"One example was a record management system (RMS) that the department of natural resources is soon to be using and is in the final stages of implementation but that's hosted on the highway patrol's internal domain.
So we utilize the contract mechanism that the highway patrol created to allow smaller agencies to join on the contract, and then they are actually hosting the RMS in their environment.
"The fundamental force behind it is all the agencies in the health and human services area use IT to enhance their services, while protecting their data in an appropriate manner," said Moe. In this case, the environment for success for them allows us to move forward with these different areas of focus, which is enhancing the services and protecting the data." Alongside Utah, Michigan has ranked at the top of the survey since 2004 and has now earned an A grade in four consecutive surveys.
A growing number of states fill out the top of the curve compared to surveys past — 20 states earned a grade of B or higher, and a whopping 10 states earned an A or A-.
"The results of the 2016 Digital States Survey are very encouraging," said Todd Sander, executive director of the Center for Digital Government, owned by e. "We did not identify any state trending down with regard to their use of information and communication technology (ICT).
Missouri Highway Patrol's enhanced MO Automated Criminal History System fingerprint portal integrates with live-scan fingerprint devices, cross references fingerprint searches with iris scans and photos, and replaces a legacy system that was more than 10 years old.
The new system can also connect with the FBI's record system so other states can use Missouri's data.