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Strategy 1.1 – Enhance Capabilities of the Shared Infrastructure 

In their 2011–2015 Agency Strategic Plans, state agencies reported the following technology initiatives related to enhancing the capabilities of the state's shared infrastructure (Strategy 1.1). Since the date these plans were published in the summer of 2010, some of the planned initiatives may have changed.

Agency

Technology Initiative

Status

Anticipated Benefits

Commission on State Emergency Communications

Federal grant project to implement a first office application of an emergency service IP-enabled network (ESInet).

Planned

Ability to quickly and more efficiently reroute emergency calls to another call center when the primary answering point is unavailable or overloaded

Supports interregional radio interoperability by providing long haul connectivity utilizing a shared IP-network

Ability to meet public expectations and use of alternate communication methods, such as text messaging, to request emergency assistance

Provides the foundation for future capabilities and enhancements which would allow emergency service providers to share information and data for purposes of responding to emergencies.

Department of Aging and Disabilities Services

Data Center Transformation

Current

Consolidation of old end-of-life servers on to new supported technology platforms. Achieving economies of scale for server administration across the agency and the standardization of hardware.

Department of Aging and Disabilities Services

E-Mail Messaging

Current

Continued participation in the HHS enterprise e-mail messaging system.

Department of Aging and Disabilities Services

Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) led by Comptroller of Public Accounts (CPA)

Current

Continue participation by Financial Services staff in state-wide planning effort.

Department of Aging and Disabilities Services

Independent Assessment of IT Division

Current

The agency is hiring a consultant through DBITS to perform an independent assessment of the IT division to include organizational structure and staffing in terms of skills and capacity required to support demand, and overall efficiency and effectiveness. The agency is striving to reduce dependency on staff augmentation contractors for daily IT operations and instead use DBITS vendors for projects with a scheduled end date.

Department of Aging and Disabilities Services

Application Remediation Program

Current

Remediate several mission critical applications that reside in unsupported and outdated technologies to supported and current technologies.

Department of Aging and Disabilities Services

Infrastructure Improvements at State Supported Living Center (SSLCs),

Current

Improved communication tools for the SSLC employees, clients, and clients' families including by: reducing cross talk on outside copper trunks which impairs privacy on conversations concerning patient records; installing reliable incoming and outgoing trunks; providing reliable voicemail system to provide dependable phone service; and reducing reduction of busy signals, static and hum on copper trunks lines.

Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services

Data Center Services (DCS)

Current

The State of Texas spends approximately $1.8 billion annually on information and communications technologies. DCS leverages economies of scale, modernizes the technology infrastructure, enhances information security levels, improves disaster recovery capabilities, provides the flexibility and agility to meet changing business requirements and provides services and service levels that meet the unique needs of each agency.

Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services

Infrastructure and Development Platform Refresh

Current

Miscellaneous hardware and software purchases and service contracts will keep software licenses current and replace hardware that will be at the end of its life, plus some additions required by changing needs.

In this way, DARS will be up-to-date on all software products critical to its agency operations.

This project will also provide tools (which includes adaptive and accessibility software and hardware) agency personnel require for continued support of blind services, rehabilitation services, services for deaf and hard of hearing and services for children.

Department of Family and Protective Services

Software License

Current

DFPS maintains current Microsoft software licenses by participating in the HHSC Microsoft Enterprise Subscription Agreement (ESA). Standardizing Microsoft Office across DFPS and other HHS agencies allows unimpeded communication between agencies providing better access to information and services for DFPS clients.

Department of Family and Protective Services

Data Center Consolidation

Current

This is a centralized statewide project which ensures availability of DFPS resources on a 24 X 7 basis, allowing access to data by caseworkers to deliver needed services to clients.

Department of State Health Services

Transformation and consolidation of agency data center operations into the State Data Center

Current

Enhanced agency computing environment capabilities and economies of scale through the use of a shared infrastructure and resources (Enterprise Resource Planning).

Department of State Health Services

DSHS Core Network Upgrade

Current

This infrastructure project will enhance data communications reliability and availability and will ensure improved performance across the DSHS network in a secure environment.

Department of State Health Services

IT Server Refresh (pre-transformation)

Current

Improved application reliability, availability, and performance in a secure environment

Executive Council of Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy Examiners

Keep the agency computer, software, and network equipment up to date.

Planned

More secure, more functionality, and increase in work productivity.

Health and Human Services Commission

Data Center Transformation: Facilitate planning and execution of Team for Texas transformation of data center services to their two data centers.

Current

There will be a coordinated, interruption-free transition to the new data center(s).

Health and Human Services Commission

Enhanced Eligibility Systems (includes TIERS)

Current

 

Health and Human Services Commission

Enterprise Data Warehouse Business Intelligence

Current

Provide a consolidated view of diverse data sources currently stored in a variety of formats and locations. (Medicaid, CHIP, food stamps and TANF. Detect fraud and abuse. Reduce overall costs to taxpayers, providing the state's human service needs and priorities in the future, improve delivery of health care services.

Health and Human Services Commission

Data Center Services

Current

Replacement of outdated mainframe computer, improved bulk print/mailing capability; enhanced disaster recovery mechanism.

Health and Human Services Commission

State Hospital/State Living Centers Software applications

Planned

To continue progress toward an electronic medical record for patients/clients providing access to all records of persons served from a single access point, reduce paper and provide a seamless delivery of records; to improve and care of residents, improve staff training and productivity.

Health and Human Services Commission

Texas Electronic Benefit Transfer (TxEBT) System AIX Transformation Project

Current

To migrate TxEBT to new hardware that is running on UNIX. The project will then move the data center operations from DIR's Network Security and Operations Center for the new Austin Data Center operated by Team for Texas.

Office of Court Administration

Texas Appeals Management & E-filing System (TAMES) Project

Current

Improved sharing externally and internally. More efficient collaboration. Reduced paper handling & storage. Increased transparency of court cases & decisions.

Office of Court Administration

Judicial Data Emergency Infrastructure (JEDI) Project

Current

Failsafe backup and operations.

Office of Court Administration

Child Support Docket Case Management System (CSDCMS)

Current

Improved sharing between judges and court managers, and improved reporting and improved administration of the system.

Office of Court Administration

Court Activity Reporting and Directory (CARD)

Current

The public and Legislature have additional court statistics available.

Office of Public Insurance Counsel

Improve security of external facing technology components (firewalls)

Current

Heightened security

Office of the Attorney General

Data Center Services Transformation and consolidation into the State Data Center

Current

Improve data center and disaster recovery services, Improve hardware life cycle management, Provide 24/7 on site support and mitigate system downtime, Standardized hardware configuration.

Office of the Comptroller of Public Accounts

Procurement Systems Modernization

Current

Provide greater efficiencies, reduce costs and improve customer satisfaction by making it easier to use statewide procurement systems and process purchase order; provide lower pricing through strategically sourced contracts.

Public Utility Commission of Texas

Transformation and consolidation of PUCT data center operations into the State Data Center.

Current

Enhanced disaster recovery; and technology capabilities.

Railroad Commission of Texas

Implement improvements and enhancements in the Commission's end-user computing, local area network and wide area network environments.

Current

Continued availability of mission-critical, computing resources and the support of, efficient delivery of services.

Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission

Transformation and consolidation of agency data center operations into the State Date Center.

Current

Replacement of old server technology, improved service support, enhanced disaster recovery

Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission

Implement public access to online license application, renewal and fee payment via TexasOnline

Current

Allows applicants to submit applications for originals licenses, renew existing licenses, request changes such as address or trade name and make payment of fees. Other benefits include: providing multi-language by user choice, secure user registration/ logon, password retrieval and e-mail transaction confirmation.

Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission

Deploy the integrated mobile data computers (in-car) to all enforcement agent vehicles

Current

Access to agency applications through a secure VPN connection over wireless communications service; secure access to law enforcement resources (TLETS, NLETS); GPS/mapping capabilities; increased productivity/reduced administrative burden; increased visible police presence on the street.

Texas Animal Health Commission

Migrate to VOIP phone service in every office through TEX-AN contracts.

Planned

Reduction in telecommunication costs.

Texas Board of Dental Examiners

Implement an integrated licensing, investigation, and legal database application

Planned

The system will provide common information to all division employees and field investigators which will result in efficient processing of all agency tasks.

Texas Board of Dental Examiners

Google Apps Enterprise

Current

The Google services allow all agency users to participate in a collaborative messaging environment for the first time. Included with Google Apps is messaging (email), document collaboration, calendar sharing, and intranet site creation.

Texas Board of Dental Examiners

Net Forensics

Current

This service allows the agency to send the syslog files from both the firewall and the router so that DIR can inspect and analyze all firewall and router traffic in and out of the agency. The agency receives a monthly report from DIR and HPC staff will make security recommendations if necessary.

Texas Board of Dental Examiners

FortiAnalyzer

Current

The shared use of the FortiAnalyzer enables centralized log management of the agency's firewall and router. This tool gives staff the ability to respond to all network incidents and research any possible intrusions or suspicious activity.

Texas Board of Dental Examiners

Barracuda

Current

The network device is a perimeter security appliance that protects the agency's web enabled assets from online malicious attacks.

Texas Board of Dental Examiners

McAffee ePO

Current

This centralized management tool allows IT staff to manage and monitor the effectiveness of all McAfee security products deployed in the agency.

Texas Board of Dental Examiners

Online Applications for Dental Assistants

Planned

Shared Regulatory Database system, Dental Assistants will now be able to apply for licensure online.

Texas Board of Examiners of Psychologists

Work with 5 other small state regulatory agencies and the Health Professions Council in implementing a database migration to a shared enterprise system

Current

Allow the agency to continue to fulfill its goals and objectives by securing an updated licensing/enforcement system. Long-term cost savings as compared to costs for separate licensing systems.

Texas Board of Nursing

Expand electronic data capture and reporting for criminal background checks and Board disciplinary action.

Current/ Planned

Operational Efficiencies, Security Improvements, Customer Satisfaction, Foundation for Future operational Improvements

Texas Board of Nursing

Continued participation in National Nursing compact indicatives. Support implementation of Advanced Practice Registered Nurse National Compact.

Current/ Planned

Operational Efficiencies, Security Improvements, Customer Satisfaction, Foundation for Future operational Improvements

Texas Board of Nursing

Continued replace of computer equipment in alignment with established Technology Refresh plan.

Current/ Planned

Operational Efficiencies, Security Improvements, Customer Satisfaction, Foundation for Future operational Improvements

Texas Board of Nursing

Strengthen, maintain and enforce policies and infrastructure for data privacy, security, integrity and relevance.

Current/ Planned

Operational Efficiencies, Security Improvements, Customer Satisfaction, Foundation for Future operational Improvements

Texas Board of Nursing

Increase electronic access to information and data

Current/ Planned

Operational Efficiencies, Security Improvements, Customer Satisfaction, Foundation for Future operational Improvements

Texas Board of Nursing

Implementation of workflow processes utilizing Texas.gov, Image Systems and Agency Database.

Current/ Planned

Operational Efficiencies, Security Improvements, Customer Satisfaction, Foundation for Future operational Improvements

Texas Board of Nursing

Expansion of existing and new licensee data, electronic file systems and shared data services

Current/ Planned

Operational Efficiencies, Security Improvements, Customer Satisfaction, Foundation for Future operational Improvements

Texas Board of Nursing

Outreach to Constituents

Current/ Planned

Operational Efficiencies, Security Improvements, Customer Satisfaction, Foundation for Future operational Improvements

Texas Board of Professional Land Surveying

New technology for maintenance of files

Planned

Replacement of outdated technology

Texas Bond Review Board

Transformation and consolidation of agency data center operations into the State Data Center.

Planned

Enhanced disaster recovery mechanism; improved service delivery through relief from maintenance chores related to keeping the agency's IT systems up and running through problem resolution, routine maintenance, system maintenance and enhanced and expanded e-mail services.

Texas Commission on Jail Standards

Transfer of agency servers to DIR

Planned

Elimination of uncertainty regarding agency ability to maintain

Texas Commission on Law Enforcement Officer Standards and Education

Transform existing Paper records for Officer Licensing and Certification into Share Point Services Electronic Files

Planned

Quicker retrieval of legacy records, resulting in faster processing times for various agency process

Texas Commission on Law Enforcement Officer Standards and Education

Replace existing analog telephone system with Voice Over Internet Protocol (VOIP)

Current

Provide a mechanism for faster responses times and a more efficient means of transferring callers within agency

Texas Commission on Law Enforcement Officer Standards and Education

Establish a PCI certified Credit Card Fee Collection System.

Current

Process records and requests for materials quicker

Texas Commission on Law Enforcement Officer Standards and Education

Upgrade existing Distance Education Learning Web Site to industry best practices standards.

Current

Decrease customer calls for support

Texas Commission on Law Enforcement Officer Standards and Education

Reconfigure Wide area network to utilize a single point of entry through

Planned

Delete one existing T1 Line.

Texas Commission on Law Enforcement Officer Standards and Education

Maintain and upgrade the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement Data Distribution System (TCLEDDS)

Current

Improve and sustain licensee records tracking and retrieval

Texas Commission on Law Enforcement Officer Standards and Education

Establish a web based Audit Report collection application

Current

Improve the Law Enforcement Agency audit record tracking

Texas Commission on Law Enforcement Officer Standards and Education

Establish a web based Departmental Reporting application

Current

Reduce the number of paper records by creating an electronic reporting application

Texas Commission on Law Enforcement Officer Standards and Education

Upgrade and expand agency website

Current

Increase the ease of operation and availability of information

Texas Department of Agriculture

Transformation and consolidation of agency data center operations into the State Data Center

Current

Allows agency to focus on core mission; improved capability of agency bulk print/mail; disaster recovery; consistent technology refresh

Texas Department of Agriculture

Transform the public components of TDA's licensing system

Planned

Allows TDA licensees to process license payments online as well as update license and customer information

Texas Department of Agriculture

TDA website development

Current

Allows TDA licensees, constituents, media or other interested parties to obtain information about TDA or TDA's programs from the Web

Texas Department of Information Resources

TEX-AN Reprocurement

Current

TEX-AN will provide enhanced customer benefits through a state-of-the-art communications technology network.

Texas Department of Information Resources

Continuity of Operations Plan Program

Current

Document and adopt Continuity of Operations Plan and Pandemic processes that will provide DIR with processes in case of emergency and/or incident.

Texas Department of Information Resources

Enhance CTS Customer Support Services

Current

Streamline customer service support by reducing the number of incident tracking systems and enhancing capabilities to enforce SLA compliance; and track and report network and security incidents.

Texas Department of Insurance

Federal Health Care Reform. Support TDI's responsibilities related to regulation of insurance carriers and health care providers.

Planned

Participation in evolving federal initiative; utilization of federal resources; integration with existing state and federal programs; implementation of new licensing provisions.

Texas Department of Insurance

SDC: Data Center Transformation. Transformation and consolidation of agency data center operations into the State Data Centers.

Current

Statewide management and support of affected hardware and software; enhanced disaster recovery capability; future cost savings; enhanced space utilization in agency buildings.

Texas Department of Insurance

Integrated Statewide Administrative System (ISAS). Collaborate with CPA to migrate the Graphical User Interface Fund Accounting System (GFAS) and TDI's current purchasing system, Gateway, to ISAS.

Current

Statewide application management and support; fewer applications to support; better integration of data for sharing.

Texas Department of Insurance

Electronic Imaging. Review and consolidation of applications used in agency. Implement a centralized document management environment to standardize imaging and workflow products/processes.

Planned

Reduction of the number of electronic applications supported; enhanced workflow; enhanced internal exchange of data. Reduced paper, paper storage needs

Texas Department of Insurance

TexasOnline initiatives: Support enhancements requested by program areas for the Insurance Licensing Search and Renewal and Web-Enabled Attorney Fee Processing System. Support program areas seeking a presence on TexasOnline, including State Fire Marshal's Office Fireworks Licensing, and Property and Casualty's Amusement Ride Certifications.

Current

Innovation; enhanced accuracy, turnaround time, and data availability.

Texas Department of Motor Vehicles

Support technology initiatives through partnering and participating in managed services.

Current

Participation in TEX-AN communications services, Texas Online; The TxDMV has deferred participating with the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts in the implementation and deployment of the Statewide ERP System, ProjectONE. TxDMV plans to implement ProjectONE when the application is rolled out to medium sized agencies.

Texas Department of Motor Vehicles Continue to partner with other state and federal agencies to share technology, information, resources, and data. Current Continued collaboration with other state and federal agencies will result in effective and efficient use of state resources and improved technology, safety, and accountability.

Texas Department of Motor Vehicles

Vision 21 Enterprise Project will support all TxDMV business processes with technology projects including replacement and upgrades to the aging Registration & Title System (RTS).

Current

Provide the motoring public with improved access to vehicle information; improve responsiveness to law enforcement requests; increase the efficiency of revenue collection; enhance system security and data integrity; and improve law enforcement safety.

Texas Department of Rural Affairs

Virtualize the agency's production application server environments (server virtualization)

Planned

Reduce server administration overhead and provide more flexible server environment

Texas Department of Transportation

Support technology initiatives through partnering and participating in managed services

Current

Participation in TEX-AN communication services, TexasOnline; participating with the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts in the implementation and deployment of the Statewide ERP System, ProjectONE will result in lower costs, improved services, better technology, and standardization

Texas Department of Transportation

Continue to partner with other state and federal agencies to share technology, information, resources and data

Current

Continued collaboration with other state and federal agencies will result in effective and efficient use of state resources and improved technology, safety, and accountability

Texas Department of Transportation

TxDOT is the current IT service provider for the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles (TxDMV). TxDOT will support all IT projects including Vision 21 to replace or update the existing Registration & Title System (RTS)

Current

Provide the motoring public with improved access to vehicle information, improve responsiveness to law enforcement requests; increase the efficiency of revenue collection; enhance system security and data integrity; and improve law enforcement safety

Texas Department of Transportation

Upgrade the railroad crossing inventory database to interface with vehicle crash records information and GIS applications (TxRAIL II)

Current

Enhanced accuracy and timeliness of railroad crossing information to federal, state, local entities, and railroad companies for improved safety at highway-rail crossings

Texas Department of Transportation

Provide automated routing for the movement of oversize and overweight loads on the state's highways (TxPROS)

Current

Improve highway safety due to enhanced accuracy of mapping/routing; reduce wear and damage on state highways because of reduced errors in routing; improve service to motor carrier industry; and improve ability to meet customer demands for permits

Texas Department of Transportation

Enhance the software application designed to automate and augment traffic monitoring processes under federal guidelines (STARS II)

Current

Increased efficiency through elimination of manual processes; clients will gain online access to traffic data, and the ability to produce adhoc reports; and the reliability of data will be increased

Texas Department of Transportation

Modernize and enhance the Maintenance Management System (MMS) application (Compass)

Current

Eliminate duplicate information and provide a more cost effective system for maintenance managers to use statewide

Texas Education Agency

Data Center Services Transformation Initiative, Use the state's DCS contract, transition TEA data center operations to a state data center.

Current

Consolidation of agency servers to a state data center; enhanced disaster recovery; upgraded technology platforms

Security & Confidentiality Initiative
Provide security improvements to address confidentiality and privacy requirements as defined by FERPA. All Objectives 2-1, 2-2 Current

Texas Funeral Service Commission

Work with DIR and selected other state agencies to update licensing database system

Planned

Allow the agency to continue to fulfill its goals and objectives by securing an updated licensing/enforcement system

Texas General Land Office & Veterans' Land Board

Enterprise Data Warehouse (EDW)

Current

- Facilitate and drive business performance measures dashboards
- Streamline and standardize business operations reports
- Remove reporting processes from transactional servers

Texas General Land Office & Veterans' Land Board

Customer Relationship Management (CRM)

Current

- Improve customer service
- Increase accuracy and consistency of customer information
- Facilitate customer service portal
- Eliminate redundant data
- Reduce costs of outreach

Texas General Land Office & Veterans' Land Board

Continued Integration of Contract Management and Financial System

Current

- Provide real-time financial information for contract management
- Streamline contract management business processes.

Texas General Land Office & Veterans' Land Board

Public Website Content Management System

Current

- Increase customer service and satisfaction
- Increase effectiveness of marketing for agency products and services
- Streamline the maintenance and management of the public website.

Texas General Land Office & Veterans' Land Board

Enterprise Process Management

Current

- Streamline process analysis for cross-agency business processes
- Facilitate analysis of proposed process changes
- Facilitate training of new employees on business processes.

Texas General Land Office & Veterans' Land Board

Business Workflow Automation

Current

- Streamline and automate key agency business processes
- Facilitate management of business processes
- Improve internal efficiency, information management, and data quality
- Redirect staff time to revenue generating and cost-savings functions.

Texas General Land Office & Veterans' Land Board

Expand Online Payment Services

Current

- Streamline and automate payments for agency products and services
- Improve staff efficiency and data accuracy by automatically classifying payments
- Increase customer service and satisfaction.

Texas General Land Office & Veterans' Land Board

Business Intelligence Tools

Planned

- Support and facilitate dashboards for agency performance measures
- Provide near-real-time information to help managers stay on track with performance targets.

Texas General Land Office & Veterans' Land Board

Collaboration Tools

Current

- Facilitate communications between employees, project team members, customers, and other public entities
- Facilitate agile business environment.

Texas General Land Office & Veterans' Land Board

MyGLO Employee Portal/New Intranet

Planned

Facilitate and Streamline employee workflow.

Texas General Land Office & Veterans' Land Board

Internal Enterprise Cloud Computing

Planned

- Maximize use of available server resources
- Promote reusable services
- Provide better fault tolerance and improved uptime for agency business customers

Texas General Land Office & Veterans' Land Board

Expanding Wireless Mobile Strategies

Current

- Facilitate field staff access to agency resources
- Facilitate communication and collaboration.

Texas General Land Office & Veterans' Land Board

Enhance Oil Spill's Mobile Command Technologies

Planned

- Enhance bandwidth and computer resources
- Facilitate access to and utilization of agency resources in remote locations and during emergencies and disasters.

Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board

Transform and consolidate agency data center operations into the State Data Center.

In Progress

Long-term consolidation of servers, hardware and software contracts; improved print/mail capabilities; enhanced disaster recovery.

Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board

Enhance the student loans and grants systems, adding new financial aid programs as needed, optimizing internal processing for ease of use for borrowers and institution Financial Aid Officers.

Planned/ In Progress

Streamlined processing and efficiency for the agency and ease of use for borrowers and Institution Financial Aid Officers.

Texas Lottery Commission

Refresh of Storage Area Network (SAN) - The current lease of the SAN expired in FY 2010. The agency has negotiated a new lease for a new SAN with additional disk storage.

Current

Replacement of outdated server appliance; reduced footprint/ energy consumption; improved management interface; and increase in available storage.

Texas Lottery Commission

Telecommunications -The agency received capital budget authority in FY 2010 to purchase equipment and refresh the voice mail reporting system.

Current

Replacement of outdated hardware and software, and provide additional customer self-service options, which will yield increased call capacity and better customer service.

Texas Lottery Commission

Electronic Records - The agency intends to expand the use of electronic records management where it creates operational efficiencies and value for the state.

Current

Streamlined and faster access to agency information and reduction of paper.

Texas Medical Board

Update the agency's automated information system for the Licensure Division

Current/ Planned

Operational Efficiencies, Customer Satisfaction, Foundation for future enhancements

Texas Medical Board

Migrate Licensure Division to the Agency's Document Management System and workflow processes

Planned

Operational Efficiencies, Customer Satisfaction

Texas Optometry Board

Keep the agency computer, software, and network equipment up to date.

Current

Increased security, functionality, and work productivity.

Texas Parks and Wildlife

Data Center Services and Transformation

Current

Migrate and consolidate the TPWD data center environments to centralized state data centers in Austin and San Angelo.

Texas Parks and Wildlife

Continue Improvements to Field Communications (through upgrades to WAN, field site equipment, etc.)

Current

Faster, more reliable, and secure communications between headquarters and the field.

Texas Parks and Wildlife

Process Improvement through Information Technology

Current

Improved business efficiency through the use of information technology solutions.

Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired

Making TSBVI Curriculum available through the State Portal/Texas Online.

Current

More effectively and efficiently provide access to TSBVI Curriculum

Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired

Evaluate and implement Web 2.0 technologies as appropriate for enhanced productivity, collaboration, and access to services and information.

Current

Collaboration across the state will reduce travel expenses while increasing productivity and access to information using Texas' shared infrastructure.

Texas School for the Deaf

Hardware and software annual upgrades/refresh

Current

Providing current technology hardware and software to instructional and support divisions will improve performance and efficiency of staff

Texas School for the Deaf

Integrating instructional technology tools to enhance instruction and improve student achievement

Current

Providing classroom technology tools that will enhance instruction and improve the comprehension of curriculum goals for our students

Texas School for the Deaf

Network infrastructure replacement

Planned

More robust and secure infrastructure allowing improved access to data, communications and resources. This positions TSD to participate in current and emerging technologies

Texas Secretary of State

Transformation and consolidation of agency data center operations into the State Data Centers

Planned

Enhanced data center infrastructure; enhanced disaster recovery capability

Texas State Board of Pharmacy

Transformation and consolidation of agency data center operations into the State Data Center.

Planned

Replacement of outdated mainframe computer; improved bulk print/mailing capability; enhanced disaster recovery mechanism; more efficient interfaces to business partners

Texas State Board of Pharmacy

Refresh Agency computer systems according to established equipment replacement schedule,

Current

Minimizes systems downtime. Enhanced security and productivity.

Texas State Board of Pharmacy

Extend the functionality of existing shared imaging system by linking it to the new regulatory database.

Planned

 

Texas State Board of Plumbing Examiners

Implement an integrated licensing, examination and enforcement database application.

Current

Provide common information to all office staff and field investigators which will result in more efficient processing of all agency tasks.

Texas State Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners

Investigate the possibility of a shared enterprise licensing database application which would integrate licensing, investigation, and legal functions.

Planned

The system would provide common information to all division employees and field investigators which will result in efficient processing of all agency tasks.

Texas State Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners

Utilize the HPC website development and hosting service. Implement HPC's Content Management System (CMS).

Planned

1. The CMS will allow agency staff to become content authors and therefore employ an efficient content development and publishing workflow.
2. Utilizing HPC's shared services will allow the agency's website to receive all of the management and upgrades that best practices suggest.

Texas State Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners

Implement in-house technology for staff to work in an increasing paperless environment by further utilizing the shared HPC Imaging System.

Current

Provide agency staff full access to all features of the hosted imaging system.

Texas State Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners

Google Apps Enterprise

Current

The Google services allow all agency users to participate in a collaborative messaging environment for the first time. Included with Google Apps is messaging (email), document collaboration, calendar sharing, and intranet site creation.

Texas State Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners

Net Forensics

 

This service allows the agency to send the syslog files from both the firewall and the router so that DIR can inspect and analyze all firewall traffic and all router traffic in and out of the agency. The agency receives a monthly report from DIR upon which HPC staff makes security recommendations if necessary.

Texas State Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners

FortiAnalyzer

 

The shared use of the FortiAnalyzer enables centralized log management of the agency's firewall and router. This tool gives staff the ability to respond to all network incidents and research any possible intrusions or suspicious activity.

Texas State Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners

Barracuda

 

The network device is a perimeter security appliance that protects the agency's web enabled assets from online malicious attacks.

Texas State Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners

MacAfee ePO

 

This centralized management tool allows IT staff to manage and monitor the effectiveness of all McAfee security products deployed in the agency.

Texas State Library and Archives Commission

Transformation and consolidation of agency data center operations into the state data center

Current

Replacement of aged computer hardware, software; enhanced disaster recovery

Texas State Soil and Water Conservation Board

Leverage Open Source Software

Current

The TSSWCB will deploy appropriate open source software solutions wherever applicable for all information technology projects and needs.

Texas Veterans Commission

Transformation and consolidation of agency data center operations into the State Data Center

Current

Enhanced disaster recovery mechanism

Texas Water Development Board

Transformation and consolidation of agency data center operations into the State Data Center.

Planned

Enterprise cost savings, increased disaster recovery, and more flexible growth; foundation for future operational improvements.

Texas Workforce Commission

Transformation and consolidation of agency data center operations into the State Data Centers

Planned

Replaces outdated servers

Texas Youth Commission

Transformation and consolidation of agency data center operations into the State Data Center.

Current

Replacement of outdated mainframe and servers, enhanced, disaster recovery, capabilities.

Texas Youth Commission

Implement a formalized IT governance process.

Planned

To organize, prioritize and allocate resources in alignment with agency priorities.

Texas Youth Commission

Replacement and upgrades of older radio technologies.

Planned

A Texas DPS grant to improve interoperability between agencies is funding this effort.

Texas Youth Commission

Replacement of aging telephone systems to bring all telephone infrastructure to a common standard.

Planned

A common toolset and standard for all TYC telephone systems.

 

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