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Nov
18
2020

Montana CISO Shares State Security Actions and Priorities

By Dan Lohrmann, GovTech Magazine

How does a leading state chief information security officer navigate the cyberattacks targeting his state during the pandemic and beyond? Montana CISO Andy Hanks shows us the way in this interview.

Categories: SITSD News
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Nov
5
2020

Montana CIO Tim Bottenfield announces retirement

Written by Colin Wood, StateScoop

Montana Chief Information Officer Tim Bottenfield told StateScoop on Wednesday that he will retire before the end of the year.

Oct
5
2020

For IT modernization, Montana CIO says 'strike while the iron is hot'

By Collin Wood, StateScoop

The coronavirus pandemic has beamed a spotlight on the work on the work state technology departments perform for their fellow government agencies. But Montana Chief Information Officer Tim Bottenfield said this week he doesn’t think the new exposure will last, and that now is the time to push for overdue upgrades.

Jul
24
2020

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

By John Thomas Flynn, Federal News Network

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.

Categories: SITSD News
Views: 407
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.

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