The Met Council works with MHFA to review and recommend grant awards. MHFA uses the 'cloud' to store their applications and for reviewers to make their evaluations. However, our Council IT security officer will not allow us access to the MHFA software, saying that it violates state security rules. We cannot take advantage of technology to collaborate and leverage electronic efficiencies if there are different rules for ...more »
I don't know if Minnesota government does this already, but I work for the Federal government. Utilizing GSA schedules for IT (and/or other) purchasing may help save time and/or money.