Gov. Phil Scott’s plan to create an Agency of Digital Services was one of three executive orders he signed last month. Either body of the Legislature can veto it.
Vermont Department of Information and Innovation
Some senators were skeptical of the need for a new agency, but most said they want to improve how the state manages IT projects.
A committee created by the Legislature identified dozens of problems in the way Vermont plans, manages and procures contracts for major information technology projects.
An email with the subject line “IMPORTANT TAX RETURN DOCUMENT AVAILABLE” took unsuspecting state workers to a dummy login landing page that replicated the Department of Human Resources website.
Sovernet Communications announced today that it has been awarded two separate contracts by the State of Vermont to provide high capacity data transport to 92 State sites.
Murphy said that the state will likely not request a refund for the almost $424,000 it’s already paid Yahasoft.
HP oversaw a failed $18 million IT project for the Department of Motor Vehicles. The project is three years overdue.
Vermonters interested in the results of the $499,000 report from TPI, a Stamford, Conn.-based corporation, will have to wait.
TPI of Stamford, Conn., which describes itself as the largest sourcing data and advisory firm in the world, was to have completed work on 35 “deliverables,” or sets of tasks, by Nov. 25 for the Vermont Department of Information and Innovation. Two-thirds of those deliverables are behind schedule. An additional 34 are due next week.