO Voices Podcast

Amy and Matt talk with Montana Chief Information Security Officer Andy Hanks about his work developing the cybersecurity workforce in Montana, cybersecurity legislation, differences and similarities between the private and public sectors and what's he's learned about himself since the pandemic started. This publication is mentioned in the...

SITSD News Thursday, July 9, 2020