Missouri Information Technology Advisory Board Holds Quarterly Meeting

The committee is chaired by the Missouri CIO Rich Kliethermes and its members are made up from the heads of IT from the various state agencies, staff from all of the statewide elected officials, as well as Missouri’s Chief Information Security Officer and State Data Center Director. 

Technology and Law Enforcement: What It Really Means

Several years of debate over the proper uses of technology in law enforcement activities brings to light a multitude of issues for legislators to tackle. From body-cameras to license plate readers; REAL ID compliance and Prescription drug monitoring programs, all these issues conjure frightful thoughts of big brother watching and sacrifice of freedoms. However, technology in law enforcement can be used responsibly and effectively.

Understanding The Inner Workings of Missouri Special Sessions

The two big terms floating around Missouri politics these days seem to be career politicians and special session. Both of which nab headlines and conjure up feelings of dysfunctional government. Is one becoming the cause of the other? The constitution, after all, is designed to ensure a citizen legislature. In the Missouri legislature, there are two mechanisms in place to prevent state legislators having their service turn into a career. 

On Tuesday December 6th, the MO HealthNet Oversight Committee met for their final meeting of 2016, and final meeting for both the Department of Social Services Director Brian Kinkade and the MO HealthNet Director Joe Parks as both will be moving on from state government at the end of the month.

The President of Flotron McIntosh, Richard McIntosh was on air with the Missouri Times for their This Week in Missouri Politics broadcast. Check out the video below for discussion around the upcoming November elections. 

This is the second time Richard has appeared on the program.

Today, the Governor's Conference on CyberSecurity was held in Jefferson City. Governor Jay Nixon, Commissioner Doug Nelson, CIO Rich Kliethermes, and CISO Mike Roling kicked off the event. Click here to watch a video of Commissioner Nelson's and Governor Nixon's opening remarks from this morning. 

Missouri is making changes to safeguard the privacy and safety of our state’s citizens. Governor Jay Nixon has signed into law, legislation that will limit access to footage from police body cameras.

Over the last two years, stemming from the killing of Michael Brown, sales for body cameras have soared across the nation. Due to constant media coverage depicting altercations between the public and law enforcement, the demand for accountability is more present now than ever before.

The art of lobbying became more prominent in the 20th and 21st centuries throughout the United States. However, the act of lobbying first began in 1792 during the birth of the American Government and continued to thrive for centuries. The world of lobbying has changed a bit since the 1700s. Modern day lobbying consists of a variety of responsibilities performed. 

Three New Interim Committees Created

On Wednesday, the Senate Pro Tem Ron Richard announced the formation of three new interim committees to study specific policies while the legislature is on summer recess. 

Flotron & McIntosh associate Zachary Brunnert was named to The Missouri Times 30 Under 30 awards.