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Jan
16
2020

Montana is retiring its mainframe

Written by Colin Wood - StateScoop

Mainframe computers, a technology that harkens back to an era of moon landings and men in trilby hats, are still widely used throughout government, but not in Montana for much longer.

Nov
26
2019

Governor Bullock Announces Montana’s Participation in Girls Go CyberStart Initiative

Montana will again join innovative program promoting cybersecurity to high school girls

MONTANA – Governor Steve Bullock today announced that Montana will again partner with the SANS Institute to provide high school girls the opportunity to learn cybersecurity skills and compete for college scholarships through the 2020 Girls Go CyberStart challenge.

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Nov
7
2019

Montana launches second annual K-12 Kids Safe Online poster contest

Poster contest helps teach kids about online safety through art.

Helena, Mont. – The Governor’s Office and the State Information Technology Services Division today launched the state’s second annual Kids Safe Online Poster Contest to encourage young people to think about cybersecurity and help educate other youth on safe online practices.

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Oct
16
2019

Governor Bullock Acknowledges October as "National Cybersecurity Awareness Month" in the State of Montana

October 11, 2019

Dear Friends: It is my pleasure to acknowledge October 2019 as "National Cybersecurity Awareness Month" in the state of Montana. Security is essential in every facet of our lives and cybersecurity is especially important. I commend the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, the Multi-State Information Sharing and Analysis Center, the National Association of State Chief Information Officers, and the National Cyber Security Alliance for their steadfast work and dedication. They play a vital role in protecting citizens from and responding to cybersecurity threats that have...

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Oct
3
2019

Montana skips ‘cloud-first’ for ‘cloud-smart’ approach

These videos were produced by StateScoop at the National Association of State Chief Information Officers’ midyear conference in National Harbor, Maryland, in May 2019.

The state’s chief information officer says Montana is moving toward the cloud, but selectively, and only where it makes sense. Many government enterprises today bill themselves as “cloud-first,” meaning that cloud platforms are poised as the default solution for every challenge being addressed. Montana state government, which like many state governments is shifting away from its legacy infrastructure, is taking a more temperate stance.

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