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Strategy 4.2 – Pursue Leading-Edge Strategies for Application Deployment 

In their 2011–2015 Agency Strategic Plans, state agencies reported the following technology initiatives related to pursuing leading-edge strategies for application deployment (Strategy 4.2). 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

Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services

ReHabWorks

Current

Provides broader access to consumer information by establishing a consolidated agency database. That is, one accessible application used by both the Rehabilitative Services and Blind Services divisions
Streamlines common reporting processes by combining into an agency data warehouse one source of information as opposed to merging from various reporting structures.

Creates potential savings for IT cost of hardware, software and support of two systems

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 State Health Services

Automated Medication Administration Records System (AMARS) Project

Current

Help ensure the safe administration of medications in state hospitals. Help ensure the correct medication and dosage prescribed by the physician is administered to the right patient at the right time.

Department of State Health Services

Clinical Management for Behavioral Health Services (CMBHS) Phase 4 Project

Current

The anticipated outcomes of the CMBHS, Phase Four implementation will be DSHS's enhanced ability to collect and disseminate information vital to addressing public health issues in a timely manner that will result in more positive healthcare outcomes. CMBHS - Phase Four will align with national and state Health Information Technology/Health Information Exchange initiatives enhancing data system compatibility needed to implement programmatic and data exchange mandates from all levels of government.

The outcome of this project will be a system in which provider organizations are more accountable to the State of Texas for the funding they receive, as DSHS oversight of service delivery and billing will be conducted using real time data without the need for statewide travel or shipping to review paper records.

Department of State Health Services

Health Registries Improvement (HRI) Project

Current

DSHS supports multiple Texas Registries that share data with National Registries sponsored by Federal Funding Partners.

This project will provide a blueprint(s) for a model registry and/or registries. Health Registry Improvement Project target objectives are (1) Establish Standard Technology for State Disease Registry where DSHS is primary authority (2) Establish Shared Technology for State Disease Registry where DSHS supports external partners (3) Adopt State Standard for Disease Registry to which external partners can build (4) Adopt a Single and Agile Interface to support organizations business requirements.

Department of State Health Services

Trauma Registry Improvement System (TRIS) Project

Current

Compliance with the National EMS Information System (NEMSIS) and the National Trauma Data Bank (NTDB) database standards and information requirements. Provision of Trauma related information and data to key stakeholders, including the Governor's EMS and Trauma Advisory Council. Interoperability with other State and Federal Registries.

Department of State Health Services

Women Infants and Children (WIC) Information Network (WIN) Evolution Project

Current

Improved Agency (WIC) customer service; maximized new technology for increased system functionality; strengthened controls and accountability of WIC related data for reporting purposes; help minimize the potential of fraud and abuse in the program;. compliance with Federal rules and reporting requirements.

Executive Council of Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy Examiners

Purchase a new Enterprise database system when current db becomes obsolete.

Planned

The system will result in efficient processing of all agency tasks for indefinite future

Executive Council of Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy Examiners

Have the HPC host and redesign the agency website using a Content Management System.

Planned

Enhance data sharing and web site capabilities

Health and Human Services Commission

ASOIG Enhancements: Add functionality and expand system attributes of the ASOIG application,

Completed 10/29/09

This effort will further ensure the proper handling of the investigations of fraud. In addition, the reporting and report simplification will establish greater use of the application and its associated functionality.

Office of Court Administration

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

Current

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

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 the Comptroller of Public Accounts

Technology Modernization

Current

Provide state-of-the-art technology that will enable taxpayers to register, file and pay taxes online by moving the agency's tax-related systems to new technologies to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of related business processes as well as improve the agency's ability to process refunds, collect delinquent taxes and audit taxpayers.

Office of the Comptroller of Public Accounts

Treasury Modernization

Current

Provide greater efficiencies by reducing or eliminating time-consuming manual reconciliation, duplicate data entry and paper processing through the replacement of outdated systems supporting Treasury Operations.

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

Implement redesign of PUC Interchange system.

Planned

This will continue to allow the PUCT to provide a high level of information sharing with its customers. Some of the enhancements will be found in how the portal will share information from the Interchange system.

Public Utility Commission of Texas

Continue to enhance PUC Company Database to allow for greater information sharing with the public.

Planned

This will continue to allow the PUCT to provide a high level of information sharing with its customers.

Railroad Commission of Texas

Transform and consolidate the Commission's data center operations into the State Data Centers.

Current

- Replacement of the outdated mainframe computer.
- Improved bulk print/mailing capacity.
- Enable agencies to focus on support of their core competencies and missions rather than Data Center operations.
- Enhance information security levels.
- Improve disaster recovery capabilities.

Railroad Commission of Texas

Upgrade the existing outdated and unsupported Geographic Information System (GIS) technical environment to current technology.

Planned

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

Teacher Retirement System of Texas

Modernize the Financial and Budget systems

Planned

Allows General Accounting to fully integrate the TRS procurement function and eliminate the need to manually reconcile the payable and general ledgers.

Teacher Retirement System of Texas

Enhance existing imaging system by upgrading to FileNet P8 Document, Imaging, and Management system

Current

Faster image retrieval, better document and content management.

Teacher Retirement System of Texas

Upgrade the Investment department's hardware, software and systems to support new portfolio direction.

Current

Allows the Investment department to quickly reallocate its portfolio classifications to better diversify TRS assets to gain better market returns.

Teacher Retirement System of Texas

Modernize legacy systems to newer technologies.

Current

Reduce TRS risk due to obsolescence and allow faster and more efficient application development. Allow TRS greater flexibility in providing services to its constituents.

Teacher Retirement System of Texas

Enhance external TRS website functionality.

Current

Allow improved communication and access to member information by constituents; provide capability to offer expanded array of online services.

Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission

Upgrade LicenseEase to the next generation Versa Regulation to improve efficiency and deliver enhanced customer service.

Current

Improve efficiency and deliver enhanced customer service. Reduced support costs for software maintenance. More flexible and functional than LicenseEase.

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 Alcoholic Beverage Commission

Implement a Unified Communications (UC) technology solution to integrate the agency's different communications systems, media, devices and applications.

Planned

Allow for the integration of fixed and mobile voice, e-mail, instant messaging, desktop and advanced business applications into a single, simple environment for agency users.

Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission

Develop an executive dashboard for agency managers to track key performance data.

Planned

Improve access to key performance measure data for agency executives.

Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission

Re-engineer the Seller Server training reporting system.

Planned

Improve the on-line reporting of Seller Server trainee information by schools.

Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission

Upgrade the Human Resources Management System.

Planned

Improve the management of employee HR information through workflow automation.

Texas Animal Health Commission

Rewrite Permit Tracker application

Current

Make the legacy application and data web-based and accessible anywhere.

Texas Board of Chiropractic Examiners

Develop and implement a new database based on SQL and Visual Studio software that integrates applications for licensing, enforcement, and money mail processing.

Current

Replace 10-year old FileMaker Pro database. The new database will be more stable, will incorporate better and faster reporting, will be more secure and will allow easier export of information to the agency's website.

Texas Board of Chiropractic Examiners

Install and implement imaging work station and software to enable the agency to make greater use of the shared HPC imaging system.

Current

Will allow agency to image original license applications faster and to make public records concerning disciplinary actions taken by the Board more accessible. Will allow agency to get rid of more than a dozen file cabinets of paper files.

Texas Board of Chiropractic Examiners

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

Planned

The CMS will allow agency employees to author content for the website. This will allow staff to develop, publish and update agency website information as needed. Using HPC's shared services will allow the agency to participate in technology and software upgrades for its website.

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

Implement software for online video conferencing and teleconferencing,

Current

Reduce travel costs for all meeting attendees.

Texas Board of Dental Examiners

Transition all field staff to laptop computers.

Current

Enhance investigator mobility and increase communication with office staff.

Texas Board of Dental Examiners

Transition all board and committee meetings to paperless,

Current

1. Reduce the costs of hosting committee and board meetings.
2. Reduce meeting preparation time by office staff.

Texas Board of Dental Examiners

Implement in-house technology for staff to work in an increasing paperless environment.

Current

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

Texas Board of Dental Examiners

Develop an intranet and extranet web presence.

Current

Intranet: Increase communication efficiency of agency staff by publishing high-demand mission critical information.
Extranet: Increase communication efficiency with outside stakeholders, like board members, consultants, & remote workers.

Texas Board of Dental Examiners

VOIP telephone system

Planned

Increase communication efficiency of all agency staff through the use of advanced VOIP technology.

Texas Board of Dental Examiners

Board Orders Online

Planned

To further protect the state's citizens, board orders linked to license verification searches will be deployed on the website.

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 Examiners of Psychologists

Change email service from Capnet to Google

Current

Provide cost savings to agency and enhanced security.

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 Department of Agriculture

Enhance Seed testing and processing capabilities

Planned

Allows the agency to log, track and process seed quality test results more efficiently

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 Agriculture

Develop Comprehensive Nutrition Program Management System

Current

Allows TDA program participants to submit reimbursement claims electronically; allows for more accurate data reporting for the nutrition program

Texas Department of Agriculture

Deploy Office Productivity Software

Planned

Allows agency to provide a more collaborative office working environment and to generate a document in a format that can be easily shared.

Texas Department of Agriculture

Deploy Business Intelligence system to support agency decision making

Planned

Allows agency to better analyze data and trends to assist agency management in the decision making process

Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs

Maintain, upgrade, secure, and enhance TDHCA's programmatic and financial systems for managing loans and grants.

Current

Ensures that agency systems for managing loans and grants are in alignment with changing business processes, financial transactions are securely exchanged with the Comptroller's Office and other organizations, and program participants have the ability to report to TDHCA online. In FY 2009 and 2010, TDHCA was able to rapidly enhance these systems to address new requirements for Recovery Act, Disaster Recovery, and HERA programs.

Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs

Maintain, upgrade, secure, and enhance the Community Affairs Contract System.

Current

Assists TDHCA's Community Affairs Division and its subrecipients in administering programs designed to provide assistance to poor and homeless populations.

Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs

Maintain, upgrade, secure, and enhance TDHCA's monitoring systems.

Current

Reduces paper processing through online reporting by property managers; increases efficiency through an enterprise architecture in which common data elements are shared with other agency systems.

Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs

Deploy a new Manufactured Housing System that supports all major MH business functions and provides customers with the ability to retrieve MH information and submit forms and associated payments online.

Current

Provides MH customers with increased access and flexibility; reduces data entry required by MH staff.

Texas Department of Criminal Justice

The Integrated Justice System implements a national data standard to exchange offender related data among state and federal agencies.

Current

- Integration of state and local data
- Reduce redundant data entry
- Improved data integrity

Texas Department of Criminal Justice

A Classification Document Management System will convert paper documents to electronic images that can be quickly moved about the agency.

Planned

- Multiple users access the same documents
- Reduce time to access information
- Reduce data entry
- Eliminate paper files, microfiche and microfilm
- Disaster recovery
- Accessibility of information

Texas Department of Criminal Justice

OIMS, Phase 3, Period 2 will address the reengineering of the Intake and Classification processes.

Planned

- Replacement of a 30 year old offender information system
- Reduce data entry
- Consortium - other states provide technical improvement
- Single source of information
- Easier reporting
- Enhanced data architecture
- Streamline business processes

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

Division of Workers' Compensation (DWC) Rewrite Legacy Applications. Multiple components of the overall legacy application (COMPASS) rewrite effort for the workers' compensation tracking system applications.

Current

Modernization and integration of multiple workers' compensation applications; infrastructure enhancement; decreased maintenance and procedural roadblocks; improved access to data.

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 Insurance

Enhance HelpInsure Application. Create a single flexible registration/query system that can be used with any line of insurance, such as auto, homeowner, commercial property, and small employer health insurance.

Current

Provision of database information to the public; enhanced accuracy and more rapid processing of registrations.

Texas Department of Motor Vehicles

Support TxDMV's business needs with the highest and most secure level of information technology through the implementation and application of a well developed technology infrastructure.

Current

The timely and relevant support of the agency's core mission and goals and implementation of appropriate technology will result in improved transparency, accountability, customer service levels.

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

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 Public Safety

LexisNexis - Advanced Investigative Solutions

Current

Streamline data management and reporting. Improve data sharing with federal, state and local agencies. Advance justice information system integration

Texas Department of Public Safety

Texas Gang Investigative Database

Planned

Implement a new more effective investigative, analytical, and statistical criminal investigative resource to identify, relate, and track gangs, gang members, and their activities and by allowing for the sharing of data across multiple local, state, and national jurisdictions.

Texas Department of Public Safety

Homeland Security Livescan Implementation

Planned

Install Livescan Fingerprint Capture Devices in every Texas county sheriff’s agency including software modifications to the local agency’s record management systems to accommodate it plus a demographic data gateway (DDG) which facilitates communication between the local record management system and TXDPS Automated Fingerprint Identification System (AFIS).

Texas Department of Public Safety

Court ID Pilot Program

Planned

Implementation of Identification Flats Livescan Device(s) that will allow the capture of flat fingerprint impressions to facilitate identity authentication using biometric data to identify subjects and match them to their criminal history records.

Texas Department of Public Safety

Texas Data Exchange-TDEx

Current

Streamline data management and reporting. Improve data sharing with federal, state and local agencies. Advance justice information system integration

Texas Department of Transportation

Support TxDOT’s engineering and business needs with the highest and most secure level of information technology through the implementation and application of a well developed technology infrastructure

Current

The timely and relevant support of the statewide transportation plan and implementation of appropriate technology will result in improved transparency 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

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 Quality Priority/ TSDS Initiative
Develop a statewide solution to improve the availability and timeliness of high-quality, longitudinal education data.

Planned

Streamlines collection process for the schools, Simplifies analysis and reporting, Provides stakeholders with more transparent access to information, Allows more immediate and effective policy decisions

PEIMS Redesign-Phase 3
Replace out-of-date technology and revise cumbersome processes used in current TEA data collections with modern technology and processes that are more flexible, efficient, extensible, and adaptable. All Objectives 4-1, 4-2, 4-3, 4-4 Current

Texas Education Agency

SOA Initiative
Implement a SOA for service-based applications and end-to-end, business model to application deployment support.

Current

Creates reusable services that can reduce coding for new applications, Allows reuse of shared components within a scalable systems architecture, Reduces time and amount of effort required to deploy new applications and enhancements

BI Tools Initiative
Implement BI tools to facilitate enhanced reporting against and between multiple data sources. All Objectives 4-1, 4-2, 4-3, 4-4 Current

Texas Education Agency

TEA Web Site Renovation Initiative
Provide greater access to TEA information for all areas of the public with an emphasis on improving site navigation, stakeholder directed content, and a high powered search function.

Current

Allow greater access to TEA information for all areas of the public, produces consistent document delivery to stakeholders, provides high powered Google-based search function, provides agency data standards to greatly increase ability for stakeholders to find required data, allows both staff and stakeholders to have knowledge in standard applications.
Allows program areas to develop content in an automated and template based system, reduces vast numbers of applications in use, standardizes document formats to limit expense of multiple application support, reduces timeframes for developing web-based content for program areas, standardizes data standards to allow greater integration of agency reports into multiple output systems, thus reducing costs for integration developers, automates accessibility testing, thus reducing document turn around

CEMS/Calc Engine Initiative
Create a current technology Web-based application. Use commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) products to help create a re-useable calculation engine component and formula editor that will serve the business needs of entitlement processing, tracking, and reporting for TEA's formula funding division. All Objectives 4-1, 4-2, 4-3, 4-4 Current

Texas Education Agency

Forms Management Initiative
Provide integrated solution for automated data capture that allows for limitless reuse of built-in and custom modules, blending electronic forms, process management, document security, and document generation.

Planned

Reduces paperwork, accelerates decision-making, Helps ensure regulatory requirement, reduces development time, saves costs for contract developers, automates data capture in a rich, interactive online system

Texas Ethics Commission

Consolidation of web services into one web service

Planned

Better performance on web searches resulting in faster delivery of website services to the public. Replacement of outdated server with new, better performing server. Reduction in risk of equipment failure.

Texas Facilities Commission

Consolidation of agency data center operations into the State Data Center

Current

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

Texas Facilities Commission

Implement network replacement for firewall/intrusion detection systems, patch panels and cabling, and consolidate and centralize network design for TFC offices.

Planned

Increased network performance and centralized security policy enforcement. Replacement of network equipment and cabling to meet industry code.

Texas Facilities Commission

Replace Lotus Notes email system with Microsoft Exchange.

Planned

Updating to current industry standards and reducing maintenance.

Texas Facilities Commission

Replace Novell Network Services with Microsoft Active Directory.

Planned

Updating technology to current industry standards.

Texas Facilities Commission

Implement Computer Workstation Refresh for 25% of the workforce based upon job function and condition of equipment.

Planned

Replacement of outdated staff workstations.

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 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

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 Higher Education Coordinating Board

Enhance, integrate, and/or replace the business support applications for efficiency and effectiveness of use.

Planned

Streamlined, integrated applications that minimize reentry of data and reconciliation procedures.

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 Optometry Board

Purchase a new Enterprise database system.

Current

Increased functionality; system easy to support that is compatible with other systems.

Texas Optometry Board

Explore having the Health Professions Council host the agency website using a Content Management System.

Planned

Enhance data sharing and some additional web site capabilities

Texas Parks and Wildlife

Develop and Implement Park Revenue and Accounting System (TxPARKS)

Current

Strengthened functionality, fiscal controls and reporting features related to collection of state park visitation revenues.

Texas Parks and Wildlife

Develop and Implement new Financial System - Business Information System (BIS)

Current

System will allow full multi-fund accounting, better fiscal control management, and address deficiencies within the current system.

Texas Parks and Wildlife

Implement Texas Commercial, Landings System

Current

Improved/centralized information; reporting and tracking of catch information related to aquatic dealers.

Texas Parks and Wildlife

Implement Enterprise Facilities Management Information System (eFMIS)

Planned

Improved efficiency in tracking and monitoring TPWD's Built Environment Real Property assets, facility needs, proposed projects, charters, and ongoing projects.

Texas Parks and Wildlife

Implement In-Vehicle Automation for All Law Enforcement Game Wardens

Planned

Improved safety, effectiveness, and efficiency of game wardens in conducting day-to-day responsibilities by allowing faster access to information and improved ability to run/ write reports in the field; faster response times, due to in-vehicle street mapping address look-up capability.

Texas Parks and Wildlife

Develop and Implement a Suite of Applications for Species of Concern - Resource Information System (RIS)

Current

Improved efficiency; centralized collection of data for species of concern.

Texas Racing Commission

Improve industry and remote access to agency's online resources.

Planned

Improve security and standardize access of remote users while reducing vulnerabilities from outside users.

Texas Racing Commission

Evaluate for implementation the following: Seat Management, Managed Services and other outsourcing options for security monitoring and infrastructure services.

Planned

Reduce FTE and equipment costs. Improve utilization of IT resources.

Texas Racing Commission

Upgrade website for public information and data product.

Planned

Improve security and standardize access of remote users while reducing vulnerabilities from outside users.

Texas Racing Commission

Develop automated trainer test results tracking system.

Planned

Reduce FTE and equipment costs. Improve utilization of IT resources.

Texas Racing Commission

Develop comparative racetrack review statistics and reporting system.

Planned

Reduce cost and maintenance by reducing number of servers.

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 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 Secretary of State

Acquisition of information resources technology

Current

Maintain agency technology resources at a supported level; replace obsolete technology; implement new technologies in support of the agency mission

Texas Secretary of State

Upgrade Business Entity Web Application and SOS Direct Web Application

Current

Upgrade current system with new technology to ensure continued supportability; maintain high quality customer experience

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 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 Podiatric Medical Examiners

Implement an integrated Licensing & Investigation, database application

Planned

The system will provide common information to Licensing & Enforcement staff to provide necessary "alerts" of persons under investigation who should not be issued a license or whose pending license application should require further background investigation.

Texas State Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners

Support and maintain the TexVets licensing tracking system, which is the upgrade to the legacy Veterinarian Tracking System (VTS).

Current

1. Leverage web-based technologies to better communicate underlying data
2. Update and revise reports, layouts, and automation of the existing TexVets system
3. Prepare agency data for future interoperability.

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 Library and Archives Commission

Legacy system modernization; replace the automated system used by the Talking Book Program to manage their inventory, customer base, and program activity

Planned

Technical support will be available to ensure operational status of this crtiical business system

Texas State Soil and Water Conservation Board

User Support

Current

The agency will provide a level of information resource technology support that is both reasonable in, cost and readily available to agency users as they carry out the agency's mission.

Texas State Soil and Water Conservation Board

Enhancement of IT Capabilities within the Agency

Current

The TSSWCB will provide cost-effective Information Technology tools and resources to agency, personnel with the goal of further enhancing the ability of the agency to carry out its mission.

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 Water Development Board

Redevelop existing Groundwater Availability Model Project - RUN (Look up) system used to search and find models related to specific projects to conform to current agency technical standards and to meet current business requirements.

Planned

Easier access to model run simulations for Groundwater Conservation District Management plans and for joint planning purposes.

Texas Water Development Board

Redevelop existing Ground Water Availability Model User registration form to conform to current agency technical standard and to meet current business requirements.

Planned

More participation from public, additional resources for information.

Texas Water Development Board

Increase capabilities of existing system to incorporate the ability to view Water User Survey documents through a Web interface.

Current

Improved access to surveys and historical records; reduced staff time to locate surveys and historical records.

Texas Water Development Board

Increase capabilities of existing Reporting Interface Program application to incorporate 2007 and 2012 Regional Water Planning reports as a stand-alone application.

Current

Enable quick and seamless dissemination of data to internal and external customers with limited demand on agency resources.

Texas Water Development Board

Redevelop existing Regional Water Planning Groups Membership Information system.

Current

Improved usability, maintenance, and security.

Texas Water Development Board

Upgrade and redesign the existing Regional Water Planning Database and Application.

Planned

Increased security, usability, and maintenance.

Texas Water Development Board

Develop a Human Resources Information System (HRIS) database incorporating data currently in 11 separate formats.

Current

Improved access to data, quicker response to customer inquiries.

Texas Water Development Board

Develop a single agency online calendar to replace existing online calendars and provide enhanced capabilities.

Planned

Increased security, usability, and maintenance.

Texas Water Development Board

Upgrade to MS Access 2007 on agency computers.

Current

Provides a current and consistent platform throughout the agency.

Texas Water Development Board

Upgrade existing e-mail platform to more current version of Groupwise.

Planned

Provides for a current and more secure e-mail platform; allows features agency is paying for to be utilized.

Texas Water Development Board

Increase capabilities of existing Communication Tracking System.

Planned

Provides a record-keeping tool for all media that names the agency or from the agency.

Texas Workforce Commission

Local Area Network (LAN) and Wide Area Network (WAN) upgrades and replacements

Planned

Allows TWC to meet the demands of growth and change that are consistently placed on the LAN/WAN to deliver services to TWC customers. Reduces vulnerability to cyber attacks and other disruptions. Ensures TWC is positioned to protect vital information and communications assets effectively and efficiently

Texas Workforce Commission

UI IT improvement strategy

Planned

Enables IT to perform more efficiently and cost effectively through the use of new technologies alignment and serves as a roadmap for future initiatives and legacy system modernization

 

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