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The three scariest little words in the world: D-M-V

Posted By John Latta On February 15, 2013 @ 3:53 pm In The Roadologist | No Comments

[1]Is there an acronym that raises blood pressure more than DMV?

Here’s a story that should be read after reading our previous blog entry, the guest blog about IT.

Anyone who has ever applied for a driver’s license or tried to register their car knows that those three little letters can make you pre-crazy, as in nuts before you ever set foot in the door. California is no exception, far from it. I know, I lived and drove in LA.  Now it seems that California’s seven-year, $208 million attempt to modernize its DMV via IT has been cancelled. According to Government Technology magazine, ” An IT upgrade in progress for seven years at the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) — dubbed the IT Modernization project — was canceled Jan. 31.”  The state contracted (Hewlett-Packard) to upgrade its legacy driver’s license and registration systems — they got the license part done but virtually nothing has been done to upgrade registration data. So, half a job has been done and other half won’t be.

So, what happens now? A new plan for registration upgrading is ready and being rushed into action, right?  The magazine story [2] ends with one of those sentences that you just have to fall in love with: “At this point, the California Technology Agency and DMV will re-evaluate how best to proceed.”

The three scariest little words in the world: D-M-V

Posted By John Latta On February 15, 2013 @ 3:53 pm In The Roadologist | No Comments

[1]Is there an acronym that raises blood pressure more than DMV?

Here’s a story that should be read after reading our previous blog entry, the guest blog about IT.

Anyone who has ever applied for a driver’s license or tried to register their car knows that those three little letters can make you pre-crazy, as in nuts before you ever set foot in the door. California is no exception, far from it. I know, I lived and drove in LA.  Now it seems that California’s seven-year, $208 million attempt to modernize its DMV via IT has been cancelled. According to Government Technology magazine, ” An IT upgrade in progress for seven years at the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) — dubbed the IT Modernization project — was canceled Jan. 31.”  The state contracted (Hewlett-Packard) to upgrade its legacy driver’s license and registration systems — they got the license part done but virtually nothing has been done to upgrade registration data. So, half a job has been done and other half won’t be.

So, what happens now? A new plan for registration upgrading is ready and being rushed into action, right?  The magazine story [2] ends with one of those sentences that you just have to fall in love with: “At this point, the California Technology Agency and DMV will re-evaluate how best to proceed.”


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[2] The magazine story: http://www.govtech.com/e-government/DMV-IT-Modernization-Project.html

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