Programs Partially Funded From The It Bond And Other Sources Of Funding In Current Fiscal Year

Program

Total Estimated Project Cost

Current FY 2001 Funding

1. Massachusetts Instant Recording & Check System (MIRC): MIRC enables local police departments to issue bar coded firearms licenses and to digitally fingerprint firearms licensees in order to track firearm sales.

$5.9M

$1.3M

2. Web-enable Operating Spending Plan: The Fiscal Affairs division proposes to migrate from an Excel-based spreadsheet to a web-based interface for their operating spending plans.

$0.1M

$0.1M

3. Federal Interstate Identification Index (III): III is a database system maintained by the FBI that provides an index to fingerprint supported criminal history information. This project will enable the Commonwealth to become III compliant.

$0.8M

$0.5M

4. E-Filing of Campaign Finance Reports: This project will fulfill the legislative mandate to develop an electronic filing system for the submission, retrieval, storage and public disclosure of campaign finance reports. The project will enable more convenient, cost effective, efficient and flexible way for the public to review campaign finance data.

$1.1M

$0.2M

5. Electronic Payments Service Delivery: This project will enable Department of Mental Retardation providers to electronically enter service delivery information online.

$0.2M

$0.2M

6. Single File: This is a project between the Department of Revenue and the Division of Employment and Training to enable employers to use the web to file one quarterly return covering four separate payroll tax and reporting requirements.

$2.0M

$1.8M

7. Department of Revenue Imaging Upgrade: Upgrade DOR's Integrated Imaging Tax System infrastructure from a Unix to an NT environment in time for the 2000 tax season. This system will support processing over 2.5 million paper tax returns. The new system will provide the basis for a DOR enterprise system for additional applications and provide better taxpayer support.

$3.0M

$1.0M

8. Dept of Public Health Early Intervention Client Data System, Ver. 2: Upgrade the technology and functionality of the Early Intervention Client Data System.

$0.5M

$0.3M

9. Dept. of Public Health State Laboratory Institute E-Govt. Improvements: Develop information systems for the State Laboratory Programs designed with usability in mind, such as electronic data interchange (EDI) to capture and transmit laboratory data in a timely and efficient manner.

$0.8M

$0.3M

10. Web Enable Marine Fisheries Commercial Permitting: Develop a web enabled system for the Department of Fisheries, Wildlife, and Environmental Law Enforcement and the Executive Office of Environmental Affairs that enables Intranet users to issue permits for commercial fishermen, seafood dealers, and special permits, linked to statistical reporting and state, regional and national fisheries monitoring programs.

$0.9M

$0.2M

11. Commonwealth Employment Opportunities Enhancement: Make it easier and more efficient to identify and apply for state job openings, streamlining and improving customer service. This project will reduce the time required to post and fill vacancies and attract better talent to state service. It will also increase productivity and efficiency for all state agencies.

$0.6M

$0.6M

12. Internet access to civil service info & services: Provide better service to HRD customers by enabling them to conduct Civil Service transactions on the Internet at their convenience, 24 by 7. The project will also enable credit card payments for examination fees online. Interactive services will include: confirmation of receipt of applications; notification of exam locations; notification of standings on eligibility lists; ability to change preferences on job locations; ability to change addresses online; ability to register for an exam and pay the fee online with a credit card.

$0.4M

$0.3M

13. CommBridge expansion: Enhance the CommBridge functionality with a publish and subscribe paradigm and usage of ActiveDirectory, as well as expanding its use to Public Safety, the Trial Courts, and Human Services. Expand usage to DOC and CHSB; Emall, MMARS and CIW; Single File, DOR and DET; Child Support Enforcement; plus new interfaces to and from MMARS.

$1.9M

$0.7M

14. EAB Search Engine Implementation: Train ITD staff and agency web masters on how to best implement the new search engine to administer and configure it more effectively.

$0.3M

$0.1M

15. Government Information Locator Services (GILS): Develop and install a government information locator service (GILS) to improve electronic access to government generated data and information. This project will connect citizens with data; update changes in electronic government documents; provide an index to electronically generated data.

$0.1M

$0.1M

16. Integration of Web based systems with MMARS: Add functionality to web based systems such as PayInfo, MassFinance, and EMall, while creating new web applications that will allow for a seamless integration with MMARS and the Information Warehouse; and continue the customer self-service approach.

$5.3M

$2.4M

17 . Wireless Technology Infrastructure: This project will introduce wireless technology to the state and community colleges.

$12.0M

$1.1M

18. Mass Connect: Introduce a new platform that will enable citizens, firms, and organizations to more effectively identify and access economic development resources within the Commonwealth. This project will aggressively utilize Internet technologies to improve inter-agency collaboration and interaction with the business community and citizens. It will integrate a web-centric service delivery strategy into operations enabling greater public-private collaboration among and between businesses and independent economic development organizations.

$2.0M

$0.8M

19. Secretary of the Commonwealth (SEC) Migration Project: This project will open up access to SEC systems through Online Government, enabling businesses and the public to electronically file; the public and agencies to gain web access and efficiency through electronic filing, e-commerce, and EDI.

$5.0M

$2.8M

20. Distance Learning Infrastructure: Create distance learning infrastructure for University of Massachusetts campuses for interactive video and Internet-based distance learning courses.

$28.2M

$0.8M

21. CAMIS (Consolidated Asset Management Info System): This project will fulfill the legislative mandate to provide an enhanced ability to plan and manage capital expenditures associated with the on-going operation of the state's capital assets. It will increase the Department of Capital Asset Management's level of quality control in evaluating specific equipment performance and in communication with remote facilities.

$1.9M

$0.7M

22. Information Management System (IMS): This project is a five year project undertaken by the Department of Education to build an Information Management System (IMS) with four strands; the Educator strand, the Student strand, the District strand and the internal systems strand.

$0.4M

$0.4M

23. MassEd.Net Project: Provide dialup Internet access to 25,000 Massachusetts teachers in their homes for $25 per year. This project will provide Internet access to many schools as a starting point for those disricts without dedicated connections.

$15.6 M

$3.4 M

24. SIMS - Oracle Licenses: Buy a statewide license for software which will allow educators and administrators to go into the student reporting system and build customized reports of their students' performance against criteria that they determine online.

$0.5M

$0.1M

25. Tax System Changes: Support tax legislation changes to meet DOR's statutory requirements. These changes ripple through DOR's support systems from IVR technology to current Internet applications. Adding a line to a tax return can have a huge impact on scanning operations.

$9.0M

$1.0M

26. MassTax Enhancements: Implement changes in the method used to general Penalty and Interest calculations for a more accurate and understandable process to eliminate taxpayer confusion. Address past audit findings particularly in the area of Interest and Penalty calculations, Interest Out Calculations, M2210, and Bankruptcy Processing. Be more responsive to taxpayer requests for explanations and documentation attainable by Breaking Dynamic Reallocation, a more cohesive and straight forward methodology.

$1.8 M

$0.8M

27. BayStatebiz Connection: Expansion of existing systems and new web based systems to provide information and support to the taxpayer community. Provide a more responsive DOR environment to the taxpayer community to make doing business with DOR less complicated and time consuming.

$1.9 M

$0.7M

28. MassCHIP (Community Health Information Profile) v3:Introduce a fully Internet based implementation of the MassCHIP system, replacing the current client/server application. The current MassCHIP user base includes over 2,100 users from a variety of affiliations; this requires three user interface levels designed to serve the various user communities.

$2.0M

$0.1M

29. Child Care Information Management System: Continue the rollout of modules that include automated billing, and reconciliation for both child care vouchers managed by 15 CCRRs and subsidized child care slots managed by contracted child care providers. Prototype a web based system for contracted child care providers. FY00 modules include online information and referral services to families with geographic searches for child care and related family services. Link external billing and payment functions to internal contract monitoring to allow automated analysis of funds utilization and child care supply and demand. Develop data exchanges with DTA, DSS and Comptrollers.

$3.2M

$1.2M

30. Distance Learning: Enable RCC to move to newer multi-media and web-based instructional technologies to comply with the Massachusetts Board of Higher Education policy mandates that encourage student/faculty use of and access to computer aided instruction.

$0.9M

$0.9M

31. Library Management System Automation: Automate and web-enable RCC's Library Management System

$0.5M

$0.4M

Totals

$108.8M

$25.3M

eApplications Identified In This Strategic Plan That Have Received Funding In The Current Fiscal Year

eApplication

Current FY 2001 Funding

1. Criminal Offender Record Information(CORI) Auto Screen System (CASS): Criminal History Systems Board (CHSB) certifies CORI organizations and processes requests for background checks for these certified organizations. With 70,000 criminal background check requests per month, CHSB plans to provide this information online. Currently the process relies on snail mail and the turn around time is about two weeks for both processes. Providing the information online would minimize the turn-around time as well as minimize the amount of FTE time devoted to these processes.

$0.6M

2. Municipal E-Filings: Establish the foundation for the state/municipal equivalent of baystatebiz.com. This project will convert the Division of Local Services' Municipal Databank to Oracle-based, Internet-ready applications to enable online data transfers to and from local governments, status tracking, automated support.

$0.7M

3. MASSCares: Building on the Executive Office of Health and Human Services information storehouse, this project will include a we-based resource locator, eligibility wizard, and referral mechanisms.

$2.7M

4. Environmental Data: Develop, maintain, and enhance EOEA's Oracle databases of environmental information, using the Internet to distribute information to users both inside and outside state government. Web enable MEPA and DFA's pesticide licensing database.

$0.2M

5. E-Payment Shared Service: Common component that will enable electronic payments

$0.7M

6. Comm-PASS Enhancements: Migrate Comm-PASS to a new platform for better support with a better search engine and archiving capabilities. Incorporate new functionality in online procurement including the receipt of responses online, interactive bidding, and electronic signatures.

$0.1M

7. CLARIS: Complete development of the intranet portion of CLARIS in the initial Office of Consumer Affairs agencies to streamline and consolidate their tracking and licensing. Begin to create the foundation for a statewide license lookup system that will provide better consumer protection by publishing specific licensee data on the Internet. Support the information requirements of agency management.

$0.8M

Total

$5.8M