22nd Alaska State Legislature
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Representative Eldon Mulder, Co-Chair
Representative Bill Williams, Co-Chair



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Rep. Eldon Mulder
State Capitol, Room 507
Juneau, AK 99801-1182
Phone: (907) 465-2647
Fax: (907) 465-3518


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Rep. Bill Williams
State Capitol, Room 511
Juneau, AK 99801-1182
Phone: (907) 465-3424
Fax: (907) 465-3793


Subcommittee to Assess Information Technology
Panel Seeks Improved Benefits from State Computer Investments

Released: October 9, 2001
Contact: Representative Eldon Mulder at (907) 465-2647
Representative Bill Williams at (907) 465-3424

(JUNEAU) Citing the need for state lawmakers to better document the public benefits from state spending on computers, House Finance Committee Co-Chairman Rep. Eldon Mulder (R-Anchorage) today announced formation of a special Information Technology Subcommittee.

"One of the Legislature's primary responsibilities is to make sure money spent on technology produces cost-effective results that help state government serve Alaskans effectively," said Mulder. "By seeking ways to improve our technology planning, purchasing and utilization, this subcommittee will help us better meet our responsibility to maximize our investment of scarce state resources."

The five-member subcommittee will review the state's technology investments, develop a better understanding of how state departments are spending their technology resources and report back to the full Finance Committee during the next legislative session, he said.

Mulder will serve as chair of the subcommittee, which will also include Rep. Bill Williams (R-Ketchikan), Rep. John Harris (R-Valdez), Rep. Lisa Murkowski (R-Anchorage) and Rep. Gretchen Guess (D-Anchorage).

Members of the public are welcome to attend the subcommittee's first meeting, scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 25 at 10 a.m. at the Anchorage Legislative Information Office, 716 W. Fourth Ave.

"During the past budget process, it became clear that state agencies need a comprehensive, enterprise-wide information technology plan to better serve their own internal needs as well as those of their public constituencies," Mulder said. "While many agencies use current technology, others have problems with outdated and inefficient systems. We believe there's room for improvements that could help such agencies better fulfill their missions to serve Alaskans."

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