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Plus, the FCC is taking steps to update broadband data collection, more states have had their initial proposals for BEAD funding approved, Oakland got a grant to expand broadband infrastructure, and more.
State and municipal agencies and one of the nation’s most populous counties are integrating AI and GIS into their permitting systems, adding automation and enhancing transparency to improve service and accountability.
Most recently the executive director of the nonprofit Transform Hawaii Government, she will replace Doug Murdock as CIO and lead the state Office of Enterprise Technology Services starting Aug. 5.
Legislation awaiting Gov. Josh Green’s signature would have the state chief information officer no longer report directly to the governor. Critics say this could diminish the role and have a chilling effect on innovation.
The state’s chief information officer of more than five years has a varied background that includes 25 years in the U.S. Air Force. In Hawaii, he helped modernize and consolidate IT infrastructure.
The Hawai'i State Department of Education has flagged the fire-alarm systems at 15 of the state's 264 schools as inoperable and needing replacement — a concern in the wake of last summer's wildfires on Maui.
The deal comes amid a period of growth for MDF, which recently began working with the state of Hawaii. KKR’s $189 million plan, still subject to shareholder approval, reflects the growing presence of private equity in gov tech.
The Hawaii Department of Education's new data portal tracks 22 data sets related to student proficiency and learning, the educator workforce and school operations, with more data sets to be added over time.
A state agency is seeking more than $60 million to upgrade a centralized financial management system after halting botched work on the critical project last year.