Oregon Employment Department's $7M failed software project

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Friday, November 22, 2013

The Oregon Employment Department wasted $6.9 million on a software project that never worked.

The bleeding doesn’t stop there. The boondoggle may force the agency to repay $1 million or more in federal funding because the project is being canceled, according to a 2012 report obtained by The Oregonian.

An ongoing investigation by the newspaper has revealed the state agency wasted millions of dollars on faulty tech upgrades and stalled software projects. The document management project the agency is trashing is just one example. Several other projects are shelved for now without any price tag on how to fix them -- if they can be saved at all. As it stands, the state Department of Administrative Services is overseeing any further work and a California contractor is charting the tech division's path forward.

Read more at OregonLive.com.

 

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