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Meet Matt Van Syckle


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Welcome to the State Information Technology Service Division (SITSD) website. We deliver information technology (IT) services, including planning, coordinating, training, monitoring, and securing information resources throughout Montana State government.  

Matt Van Syckle took the reins of Interim State Chief Information Officer (CIO) in January of 2018 while a search is underway to fill the vacant position left by former State CIO, Ron Baldwin.

Matt received two degrees from the Oregon Tech in Software Engineering and Computer Engineering. He has spent more than a decade at the state in different IT positions.

Prior to serving as Interim State CIO, Matt served as SITSD’s Chief Technology Officer where he led multiple key projects including the deployment of automated infrastructure delivery (fully automated private cloud) and Voice-over-Internet Protocol (VoIP) system changeovers. He is currently overseeing the Unified Digital Workspace (VDI) project which will give state employees the mobile ability to access desktop services.

His priorities as Interim State CIO are to increase security with the addition of a Governance Risk and Compliance (GRC) tool, create a formal investment framework and tools to help automate Portfolio Project Management (PPM), and complete the VoIP changeover and Unified Digital Workspace implementation projects.

Matt was integral in publishing the 2018-2020 State of Montana Information Technology Strategic Plan that promotes our “vision” to be the enabling force that promotes citizen well-being and communities that thrive.