j_jtc_2017a_2017-09-13t10:03:26z2 Hearing Summary
Location: SCR 352
Update on DRIVES Project, DOR
COMMITTEE ON JOINT TECHNOLOGY COMMITTEE
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11:14 AM -- Update on DRIVES Project, DOR
Mr. Michael Hartman, Executive Director of the Colorado Department of Revenue, introduced himself to the committee and discussed the recent network-related outages at the Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV). He distributed a handout to the committee (Attachment A)
Mr. Mike Dixon, DMV Director, gave a brief overview of the DRIVES project and updated the committee on the project's status. He noted the vendor is FAST Enterprises for this project. He highlighted the work of the counties and their integration into the DRIVES project. Mr. Dixon noted that DMV officials are visiting all 64 Colorado counties to provide information and training on the new system.
Mr. Dixon continued by discussing the project's budget to date. He noted that the department plans to realize cost savings and is under budget. He addressed a committee question regarding the issuance of license plates in Colorado and the department's options on print-on-demand license plates. Mr. Hartman expressed that the Governor and the Executive Director's office's are focused on moving numerous services online.
Mr. David McCurdy, Chief Technology Officer at OIT, discussed the technical aspects of several recent network issues that caused downtimes. He also noted that online services were available to during network outages. He answered several committee questions regarding cable and fiber related outages. He continued by noting what upgrades OIT has undergone to address the network issues.
The committee adjourned.