State Profile

State of Montana

Tim Bottenfield
Tim Bottenfield
Chief Information Officer
State of Montana
Phone: (406) 444-2700
State of Montana
Department of Administration
State Information Technology Services Division
125 N Roberts PO Box 200113
Helena, MT 59620

Year Appointed:

2018

Biography:

Bottenfield has a career in Information Technology spanning decades. Prior to his most recent CIO role, he also spent 25 years working as the IT Manager for the School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences at Auburn University in Alabama. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in forest management and a Master of Science degree in forest biometrics, both from Michigan Technological University.

Active in the community, Bottenfield also served as a Board of Directors member for local credit unions in Auburn and Helena. Additionally, he has also done IT consulting for various organizations in the United States, as well as internationally.

Bottenfield began his appointment as CIO on Monday, July 2, 2018.

Other Info:

CIO Statute: Senate Bill 131 4-01

IT Office Authority: ITSD is responsible for the delivery of information services and the planning, coordination, technical training, control, and security of information resources throughout state government. Information services and resources provided include:

  • Establishing and enforcing a statewide strategic IT plan:
    • Reviewing and approving agency IT plans, procurement methods, contracts
    • Establishing and enforcing statewide policies and standards for IT
    • Evaluating IT budget requests
    • Coordinating the development of shared IT systems and applications
    • Promoting economic development through IT in cooperation with Department of Commerce
    • Reporting to the legislature
       
  • Providing computing and telecommunications hardware and software operating services, including:
    • Central computer center
    • Voice, video and data telecommunications network
    • Public safety communications
    • 9-1-1
    • State-wide GIS
    • Professional hardware and software specialists to support the technical environment
    • Web development services and support

IT Procurement Responsibility: State Procurement Office

Special Projects: E-Government - In conjunction with a contractor, National Information Consortium (NIC), the State has established a State e- government portal called DiscoveringMontana.com and begun the deployment of a wide range of e-government applications.

Imaging - ITSD has configured an enterprise- wide shared imaging environment that allows customers to capture store, and retrieve documents. The service makes the best use of available resources by sharing the existing State information technology infrastructure and in so doing, minimizes costs.

GIS - The Montana Cadastral Database Project is a public-private sector partnership to create, maintain, and disseminate a digital GIS land ownership database of the entire state.




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