Information Technology

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Glenn Harris, Division Manager
208 334-2475
gharris@lso.idaho.gov

The Information Technology (IT) section is the primary technology support group for the Legislative Services Office and the Idaho Legislature. The services provided by the IT group include design, development, maintenance and support of custom legislative systems such as legislation drafting, bill status and chamber automation. IT supports over 300 personal computers in the Legislature and within the Legislative Services Office. We also operate a legislative data center including Microsoft and Linux servers, in addition to supporting other related facilities.

Information Technology also maintains the Legislature's comprehensive computer network, which links all legislative and staff offices, and supports other legislative technology initiatives. The Information Technology staff has developed a training room, and a program which offers specialized instruction to legislators, committee secretaries and the staff of the Legislative Services Office to ensure that the computer facilities available are effectively utilized. Idaho legislators have laptops to assist them in their daily business, and these are upgraded and maintained by Information Technology.

Application Development staff is responsible for providing and maintaining custom computer application solutions for the Legislature, which includes analyzing, designing, integrating systems, programming, training and implementation. These seasoned professionals have specialized in various platforms, such as Linux and Windows, and have created custom applications utilizing JAVA, XML, Visual Basic, C, C++, PHP, SQL and COBOL programming languages which access databases, such as Oracle, MS Access, VSAM and ADABAS, for the retrieval and storage of data.