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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.
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:
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.