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As the 2015 Legislative Session moves closer to its final scheduled day, now projected to be April 30, agencies are monitoring proposed bills and new legislation that may impact the way they do business.  In the legislative process, state agencies typically have opportunities to provide...
Wednesday, March 18, 2015/Categories: State CIO Blog, 2015/Tags:
At SITSD leadership meetings each month, we take time to talk about the “top five.” You’re probably thinking “March Madness,” right? Good guess, but at SITSD this term refers to the top five priority projects and initiatives in progress across the division. The term...
Wednesday, February 4, 2015/Categories: State CIO Blog, 2015/Tags:
The Montana Information Technology Act (MITA), created in 2001 by the Montana Legislature, created the position of Chief Information Officer (CIO) for the state and established guiding principles for the implementation of information technology in state government. A critical component of the...
Friday, December 5, 2014/Categories: State CIO Blog, 2014/Tags:
Over the past year, I’ve seen marked improvement in how SITSD functions and responds to the needs of our customers. Looking to the future of information technology for the state, I envision a number of opportunities for the organization. This includes realigning its business functions to...
Thursday, November 6, 2014/Categories: State CIO Blog, 2014/Tags:
I recently had the pleasure of attending the National Association of State Chief Information Officers (NASCIO) Annual Conference in Nashville. The conference drew more than 600 individuals from a full spectrum of governments, IT companies and service providers. NASCIO addressed several topics of...
Wednesday, October 8, 2014/Categories: State CIO Blog, 2014/Tags:
Montana is trending up in the 2014 Digital States Survey, completed every two years by the Center for Digital Government. The 2014 results were recently published online and in September's Government Technology Magazine. Montana moved up in the standings - from a C+ in 2012 to a B in 2014....
Thursday, September 4, 2014/Categories: State CIO Blog, 2014/Tags:
Over the last two biennia, insufficient revenues have been collected to fund SITSD’s enterprise services, primarily because customers have had difficulty forecasting actual IT expenditures two years in advance. At the request of Budget Director Dan Villa and the Information Technology...
Wednesday, August 6, 2014/Categories: State CIO Blog, 2014/Tags:
Have you read the Main Street Montana Business Plan? This dynamic plan was released in April by Governor Steve Bullock. It focuses on creating a public-private partnership that provides a foundation for building and implementing a successful business plan for the state of Montana. The plan was...
Friday, July 4, 2014/Categories: State CIO Blog, 2014/Tags:
The Department of Administration and State Information Technology Services Division are both working to support Governor Steve Bullock’s top priorities – better jobs, better education and a more effective government. It is exciting to be a part of significant initiatives such as the...
Friday, June 6, 2014/Categories: State CIO Blog, 2014/Tags:
When it comes to security of information, it is imperative that we learn from the experience of others. From 2011 to 2013, state agencies in Texas, Wisconsin, South Carolina, Utah, Washington and California (among others) announced significant breaches of personal data. The information was...
Wednesday, May 7, 2014/Categories: State CIO Blog, 2014/Tags:
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