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Utah Gov. Herbert calls for expanded computer science education fund

by Betsy Foresman

The new fund would allow Utah and its industry partners to pool resources for improving computer science education statewide.

Utah considering blockchain for vehicle title transfers

by Colin Wood

State CIO Mike Hussey said the distributed-ledger technology can reduce time wasted by shuttling documents to and from the bank.

For effective IT delivery, understand the business first, says Utah CIO

by Jake Williams

Utah's Mike Hussey says he's working to reform the state's development process to one focused on business outcomes at the beginning of a project.

A Virginia agency built an escape room for cybersecurity training

by Colin Wood

No government agency wants its employees to fall for a phishing scam, but the Virginia State Corporation Commission, which holds Social Security numbers, credit card numbers and industrial trade secrets in its data banks, really doesn’t want its employees to fall for one. So to ensure its staff are fully mentally engaged in their mandatory cybersecurity training, the VSCC recently borrowed from a recreational trend and built an escape room.…

A potluck invitation generated a 'Reply All-pocalypse' in Utah

by Benjamin Freed

For 12 minutes last Friday morning, more than 22,000 state government employees in Utah found themselves avalanched by urgent emails about what should’ve been a mundane office exercise. It didn’t take long for the chaos to spread. “Please remove me,” one worker wrote at 9:33 a.m. “Please stop responding to this email,” replied another at 9:35. “STOP THE MADNESS!!!!” came in a minute after that. By the time it was…

Voice assistants are helping Utah keep the conversation going with citizens

by Ryan Johnston

When Utah Chief Technology Officer Dave Fletcher thinks about how to integrate technology into state government, two criteria come to mind. “What we try to do is focus on the things that will improve quality of life and keep our citizens engaged,” Fletcher told StateScoop.  Utah, which has emerged as a leader among its contemporaries in online services, has found that the emerging technology of voice-activated digital assistants like Amazon’s Alexa…