Gov. Peter Shumlin has announced the appointment of a new commissioner for the state Department of Information and Innovation, which oversees computer networks and related technology in state government.
Richard Boes comes to Vermont from a job as information technology officer at the California State University Fresno campus. Shumlin says the goal of the department will remain creating and running a state-of-the-art information system to enhance state services and efficiency.
Before his stint at Cal State-Fresno, Boes did similar work at Brown University in Rhode Island.