j_jtc_2017a_2017-01-13t13:34:00z4 Hearing Summary
Location: SCR 352
Supplemental Request and FY 2017-18 Budget Request, Departement of Correcti
COMMITTEE ON JOINT TECHNOLOGY COMMITTEE
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02:11 PM -- Supplemental Request and FY 2017-18 Budget Request, Department of Corrections
Mr. Richard Stewart, representing the Department of Corrections (DOC) and the Governor's Office of Information Technology (OIT), came to the table to discuss the department's DeCORuM project. The department is requesting state funds for for the third phase of a three-phase project to replace a legacy computer system with the new electronic information system to track and record offender data from admission until an offender is released from parole. Phase I was funded in FY 2014-15 and Phase II was funded in FY 2015-16. Mr. Stewart highlighted the work that will be undertaken under Phase III of the project. In response to a committee question, Mr. Stewart stated that Phase II will be completed by January 15, 2017. He continued by highlighting the business and cost savings anticipated with the system.
In response to committee questions, Mr. Stewart discussed the training that employees will receive on DeCORuM. He also discussed the vendor's experiences in other states.
Ms. Deanna Towne, representing OIT and the Department of Health Care Policy and Financing, came to table to discuss lessons learned from other states. In response to a committee question, Mr. Stewart discussed the request for additional staff.
Mr. Stewart continued by discussing DOC's supplemental budget request. DOC is requesting additional state funding to purchase required Oracle licenses. In response to a committee question, Mr. Stewart noted that additional disaster recovery environments caused the increase in costs.