State officials say they have sent letters to an unknown number of people asking them to change the way their names are listed with the Social Security Administration in order to receive state benefits.
Gov. Phil Scott’s plan to create an Agency of Digital Services was one of three executive orders he signed last month. Either body of the Legislature can veto it.
Some senators were skeptical of the need for a new agency, but most said they want to improve how the state manages IT projects.
The new House speaker created an Energy and Technology Committee and moved mental health jurisdiction to the health care committee.
The time it’s taking to load documents to a new system means they aren’t available online in the meantime. But eventually the system will make far more information available, officials say.
The software will first roll out in Burlington, Bennington, Berlin and St. Albans, according to the director of clinical and quality improvement for OneCare.
A Stanford University researcher on philanthropy says nonprofits and other civic organizations are collecting massive amounts of information and not protecting it well.
Stephanie Beck will no longer serve as the director of the state’s health services enterprise platform. John Stern, the Human Services Agency’s deputy chief information officer, will take over on an interim basis.
They were to be part of a $771 million suite of IT projects intended to interact with technology that underpins Vermont Health Connect.