Legislative Auditor's 'special review' of MNLARS project due Thursday

Legislative Auditor's 'special review' of MNLARS project due Thursday Photo: KSTP

February 11, 2019 01:23 PM

A new report on the issues that contributed to problems with the Minnesota Licensing and Registration System (MNLARS) is due to be received by a commission at the state legislature Thursday.

According to a release, the Minnesota Office of the Legislative Auditor is scheduled to release a "special review" to the state legislature's Legislative Audit Commission at 5:15 p.m. Thursday in Room 1100 of the Minnesota Senate Building.

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The release said the review will cover "What factors contributed to the Minnesota Licensing and Registration System (MNLARS) project's troubled history and unsatisfactory July 2017 release," as well as "What lessons should be learned from the MNLARS experience for state government's future software projects."

Copies of the report will be available at 9 a.m. Thursday at the Office of the Legislative Auditor (located at 140 Centennial Building), or online at the Office of the Legislative Auditor website.

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MNLARS has been plagued with issues since its launch in July 2017, including system outages and slowdowns.

Minnesota IT Services and the Department of Public Safety have been working together to fix the problems and address the concerns.

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