Montana

Montana Commerce Department wins race toward going all-digital

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Gov. Greg Gianforte had challenged Montana state agencies to make their processes all-digital by the end of next year.

Montana lawmakers mull limiting use of facial recognition

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Some Montana lawmakers said they want to strike a balance between assisting law enforcement and protecting privacy.

Lack of training is like giving truck drivers a Ferrari, Montana CTO says

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"We’ve been not good at change management," Montana Chief Technology Officer Matt Van Syckle said at an event.

Montana launches broadband map as bidding begins for federal funding

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A new broadband map in Montana is hoped to provide a more accurate picture of coverage as American Rescue Plan funds become available.

Montana latest state to build broadband coverage map

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Montana selected the analytics firm Lightbox to develop a statewide broadband coverage map, not content with a shortage of federal data.

Three cities are building a broadband speed-test app with Esri

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A new partnership through the National League of Cities' "Capstone Challenge" series aims to help communities find gaps in broadband coverage.

It's two steps forward, one step back for state government IT

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The pandemic and advancements in tech are affording states new opportunities — and presenting challenges — state IT leaders said during an online event.

COVID-19 brought GIS ‘into the limelight,’ state officials say

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Two GIS officials say were called on to help with pandemic response over the last 13 months as state leaders realized geospatial technology's power.

How Montana is navigating its 'work-from-anywhere' policy

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Montana CTO Matt Van Syckle said continued remote work will require new considerations of state government's software and cybersecurity capabilities.

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