Audit: MN information technology projects isn't doing all it could

11:11 AM, May 29, 2009   |    comments
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ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) -- A new audit finds that a state office created four years ago to monitor expensive state information technology projects isn't doing all it could.

The legislative auditor's report says the Office of Enterprise Technology should be tracking information technology and telecommunications projects more closely and develop better ways to manage project costs.

The audit says state agencies are spending more than $270 million on 137 information technology projects, ranging from an online unemployment insurance application portal to an integrated tax system.

But no project has a cost management plan.

State Chief Information Office Gopal Khanna says he agrees with most of the audit but his five-person office doesn't have enough resources and faces further budget cuts in the coming year.



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