Vermont Department of Information and Innovation

Two Senate committees endorse new tech agency

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.

Administration makes pitch for Agency of Digital Services

Some senators were skeptical of the need for a new agency, but most said they want to improve how the state manages IT projects.

Volunteer panel: Vermont should embrace, shrink info tech projects

A committee created by the Legislature identified dozens of problems in the way Vermont plans, manages and procures contracts for major information technology projects.

State workers’ W-2 info compromised in phishing scam

An email with the subject line “IMPORTANT TAX RETURN DOCUMENT AVAILABLE” took unsuspecting state workers to a dummy login landing page that replicated the Department of Human Resources website.

Vermont DII and state colleges choose Sovernet Data Services

Sovernet Communications announced today that it has been awarded two separate contracts by the State of Vermont to provide high capacity data transport to 92 State sites.

Department of Children and Families IT contract canceled

Murphy said that the state will likely not request a refund for the almost $424,000 it’s already paid Yahasoft.

State is negotiating with Hewlett-Packard for refund

HP oversaw a failed $18 million IT project for the Department of Motor Vehicles. The project is three years overdue.

State IT assessment two weeks behind schedule

Vermonters interested in the results of the $499,000 report from TPI, a Stamford, Conn.-based corporation, will have to wait.

State IT assessment behind schedule

TPI of Stamford, Conn., which describes itself as the largest sourcing data and advisory firm in the world, was to have completed work on 35 “deliverables,” or sets of tasks, by Nov. 25 for the Vermont Department of Information and Innovation. Two-thirds of those deliverables are behind schedule. An additional 34 are due next week.