ETS in the News Archive 2015

Governments Little State that Could
December 16, 2015
Whoever said size doesn’t matter may have been onto something. States with a larger population size do not necessarily have all the success stories. At times, smaller states have a greater advantage. A smaller workforce can lead to less red tape and easier modes of communication. One of the state leaders in information technology (IT) innovation is Wyoming – the state with the smallest population.

November 19, 2015
Wyoming has been rated a leader in school broadband connectivity. This comes in a new report by the non-profit group, educationsuperhighway.org.

Wyoming officials mark improved statewide Internet service
November 5, 2015
Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead and other officials say the state has emerged as a national leader in providing improved Internet access to schools and communities.

Leaders want to turn Wyoming into hub for tech firms
November 5, 2015
Wayne Johnson was skeptical when business leaders began discussing plans about a decade ago to turn Wyoming into a hub for technology firms.

Hacker-whacking may be opportunity for Wyo.
November 5, 2015
Computer hackers wreak havoc on privacy and security across the world. Providing cyber security services is a growing business sector with no sign of slowing down. One of the speakers at the Governor’s Broadband Summit Thursday suggested that the scourge of the Internet could also be a great opportunity for Wyoming.

Proposed bills would boost Wyoming cybersecurity policies
October 23, 2015
A proposed new law could force Wyoming to strengthen its cybersecurity policies to shield data from potential hackers. State lawmakers are considering a bill that would require state agencies to "enforce and maintain a policy regarding the collection, access, security and use of data."

Wyoming Seeks to Fortify its Cybersecurity Laws
September 30, 2015
Due to growing data security concerns, a bill working its way through the Wyoming Legislature would mandate that the state encrypt sensitive data.

For public CIOs the challenges just keep coming. It’s often a juggling act. That’s all right: Most knew it when they signed on for the job — information technology is always a moving target. But the CIO has special responsibilities, tracking not just the technological evolutions, but also the legislation and regulations that must be woven into emerging IT.

LEDA leadership meets with Gov. Mead on redundant fiber project
May 27, 2015
Lander Economic Development Association President Cade Maestas, LEDA Treasurer Mike Lilygren, and Chairman of the Fiber Redundancy Subcommittee for LEDA John Brown were invited to Cheyenne to provide an update to Governor Matt Mead and State CIO Flint Waters on LEDA’s progress in securing a second fiber optic data source for the Lander Valley.

Google Chromeboxes Make a Powerful Case to Governments
January 16, 2015
Whether it’s Chromebox for meetings or desktops, Google offers high-quality video conferencing and cloud-based computing at very attractive price points.