HOUSE COMMITTEE ON ADVANCING E-GOVERNMENT

 

 

March 27, 2001                                                                                                       Hearing Room B

3:30 PM                                                                                                                       Tapes 29 – 30

 

MEMBERS PRESENT:         Rep. Jim Hill, Chair

Rep. Rob Patridge, Vice-Chair

Rep. Kathy Lowe

 

STAFF PRESENT:                 Alice Morton, Committee Administrator

Stephen Kosiewicz, Committee Assistant

 

MEASURE/ISSUES HEARD: Overview of Oregon’s Efforts to Advance Electronic Government

 

These minutes are in compliance with Senate and House Rules.  Only text enclosed in quotation marks reports a speaker’s exact words.  For complete contents, please refer to the tapes.

 

TAPE/#

Speaker

Comments

TAPE 29, A

003

Chair Hill

Calls the committee to order at 3:37 p.m.

OVERVIEW OF OREGON’S EFFORTS TO ADVANCE ELECTRONIC GOVERNMENT

016

Vince Chiappetta

Chair, Oregon Internet Commission. Submits written material (EXHIBIT A) and comments on the findings of the Oregon Internet Commission and its recommendations.

047

Chiappetta

Continues testimony by discussing the ramifications of good e-government.

134

Rep. Patridge

Comments that government creates many barriers to providing its services to the public. Asks if the commission addressed the issue of what is the best solution for bringing the various elements of state government together.

167

Chiappetta

Responds that the e-government subcommittee looked at some of these issues.

195

Rep. Patridge

Asks Mr. Chiappetta if he believes if we have the ability, within the structure of state government, to force agencies and people to come together to develop enterprise solutions.

208

Chiappetta

Responds that the state has the ability, but the question is whether it has the will.

219

Craig Berkman

Oregon Internet Commission. Comments that they should not be looking in a vacuum at just the state itself.

288

Berkman

Discusses the education and business structure recommendations.

356

Berkman

Continues discussing the education and business structure recommendations.

TAPE 30, A

 

010

Mike Greenfield

Director, Department of Administrative Services (DAS). Comments on DAS’ responsibility for finding information technology for state government.

032

Ann Terry

Chief Information Officer, Department of Administrative Services. Testifies on DAS-IRMD’s role in advancing e-government.

128

Terry

Continues testimony by discussing what DAS’ goals are in advancing e-government. Notes that they will be coming back to the committee later on with the plan for e-government.

143

Rep. Patridge

Questions how DAS-IRMD helps legislators prioritize e-government projects.

185

Rep. Lowe

Asks what the State of Washington’s experience has been in terms of where the activity on their web site takes place.

198

Greenfield

Comments on state government growth and the need to organize along business lines.

253

Rep. Patridge

Comments that he would like to look at the funds that are being spent on e-government projects in various agencies and prioritize which of these projects should be done in a more measured fashion.

281

Greenfield

Agrees with Rep. Patridge’s comments.

303

Chair Hill

Asks if there has been any word from the Governor to agencies on prioritizing e-government projects.

313

Greenfield

Responds that it is incumbent upon them to do the kind of staff work that clarifies what the choices are before having a discussion about prioritizing.

321

Chair Hill

Notes that he and Sen. Duncan have had discussions about getting the three branches of government together and driving that as an interim process through the Joint Information Management and Technology committee.

339

Greenfield

Notes that the Governor and his staff are very supportive of this approach.

341

Rep. Patridge

Asks if the committee can receive a list that identifies the dollars that are set aside for e-government in the budgets of agencies, boards, and commissions. Asks to receive information on the most frequently accessed portions of California or Washington’s e-government sites.

370

Terry

States that she will provide the committee with this information.

TAPE 29, B

 

024

Ruth Oehmig

EDS High Solutions. Submits written material (EXHIBIT B) and explains what the presentation will focus on.

046

Ted Swisher

EDS High Solutions. Presents PowerPoint presentation on information assurance.

165

Rep. Lowe

Asks what strategies can be employed to protect a system from internal attacks.

181

Swisher

Responds that the strategy they generally advocate would be to apply all three strategies—a network security strategy, platform security strategy, and application security strategy—at the same time.

227

Rob Neibauer

Blue Martini Software. Comments on where Blue Martini sees the whole interaction in e-business market going and some of the best practices they are seeing in the industry today.

291

Bernard Gutierrez

Blue Martini Software. Gives presentation on a mock State of Oregon web site using the Blue Martini packaged application platform.

TAPE 30, B

 

020

Rep. Lowe

Suggests that it would be interesting to see an online Justice Department pilot project.

030

Chair Hill

Notes that an interesting feature of the Blue Martini software is that there is the ability for the collaborative approach regarding getting help online.

043

Gutierrez

Notes that the ability to collaborate is available. Comments on the ability to relate different sets of content with other pieces of content based upon usage.

064

Rep. Patridge

Questions what the systemic stumbling blocks may be to doing an enterprise-wide consulting project for state government.

084

Neibauer

Responds that what they’ve found to be effective in e-commerce related endeavors is to have somebody who has the authority and responsibility to deliver.

110

Oehmig

Notes that this is a key issue to implementing any changes or solution across an entire enterprise. Responds that there is an aggressive marketing campaign that the state must do internally, which they are.

190

Bill Ross

Hewlett-Packard. Testifies on the need for standardization of hardware and software in enterprise-wide systems.

219

Rep. Lowe

Asks what other states in the region are doing to standardize and what standards are they adopting.

241

Ross

Responds that many states are in the process of moving to a standardized system. States that he does not know of any state government that has completely standardized all of its systems, although there has been standardization within specific agencies.

274

Chair Hill

Thanks the participants in today’s E-vent. Adjourns the committee at 5:20 p.m.

 

Submitted By,                                                                           Reviewed By,

 

 

 

Stephen Kosiewicz,                                                                  Alice Morton,

Committee Assistant                                                                 Committee Administrator

 

EXHIBIT SUMMARY

 

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