2006 Information Technology Portfolio


I am pleased to present the 2006 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 providing sound stewardship of fish and wildlife â€" especially in this era of doing more with less. 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 recent technology initiatives, such as our Interactive Mapping applications (SalmonScape, GoHunt, and the Marine Bird Density Atlas) that harness the power of geographic information systems (GIS) to present habitat information 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 2006