• Day Two: TechLeader.TV’s “Top Actions” to Cut California Government Waste and Boost Efficiency

    February 27th, 2011 by admin Categories: Blogs Tags: , , , , ,

    Governor Brown Seeks “Top 10 Actions” to Cut Government Waste and Boost Efficiency;

    Here’s TechLeader.TV’s Contribution – $5 billion Deficit Reduction

    DAY ONE: February 25, 2011

    Eliminate $1.8 billion Financial Information System for California (FI$Cal) Project  – Savings: $1.7 billion

    DAY TWO: February 28, 2011

    Terminate California Court Case Management System (CCMS) Immediately – Savings: $1.5 billion

    Discussion: The AOC’s records show that as of fiscal year 2015-16—the year in which the AOC estimates that CCMS will be deployed statewide—the full cost of the project is likely to reach nearly $1.9 billion. However, this amount does not include costs that superior courts will incur to implement CCMS. By June 2010 the AOC and several superior courts had spent $407 million on the project.

    As reported earlier on this site, State Auditor’s report paints an ugly portrait of the Courts Case Management System.

    Highlights from State Auditor Elaine Howle’s report:

    • Cost estimates have increased by over 700% going from $260 million in 2004 to nearly $1.9 billion in 2010.
    • Over the course of seven years, the AOC entered into 102 contract amendments and increased the cost of systems integrator Deloitte’s contract from $33 million to $310 million.
    • The estimated date for complete deployment has been pushed back by seven years from fiscal year 2008–09 to fiscal year 2015–16
    • Independent oversight and IVV by Sjoberg Evashenk Consulting, Inc. applied to late, inconsistently, with a lack of rigor, and perhaps sounding the death knell
    • A majority of the courts believe their current case management systems will serve them for the foreseeable future.

    Otherwise everything’s fine.

    Day Three: Coming March 1, 2011

    DAY TWO: February 28, 2011

    Terminate California Court Case Management System (CCMS) Immediately Saving $1.5 billion

    Discussion: The AOC’s records show that as of fiscal year 2015-16—the year in which the AOC estimates that CCMS will be deployed statewide—the full cost of the project is likely to reach nearly $1.9 billion. However, this amount does not include costs that superior courts will incur to implement CCMS. By June 2010 the AOC and several superior courts had spent $407 million on the project.

    As reported earlier on this site, State Auditor’s report paints an ugly portrait of the Courts Case Management System.

    Highlights from State Auditor Elaine Howle’s report:

    • Cost estimates have increased by over 700% going from $260 million in 2004 to nearly $1.9 billion in 2010.
    • Over the course of seven years, the AOC entered into 102 contract amendments and increased the cost of systems integrator Deloitte’s contract from $33 million to $310 million.
    • The estimated date for complete deployment has been pushed back by seven years from fiscal year 2008–09 to fiscal year 2015–16
    • Independent oversight and IVV by Sjoberg Evashenk Consulting, Inc. applied to late, inconsistently, with a lack of rigor, and perhaps sounding the death knell
    • A majority of the courts believe their current case management systems will serve them for the foreseeable future.

    Otherwise everything’s fine.

    1. Anonymous says:

      John – thought you might like to know that CTA just released their job ad for the Secretary position: http://jobs.spb.ca.gov/bull2/exemptpdfs/02282011_7.pdf

      Here’s to hoping they find someone with creativity, knowledge, and boldness.

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