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Evaluation of the State's Computer System (1978)

Louisiana: The State We're In

Details

Collection:LPB

Genre: News, Public Affairs

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1978-05-05

Duration: 00:06:43

Subjects: Louisiana Legislative Session, 1978 | Louisiana. Legislature | Politics | Computers | Data processing service centers

Contributors:

  • Blome, Ron Host
  • Reilly, Kevin Speaker
  • Edwards, Edwin Interviewee
  • Wilcox, Joseph Interviewee

Description

This segment from the May 5, 1978, episode of “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features an In-Depth report on the evaluation of the state’s computer system and data processing centers to determine whether they should be managed by the State or by a private management firm. This report touches on the controversy surrounding the study because of the potential conflict of interest over the inclusion of two private companies that could bid for the management of the centers, as well as the concerns of the current employees over the fate of their jobs. Host: Ron Blome