Thursday, January 31, 2008, 1:00-3:30 pm CT
Governor's Residence--Lower Level
VOTING MEMBERS/ALTERNATES PRESENT:
Mr. Arnold Bateman, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Mr. Ron Cone, Educational Service Unit 10
Mr. Steven Hamersky,
Hoffman, Alt. for Stan Carpenter,
Holly, University of
Mr. Jeff Johnson, Centennial Public Schools
Mr. Chuck Lenosky,
Mr. Art Tanderup,
Dr. Bob Uhing, Educational Service Unit 1
LIAISON/ALTERNATE MEMBERS PRESENT:
Ms. Kathleen Fimple, Alt. for Marshall Hill, Coordinating Commission for Postsecondary Education
MEMBERS/LIAISONS ABSENT: Dr. Eileen Ely, Western Nebraska Community College; Dr. Terry Haack, Bennington Public Schools; Mr. Craig Pease,
CALL TO ORDER, ELECTRONIC POSTING, LOCATION OF OPEN MEETING LAW DOCUMENTS, ROLL CALL, INTRODUCTIONS
Dr. Chipps called the meeting to order at 1:05 p.m. There were 12 voting members present at the time of roll call. A quorum existed to conduct official business. It was stated that the meeting notice was posted to the NITC and Public Meeting Calendars Web sites on December 27, 2007 and the meeting agenda was posted to the NITC Web site January 23, 2008. A copy of the Open Meetings Law was available on the meeting table.
CONSIDER APPROVAL OF THE AGENDA FOR THE JANUARY 31, 2008 MEETING
Mr. Linster moved approval of the January 31, 2008 meeting agenda. Mr. Bateman seconded. Roll call vote: Bateman-Yes, Chandler-Yes, Chipps-Yes, Cone-Yes, Hamersky-Yes, Hoffman-Yes, Holly-Yes, Johnson-Yes, Linster-Yes, Lenosky-Yes, Tanderup-Yes, and Uhing-Yes. Results: Yes-12, No-0. Motion passed unanimously.
CONSIDER APPROVAL OF MINUTES FROM THE NOVEMBER 16, 2007 MEETING
Dr. Uhing moved approval of the minutes of the November 16, 2007 meeting. Mr. Lenosky seconded. Roll call vote: Bateman-Yes, Chandler-Yes, Chipps-Yes, Cone-Yes, Hamersky-Yes, Hoffman-Yes, Holly-Yes, Johnson-Yes, Linster-Yes, Lenosky-Yes, Tanderup-Yes, and Uhing-Yes. Results: Yes-12, No-0. Motion passed unanimously.
There was no public comment.
Mr. Hamersky has delegated Steven Stortz as his alternate. For members whose terms will be coming up this summer and are interested in serving another 2-year term, they will need a confirmation from their sector to serve another term.
1. Results of Phase II
· Section 1 = All locations WAN—Rejected Bid
· Section 2 = All locations WAN, w/ Router—Rejected Bid
· Section 3 = All locations WAN, w/ Transport—Rejected Bid
· Section 4 = All locations WAN, w/ Router AND Transport—Rejected Bid
· Section 5 = 308 locations WAN—Rejected Bid
· Section 6 = 308 locations WAN, w/ Router—Rejected Bid
· Section 7 = 402 locations WAN—Awarded to Windstream
· Section 8 = 402 locations WAN, w/ Router—Awarded to Windstream
· Section 9 = Transport: G.I. to LNK, LNK to OMA, OMA to G.I.—Awarded to Qwest
· Section 1 = STEP Consortium WAN—Rejected Bid
· Section 2 = STEP Consortium WAN, w/ Router—Rejected Bid
· Section 3 = TVDEC-N Consortium WAN—Rejected Bid
· Section 4 = TVDEC-N Consortium WAN, w/ Router—Rejected Bid
· Section 5 = WNDLC Consortium WAN—Rejected Bid
· Section 6 = WNDLC Consortium WAN, w/ Router—Rejected Bid
· Section 7 = SWDLC Transport to G.I.—Awarded to Qwest
· Section 8 = TVDEC-S Transport to G.I.—Rejected Bid
· Section 9 = Higher Ed WAN—Chadron State College Awarded to Qwest, all others rejected
2. LB1208 Phase II and III Revised Implementation
The prospective Phase II
entities (104) that will be coming on Network
3. Requirements for all Phase I & II participants, 2008-09
Inter-regional Transport Fee. Fee is used to inter-connect the NE, SW/W, and SE Ethernet clouds and provide statewide transport and distance learning exchange. Costs are currently being determined based on bids and the amount of bandwidth that will be carried. E-rate Form 471 will be filed by the CIO’s office. We will need to obtain Free/Reduced lunch data from ESUs 1, 2, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 15, 16, and 17. Costs are billed to the K-12 entities (or groups of K-12 entities) and Higher education entities by the CIO’s Office. Bandwidth and costs will be adjusted on an annual basis on or about July 1.
LB 823 To change provisions relating to
enterprise projects, the
Commission, the Chief Information Officer, the technical panel, and the Information Technology
Infrastructure Fund; to provide
powers and duties to the
and the Chief Information Officer. (Hearing 1/22/08)
A) Requires that all state-funded or state-supported I.T. projects using general, cash, or Federal funds
submit a project request as part of the budget process;
B) The NITC may adopt formatting guidelines and may monitor the progress of any such project and
require project reports;
C) Determine the format for reporting information technology assets;
D) By September 15 of each even-numbered year, all agencies, boards and commissions shall submit to
the Chief Information Officer an information technology plan that includes an accounting of all
technology assets, including planned acquisitions and upgrades;
E) The Chief Information Officer and the NITC shall monitor the status of enterprise projects;
F) The “representative from the project sector” is removed from the Technical Panel membership;
G) The NITC shall develop a program that determines “enterprise information technology projects”;
H) The Information Technology Infrastructure Fund shall be used to attain the goals in the Statewide Technology Plan.
The hearing for LB 823 was last week. There were no proponent or neutral proponents. It is believed that it will pass committee with possible amendments. One of the amendments would be to include the GIS Steering Committee and possibly the NIDCAC (Nebraska Intergovernmental Data Communications Advisory Council) under the umbrella of the NITC as advisory councils.
Mr. Hoffman left the meeting.
A brief history was provided for new members. Every fall the NITC reviews their strategic initiatives for the upcoming year. IF approved, the NITC relies on its advisory councils to develop action plans to achieve the initiatives. Today, the Council members will need to determine if the action items are still appropriate, expand, delete, or create action item. The next step would then be to look at the other initiatives to evaluate whether the council feels it should be part. Each council is doing this. In early part of the year, the NITC reviews and approves the Statewide Technology Plan. The council reviewed the current action items. Many of the action items were to be continued. In addition, the following recommendations were made:
The council also has the option of having staff develop the wording with the understanding that they’ll get an opportunity to review before submitting to the NITC.
Mr. Linster moved to approve the Education Council’s action items as presented and recommended with the understanding that staff will implement the recommended changes and send to members electronically for review prior to submitting to the NITC. Mr. Johnson seconded. Roll call vote: Bateman-Yes, Chandler-Yes, Chipps-Yes, Cone-Yes, Hamersky-Yes, Holly-Yes, Johnson-Yes, Linster-Yes, Lenosky-Yes, Tanderup-Yes, and Uhing-Yes. Results: Yes-11, No-0. Motion passed unanimously.
Mr. Linster informed the council that the I.T. Department at Wayne State College is moving to new building and offered to host the May meeting at their new location.
AGENDA ITEMS FOR THE 3/6/08, MEETING & CONSIDER LOCATION FOR THE 3/6/08 MEETING and ADJOURNMENT
The next meeting
of the NITC Education Council will be held in
With no further business, Dr. Chipps adjourned the meeting at 3:27 p.m. by voice vote.
Meeting minutes were taken by Lori Lopez Urdiales and reviewed by Tom Rolfes of the Office of the CIO/NITC.