ETS in the News 2011

Wyoming’s new CIO, Flint Waters, is somewhat of a celebrity. In 2008, he appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show in a segment about online sexual predators. A former police investigator and chief of Wyoming’s Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) task force, Waters developed software to track the activity of online predators by identifying computers trading child pornography on file-sharing networks.

October 18, 2011
In late June, Wyoming became the first state government to adopt Google's cloud computing solution, moving 10,000 state workers over to the platform, which will save the state more than $1 million per year.

Wyoming is one of the Pioneers in Google Apps

June 27, 2011

June 22 marked an important day for Flint Waters as all of its employees are transferred to a fully cloud-based email and communications’ system. The ribbon cutting was attended by key personalities: Governor Matt Mead, David Girouard, President of Enterprise for Google and Flint Waters, Wyoming Chief Information Officer. Wyoming is expected to save $1 million dollars annually for this move, compared to its previous email support using 13 platforms. Girouard announced Wyoming’s first, that all of its 10,000 state employees will now be moved and migrated to Google Apps for Government.

Wyo Gov’t using Google computing services

June 23, 2011

Wyoming is now the first state to rely on Google computing services for its entire executive branch of government.

Google Apps Goes Statewide in Wyoming Government

June 22, 2011

Wyoming has become the first state government to do an enterprisewide rollout of Google Apps, Gov. Matt Mead and company executives announced at a press conference Wednesday, June 22.

Google Apps for Government Unveiled in Wyoming

June 22, 2011

Wyoming has become the first state to begin using a suite of cloud computing tools from Google for its entire executive branch of government, allowing data and applications to be stored on remote servers and accessed over the Internet. (Original article removed from source)

Wyo turns to Google for Gov’t Computing Services

June 22, 2011

Wyoming has become the first state to begin using a suite of cloud computing tools from Google for its entire executive branch of government, allowing data and applications to be stored on remote servers and accessed over the Internet. (Original article removed from source)


Wyoming Completes Google Apps Migration

June 22, 2011

Wyoming has completed a migration of 10,000 employees to Google Apps for Government for collaboration and unified communications, the first state government to drop its in-house software in favor of Google's cloud-computing offering.
Governor Mead names Flint Waters Chief Information Officer
May 3, 2011
Governor Matt Mead announced today that Flint Waters will take over as the Chief Information Officer for the State of Wyoming. Waters previously worked for the Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation and developed software used in tracking child pornography and protecting against child exploitation. That software has been used by hundreds of law enforcement agencies across the world.