• LA Times Reports on DMV IT Modernization Project

    February 15th, 2013 by admin Categories: Blogs Tags: , , , , , ,

    Some further details reported on the DMV project with an inaccurate quote attributed to me. I stated that there were a cascade of problems that befell the 21st Century Project, not a cascade of project failures.

    SACRAMENTO — California’s computer problems, which have already cost taxpayers hundreds of millions of dollars, have mounted as state officials cut short work on a $208-million DMV technology overhaul that is only half done.

    The project was intended to revamp the process for registering vehicles and issuing driver’s licenses, with the entire overhaul scheduled to be finished this year. But state officials said they were canceling the vehicle registration component because little progress was being made.

    The decision is a setback for the Department of Motor Vehicles, which has a history of such stumbles.

    The state has spent $135 million total on the overhaul so far. DMV spokesman Armando Botello said officials are not sure what the final price tag will be now that the project’s scope is being scaled back.

    The state’s contractor, HP Enterprise Services, has received nearly $50 million of the money spent on the project. Botello said the company will not receive the remaining $26 million in its contract.

    Full story here: Half-finished $208-million DMV technology overhaul canceled

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