The Ottumwa Courier

November 17, 2012

Team to inspect county computers, servers

Costs involved minimal because tech team is made up of volunteers

Courier Staff Writer

OTTUMWA — Computers, servers and other information technology will have the spotlight when the Wapello County Board of Supervisors meets next week.

Jordan Scupien, Wapello County’s geographic information specialist, said Friday that a group of information technology professionals is visiting specific counties and will audit counties if requested.

“They look at computers and servers and give us a ‘heads up’ about what we do well and what we don’t do well,” Scupien said. “We’re asking for the board’s permission to bring in a team of eight people to take a look at everything.”

Scupien said the costs involved are minimal.

“These eight people are volunteering their time, but Wapello County will pay their room and board and mileage,” he said. “It’s a two-day blitz, and they’ll go in and look at everything.”

Costs for bringing in eight people for two days should be about $2,700, Scupien said.

Also on the board’s agenda are a resolution to change 14th Street’s clarification from Class B to Class C; adding Amendment 14 to the Wapello County employee health plan; change of employment for the janitorial department; and an appointment to the 911 Board.

The supervisors will meet at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday in the Wapello County Courthouse. The meeting is open to the public.