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Kentucky Commonwealth Office of Technology
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IT Infrastructure Initiative (I.3)
KY Emergency Warning System (KEWS)
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COT Fast Facts
Statutory Authorization: KRS 42.720 - 42.746; Updated August, 2013
547 filled full-time positions
205 contractors (via hourly-based engagements)
Enacted appropriations $73.2M in FY13
Generally, the COT budget is allocated as 60% personnel costs; 33% operation expenses; 6% capital outlay
COT receives no direct general fund appropriation
Oversees mailboxes for 38,000 users
700,000 inbound messages before anti-spam filtering each day
300,000 inbound messages after anti-spam filtering each day
200,000 outbound messages each day
Support 8,000 desktops/laptops
Support 937 total servers(612 virtual and 325 physical)
Process 5,500 monthly requests for service through the COT service desk
Installed and maintains the Kentucky Emergency Warning System (KEWS) which is a statewide microwave radio network which provides communications for the Commonwealth’s Public Safety/First Responders. KEWS network supports:
radio communications for: Kentucky State Police, Department of Military Affairs, Fish and Wildlife Commission, FBI, Transportation Cabinet, Kentucky Vehicle Enforcement, Forestry and others;
video transmissions for KET programs;
the National Weather Service; weather alert services- which send information to the weather radios owned by the citizens of the Commonwealth. Integrated Flood Observing and Warning System (IFLOWS) – which sends data about the amount and rate of precipitation in a given area so the NWS can predict and warn of flash floods;
the Chemical Stockpile Emergency Preparedness Program (CSEPP) which is a 14 county warning/communication system used in the event of a chemical accident at the Blue Grass Army Depot.
Network Attached Storage: 290 Terabytes
Storage Area Network: 536 Terabytes Local, 330 Terabytes Remote
z/OS Disk Storage: 35 Terabytes
z/OS Virtual Tape Server: 143 Terabytes (compressed)
Data Domain (disk backup) 180 Terabytes
An average of 683,000 packets of network traffic are system analyzed every second.
An average of 5,200 events daily are system generated that require additional investigation, many of which are related to a common system, user or computer.
Coordinate 12 Information Technology audits or more across 5 agencies each year.
An average of 1 security alert per month is sent to security officers and network administrators.
Geographic Information Systems:
Kentucky is considered to be in the top 5 in terms of GIS data and applications in the Nation.
Administers the Kentucky Aerial Photography and Elevation Data Program which will acquire new LiDAR and Imagery for the entire Commonwealth.
Deployed Stimulus Mapping Site that catapulted Kentucky from 47th to 2nd in the nation.
Deployed "Kentucky at Work" Transparency Mapping and received a number 1 national ranking and the only state that received an "A".
Continued Development and Maintenance of a world-class geospatial data warehouse for the Commonwealth.
Provide access to web mapping services that support a variety of applications such as the Commonwealth Map, the Mesonet Weather Mapping Viewer, and Water/Wastewater Utility Mapping.
Obtained grant funding to support quarterly geospatial data archiving from the Library of Congress.
Provide annual incorporated city boundary information to the US Census on behalf of all Kentucky cities.
Coordinates geospatial data updates with every Executive Branch Cabinet.
In Fiscal Year 2012:
195,291 Kentucky Citizens received $1,081,256,721 in benefits through the Unemployment Insurance System (KEWES)
Collected $333,736,348 in statewide property tax from citizens registering their vehicles through the Vehicle Registration System (AVIS)
Collected $416 million total Motor Vehicle Usage tax collections via the Vehicle Registration System (AVIS)
Process about 3.1 million drivers licenses across 120 counties through the Drivers License System (KDLIS)
For Fiscal Year 2013:
Collected over $243 million year-to-date in taxes and permit fees for Commercial motor carriers through the Automated License and Taxation System (ALTS).
The Commonwealth’s MAN (Metropolitan Area Network) provides high speed, high availability connectivity (99.995%) for users in the Frankfort area utilizing a geographically diverse, redundant fiber optic ring technology for the transmission of voice, video and data for mission and business critical systems.
The Commonwealth’s WAN (Wide Area Network) provides over 3000 interconnected sites across the state including state agencies, libraries, local government, health departments and one hundred and seventy-four (174) school districts with over 1,243 schools.
COT manages 48 Firewalls protecting the data and intellectual assets for the Commonwealth
Redundant Avaya Aura Communication Managers at the Commonwealth Data Center (CDC) and the Alternate Data Center (ADC) provide a highly available phone system:
Capable of delivering phone service to 15,000 instruments
Projected deployment of 10,000 instruments by July, 2015
Avaya Aura Messaging for voice mail system
Desktop messaging enables users to receive their voice mail in their Outlook inbox
Avaya Soft-phone for laptops, iPads, and iPhones enable traveling to utilize the phone system with the same functionality as using their desk phone.
Extension to Cellular allows Executives and approved users to receive calls on their desk phone and cell phone simultaneously via a single telephone number (the user's desk phone number).
Toll avoidance capable of reducing long distance charges by sending calls across the data network.
Data Management Services:
IBM InfoSphere Information Server tools:
10 developers on staff with 72 combined years of DataStage experience
Tools are used across the Finance Cabinet, DOR, CHFS, KYTC, PPC, and Education
5TB of storage used
Business Glossary - enterprise vocabulary and classification:
5048 terms in 266 categories imported from 15 mini-glossaries
Information Services Director - Web Services and Service Oriented Architecture (SOA):
Address certification web services processed over 1.75 million requests.
CHFS child support web services processed over 150,000 requests.
DataStage - enterprise integration, extraction, transformation, and loading (ETL) and QualityStage - data cleansing, standardization, and matching:
5937 jobs in 35 projects.
Information Analyzer - data profiling and data quality assessment:
1037 tables profiled from 17 data sources in 9 projects
515 GB profiling database
Federation Server - diverse data connectivity gateway:
1879 tables from 33 data sources
1.25 Terabyte database
Enterprise Architectural Standards across 10 domains and 125 sub domains encompassing more than 300 IT products
This page was last modified 8/13/2013 12:50 PM
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