HOUSE COMMITTEE ON

INFORMATION MANAGEMENT AND TECHNOLOGY

 

 

January 27, 2005   Hearing Room 357

1:00 PM     Tapes  7 - 8

 

MEMBERS PRESENT:            Rep. John Dallum, Chair

Rep. Jerry Krummel, Vice-Chair

Rep. Kelley Wirth, Vice-Chair

Rep. Chuck Burley

Rep. Arnie Roblan

 

STAFF PRESENT:                  Dallas Weyand, Committee Administrator

Elizabeth Howe, Committee Assistant

 

ISSUES HEARD AND WITNESSES: 

                                                Informational Meeting

Department of Transportation Information Technology Issues

                                                            Bruce Warner, Oregon Department of Transportation

                                                            Ben Berry, Oregon Department of Transportation

 

 

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 7, A

004

Chair Dallum

Calls the meeting to order at 1:00 p.m. and opens the informational meeting.

INFORMATIONAL MEETING

012

Bruce Warner

Director, Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT).  Submits written testimony (EXHIBIT A).  Gives overview of how ODOT relates to Information Technology (IT).

029

Warner

Notes page three (EXHIBIT A), which emphasizes safety.

033

Warner

Explains page four (EXHIBIT A), which gives examples of IT in ODOT.

077

Warner

Continues explanation of page four (EXHIBIT A), focusing on improving Oregon’s livability and economic prosperity.

091

Warner

Explains page five (EXHIBIT A), which explains who ODOT is.

128

Warner

Expresses ODOT’s desire to consolidate and share resources with state government.

133

Warner

Points to page six (EXHIBIT A), which explains the Consolidated Network Infrastructure Consolidation (CNIC).

150

Warner

Discusses staffing issues and transferring employees.

160

Rep. Roblan

Asks about similarities with Department of Human Services (DHS).

167

Ben Berry

Chief Information Officer, ODOT. Explains that ODOT needs a system of comparable size to DHS, but ODOT has different program needs.

194

Warner

Explains “CNIC Out of Scope Elements,” page seven (EXHIBIT A).

218

Warner

Moves to page eight (EXHIBIT A), which describes CNIC benefits for ODOT.

239

Warner

Moves to page nine (EXHIBIT A), which explains statewide initiatives for 2005-07.

258

Warner

Explains ODOT Initiatives for 2005 on page ten (EXHIBIT A).

283

Rep. Krummel

Asks about carrying more than one driver’s license.

287

Warner

Answers that some states allow you to carry more than one driver’s license.

299

Rep. Krummel

Asks whether someone in Oregon must surrender their driver’s license from their previous state of residence.

304

Warner

Answers affirmatively.

307

Dallas Weyand

Committee Administrator.  Confirms that Oregonians must surrender their out-of-state license.

314

Warner

Discusses streamlining transportation in Oregon by consolidating IT.

350

Warner

Shares ODOT’s plan to put more information and forms on the internet.

375

Warner

Gives summary of IT in ODOT, pointing to page 11 (EXHIBIT A).

388

Warner

States his hope is to be in the new IT facilities by 2006.

394

Chair Dallum

Asks about schedule for having a single source for agency IT by 2007.

406

Warner

Confirms that ODOT is on schedule.

411

Chair Dallum

Asks about staffing, vacancies, and training programs.

419

Berry

Describes the positions that will open up, and how ODOT will move employees and fill positions.

440

Rep. Wirth

Asks where CNIC will reduce costs.

444

Berry

Indicates that ODOT now has five different areas in their mainframe, and that sharing a mainframe with other agencies will reduce costs.

TAPE 8, A

050

Berry

Continues to explain savings.

063

Rep. Wirth

Wonders what percentage of savings will be from loss of personnel.

068

Berry

Admits that ODOT has not calculated where cost savings will come from, but explains that upcoming research will outline that information.

073

Rep. Wirth

Believes that twenty-three staff to run the state data center seems low, and asks about the status of employees being used at ODOT.

084

Warner

Offers to give the members copies of the business case that explains the savings as a result of CNIC.

092

Berry

Admits that many workers in ODOT are temporary, but the primary workers who enter data are not temporary workers.

104

Rep. Wirth

Inquires about current total number of employees in IT, and asks about existing balance and budget.

109

Warner

Reports balance at end of this year. Asserts that temporary workers from the prison system will continue to help with the  workload in ODOT.

127

Berry

Recalls 255 total staff in the IT department for ODOT.

142

Chair Dallum

Asks about the transition process to the new building and new equipment for CNIC.

148

Berry

Shares how the transition to CNIC is going.

160

Rep. Wirth

Asks for an overall project view regarding the reduction of personnel due to CNIC.

168

Warner

Admits that he cannot remember the numbers, but offers to get business case information to the committee members.

178

Weyand

Notes meeting scheduled next week that will allow public testimony.

190

Chair Dallum

Closes the informational meeting and adjourns meeting at 1:40 p.m.

 

 

EXHIBIT SUMMARY

 

  1. A.     Transportation, Technology, written testimony, Bruce Warner, 11 pp