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State Government Finance Division

THIRTY-FIRST MEETING

2009-2010 Regular Session - July 09, 2009

STATE OF MINNESOTA THIRTY-FIRST MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY-SIXTH SESSION

STATE GOVERNMENT FINANCE DIVISION

MINUTES


Representative Kahn, Chair of the Division, called the roundtable discussion to order at 1:06 P.M. on July 9, 2009 in Room 300 North of the State Office Building.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

Members present:

KAHN, Phyllis, Chair
WINKLER, Ryan, Vice-Chair
DOWNEY, Keith
KALIN, Jeremy
KATH, Kory
MASIN, Sandra
SOLBERG, Loren, Ex-officio

Members excused:

PEPPIN, Joyce, Lead Republican
BIGHAM, Karla
HOLBERG, Mary Liz
KIFFMEYER, Mary
KOENEN, Lyle
POPPE, Jeanne
SANDERS, Tim
SIMON, Steve

A quorum was not present.

Cecile Ferkul, Deputy Legislative Auditor, Eric Wion, IT Audit Manager and Carolyn Engstrom, IT Audit Coordinator, all from the Office of the Legislative Auditor (OLA), gave an overview of their reports Oversight of Information Technology Projects (Report 9-19) and Minnesota State Retirement System (MSRS) (Report 09-23).

Chief Information Officer Gopal Khanna from the Office of Enterprise Technology (OET), introduced his staff that responded to the two OLA reports.

Christopher Buse, Chief Information Security Officer, OET, responded to the OLA report on MSRS, explained that the report was correct but there was not enough funding to implement the program so they are improving their processes as their budget allows.

Dave Bergstrom, Director of MSRS, responded to member questions.

John Lally, Director of Strategic Planning at OET, responded to the OLA report on OET. He explained that baseline standards and minimum security standards need to be created.

Deputy Commissioner Stephanie Andrews and Abigail Reed, Chief Budget Officer, both from the Department of Finance responded to member questions.

Mr. Khanna explained concluded by stating that the processes of the past need to be changed, new collaborations must be encouraged in the future, and alternatives to current funding must be found.





Legislative Auditor Jim Nobles, OLA, explained his concerns about privacy and the security of state information and stated that it comes down to governing and enforcement.

The discussion was adjourned at 2:53 P.M.





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Representative Phyllis Kahn, Chair




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Krysta Niedernhofer, Committee Legislative Assistant
More Info On This Meeting..

Roundtable discussion of two information technology audits conducted by the Office of the Legislative Auditor: Oversight of Information Technology Projects (Report 09-19) and Minnesota State Retirement System (Report 09-23)