The state Department of Administration says progress is being made to provide more oversight for IT projects.
An audit out nearly a year ago found several failures with state information technology projects, with many delayed or abandoned completely. The audit reported the problem had resulted in about $170 million being wasted by the state for projects that never came through.
Since the report came out, DOA Chief Information Officer Oskar Anderson says the situation has improved. He says steps taken by the state have helped to heighten sensitivity to the issue and open up discussion.
Anderson is working closely with state agencies to identify delays and other problems early on. So far, he says they've been offering information quickly during weekly meetings.
Anderson briefed a joint legislative committee on IT oversight Thursday about the current status of efforts to keep projects on track. He says state agencies have been very cooperative in addressing problems, and he expects that to improve more in the future.