North Carolina To Privatize IT Operations, Jobs

Paul McDougall reports:

Faced with a looming, $3 billion budget deficit, North Carolina is eyeing a major shakeup of its tech operations that could see the state outsource the bulk of its IT work to the private sector while consolidating other operations internally.

The state has launched a search for an outside consulting firm to help guide the reorganization, according to a memo Democratic governor Bev Perdue sent to state cabinet secretaries and agency heads. “The Office of Information Technology Services (ITS) issued a Request for Information to seek input and ideas from the vendor community for improving the delivery of IT in state government,” Perdue said in the memo, dated July 21st.

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