Lawmakers keep asking about outsourcing of 600 state IT jobs

Source: By Phil Kabler. Gazette (WV), August 9, 2010

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Legislators Monday continued to grill state Chief Technology Officer Kyle Schafer about prospects for outsourcing nearly 600 state information technology jobs — and Schafer continued to stress that discussions are extremely preliminary.

Schafer told the legislative Joint Committee on Technology that outsourcing is just one option to reduce the state’s $35 million annual cost to operate various IT services for state agencies.

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