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2007 Information Technology Portfolio

Category: Agency Plans and Reports - Information Technology

Date Published: August 2007

Number of Pages: 179

INTRODUCTION:

I am pleased to present the 2007 Information Technology Portfolio, which provides an updated summary of the information technology (IT) investments of the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW). IT helps WDFW fulfill its mission of protecting, restoring and enhancing fish and wildlife and their habitats, while providing sustainable and wildlife-related recreational and commercial opportunities.

At WDFW, we rely on IT for e-government purposes ranging from online recreational license applications to access to cougar sighting and fish catch information. We use IT internally, too, to manage scientific information, track employee activity among a variety of funding sources, and effectively communicate with our field staff from over a hundred different work locations throughout the state.

In the pages that follow you will find information on current and future technology initiatives, such as our agency-wide migration to Microsoft Exchange messaging, as well as our harnessing of geographic information systems (GIS) to present information to the public via the Internet. You’ll also find capsule summaries of ongoing IT projects, including our desktop microcomputer lease program, hydraulic project management system (HPMS), contracts and project system (CAPS), and more.

On behalf of the employees of the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, I encourage you to enjoy the contents of this update to our IT Portfolio and extend a personal invitation for you to visit our Internet Web site at http://wdfw.wa.gov.

Jeff P. Koenings, PhD., Director
Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife
August 2007