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J_JTC_2021A 02/11/2021 09:05:32 AM Committee Summary

PUBLIC
STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING
JOINT COMMITTEE COMMITTEE ON JOINT TECHNOLOGY COMMITTEE
Date 02/11/2021
Attendance
Baisley X
Bernett E
Kolker X
Priola X
Titone X
Bridges X
Time 09:05:32 AM to 03:56:03 PM
Place SCR 357
This Meeting was called to order by Bridges
This Report was prepared by Andrea Denka
Hearing Items Action Taken
Call to Order Committee Discussion Only
FY 2021-22 IT Capital Budget Requests: Metropolitan State University – Denver Committee Discussion Only
FY 2021-22 IT Capital Budget Requests: Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment Committee Discussion Only
FY 2021-22 IT Capital Budget Requests: University of Northern Colorado Committee Discussion Only
FY 2021-22 IT Capital Budget Requests: Colorado Department of Labor and Employment Committee Discussion Only
Lunch Committee Discussion Only
FY 2021-22 IT Capital Budget Requests: Colorado State University – Fort Collins Committee Discussion Only
FY 2021-22 IT Capital Budget Requests: Colorado Mesa University Committee Discussion Only
FY 2021-22 IT Capital Budget Requests: Adams State University, Fort Lewis College, & Western Colorado University Rural Collaboration Committee Discussion Only
FY 2021-22 IT Capital Budget Requests: Colorado Department of Human Services Committee Discussion Only

Call to Order - Committee Discussion Only


09:06:10 AM  
Luisa Altmann, Legislative
Council Staff, introduced the hearing agenda.   All material's from
this meeting can be found here:
https://leg.colorado.gov/content/jjtc2021acommagenda



FY 2021-22 IT Capital Budget Requests: Metropolitan State University – Denver - Committee Discussion Only


09:07:28 AM  
Dr. Janine Davidson,
President of Metropolitan State University-Denver (MSU-Denver), presented
on MSU-Denver's FY 2021-22 IT capital budget requests.  MSU-Denver's
 first budget request is requesting $1.25 million in capital construction
funds (CCF) and $.25 of cash funds (CF) to modernize MSU-Denver's network
infratructure and address deffered maintainace on current IT infrastructure.
 MSU-Denver's second budget request is requesting $1.3 million in
CCF and $.2 in CF to replace the university's enterprise resource planning
and student information system.



Kevin Taylor, Chief Information Officer at MSU-Devner, continued the presentation
with details of this budget request.



Nalinda Kajunju and Erica Osborn, both students at MSU-Denver, came to
the table to discuss their time at the university.
09:22:24 AM  
Dr. Davidson and
Mr. Taylor responded to questions from the committee about the future of
online school instruction, in-person instruction versus online instruction,
the source of cash funds for both projects., the minimum funding amount
needed for both projects, the manual processes in the current MSU-Denver's
HR system, and project risks.



FY 2021-22 IT Capital Budget Requests: Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment - Committee Discussion Only


09:39:33 AM  
Scott Bookman, the
Division Director of the Disease Control and Environmental Epidemiology
Division at the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE),
and Anita Watkins, Public Health Informatic at CDPHE, presented on CDPHE's
FY2021-22 IT capital budget request.



CDPHE is requesting $10 million in CCF to replace the Colorado Electronic
Disease Reporting System with a new system to improve automated disease
reporting processes and disease data management.

09:54:15 AM  
Ms. Watkins and Alyson
Crabtree, COVID-19 Deputy for Technology Enablement at CDPHE, responded
to questions from the committee about the use of federal money for this
project, the use of agile methodology, the amount of funding being requested,
planned project phases, the planned purchase of off-the-shelf software,
and the current system's technical debt and costs.
10:24:09 AM  
The committee went into a brief recess.
10:24:55 AM  
The committee came back to order.



FY 2021-22 IT Capital Budget Requests: University of Northern Colorado - Committee Discussion Only


10:47:00 AM  
Bret Naber, Chief
Information Officer at the University of Northern Colorado (UNC), presented
on UNC's FY 2021-22 IT capital budget request.  UNC is requesting
$1.2 million in CCF and $.01 in CF to implement a new core network architecture.

10:52:14 AM  
Mr. Naber responded
to questions from the committee about security risks on campus, the number
of devices on campus, a cost-benefit analysis for the project, the use
of internet in common areas, and traditional ethernet connections on campus.



FY 2021-22 IT Capital Budget Requests: Colorado Department of Labor and Employment - Committee Discussion Only


11:06:36 AM  
The committee went
into a brief recess.
11:26:00 AM  
The committee came
back to order.




Daniel Chase, legislative liaison for the Colorado Department of Labor
and Employment (CDLE), introduced CDLE's FY2021-22 IT capital budget request.
 CDLE is requesting $9.4 million dollars in CF to modernize the Colorado
Automated Tax System (CATS) employer services component of the Unemployment
Insurance (UI) legacy system.



Kierston Howard, Division of Unemployment Insurance, and Matthew Bidwell,
Governor's Office of IT Director for CDLE, continued the presentation with
a history of the Colorado UI system and the budget request.

12:02:59 PM  
Ms. Howard and Matthew
Blackmon, Budget Director at CDLE,  responded to questions from the
committee about: unemployment payout through My UI+, fraudulent claims,
a cost benefit analysis for the project, how much money is in CDLE cash
fund, unemployment insurance checks, direct deposits to accounts, the call
center, costs of maintaing the system. system flexibility, federal funding
opportunities, project phases, call center phone calls, and lessons learned
from past projects.  
12:46:09 PM  
Representatives from
CDLE continued to respond to committee questions regarding the budget request.



Lunch - Committee Discussion Only


01:05:43 PM  
The committee recessed for lunch.



Lunch - Committee Discussion Only




FY 2021-22 IT Capital Budget Requests: Colorado State University – Fort Collins - Committee Discussion Only


01:33:33 PM  
The committee came back to order.
01:36:04 PM  
Dr. Patrick Burns,
representing Colorado State University - Fort Collins, came to the table
to discuss the university's FY 2021-22 IT capital budget request.
01:37:00 PM  
Mr. Jason Huitt, representing CSU - Fort Collins, continued by discussing specific portions of the university's budget request.
01:37:55 PM  
Mr. Brandon Bernier, representing CSU-Fort Collins, came to the table to discuss the funding model.
01:39:40 PM  
Representatives from CSU-Fort Collins answered several committee questions regarding the budget request.



FY 2021-22 IT Capital Budget Requests: Colorado Mesa University - Committee Discussion Only


01:50:34 PM  
Mr. Jeremy Brown, representing Colorado Mesa University, presented the university's FY 2021-22 IT capital budget request.
02:03:30 PM  
Mr. Brown answered several committee questions.



FY 2021-22 IT Capital Budget Requests: Adams State University, Fort Lewis College, & Western Colorado University Rural Collaboration - Committee Discussion Only


02:05:46 PM  
Dr. Tom Stritikus, representing Adams State University, Fort Lewis College, and Western Colorado University Rural Collaboration, introduced the three institutions of higher educations' FY 2021-22 IT capital budget request.
02:07:43 PM  
Mr. Chad Robinson, representing Western Colorado University, provided additional information on the project.
02:12:54 PM  
Mr. Matt McGlamery, representing Fort Lewis College, continued by discussing the student benefit from the project.
02:13:42 PM  
Mr. Kevin Daniel, representing Adams State University, discussed the project's progression and planning.
02:17:57 PM  
Representatives of the three institutions of higher education answered several committee questions.
02:28:08 PM  
Committee discussion ensued regarding cash fund contributions and collaboration between institutions.
02:40:15 PM  
The committee recessed.



FY 2021-22 IT Capital Budget Requests: Colorado Department of Human Services - Committee Discussion Only


02:54:12 PM  
The committee came back to order.
02:54:24 PM  
Mr. Jeremy Hill,
representing the Colorado Department of Human Services (DHS), introduced
and discussed the department's FY 2021-22 IT capital budget request.
02:55:55 PM  
Mr. Jaswinder Singh,
representing DHS, discussed the department's other IT systems.
03:12:34 PM  
Mr. Maximilian Schriefer, representing DHS, discussed the Colorado Benefits Management System.
03:13:07 PM  
Ms. Lorendia Schmidt, representing DHS, discussed the department's Trails system.
03:14:54 PM  
Ms. Sarah Lipscomb, representing DHS, provided the committee with an update on the Joint Agency Interoperability project.
03:17:19 PM  
Mr. Robert Wethewin, representing the Office of Behavioral Health, discussed the office's FY 2021-22 IT capital budget request.
03:30:00 PM  
Representatives of
DHS answered several committee questions.  Committee discussion ensued
on various departmental projects.


03:56:03 PM   The committee adjourned.






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