LOL...you're a hypocrite.
As if you're not the most partisan of forum.
Guess you righties are giving Engler a free pass.
Oh the irony that it took a geek (Snyder) so long to delve into what seems to be right up his alley.
For one who proclaims to know a lot about computers I thought that would be an easy one for you...
Most likely a Bureaucratic Information Technology Department...
IT departments don't relinquish much in control or freedom, so they have to be involved in more detail that likely runs up costs.
Can't just run out and get something like you would at "home", and often when the process is completed - technology advances or equipment becomes antiquated.
Not the first time a government has wasted money on computer systems - and won't be the last because they are built for obsolescence, as technology changes. Not sure why your sudden fixation on political partisanship Examples
to show it's not a partisan issue - but one of bureaucracy/IT/rapid changes in some technology: State contract for updating computer system soars in cost
Source: Joseph Neff, Charlotte Observer, June 18, 2012
State's effort to modernize the way it processes Medicaid claims will take nearly a decade, cost almost $900 million....The project has gone in fits and starts since it began in 2004: cancelled and rebid, then amended and extended. Costs have kept rising, so much so that the expense of setting up the new system and running it for seven years, plus maintaining the old system, now adds up to an eye-popping figure: $851 million.
The system's launch is running nearly two years behind schedule.
State auditors also estimate it will cost more than double the originally projected amount
because of expanded contract expenses and the expense of keeping the current aging system running with its longtime vendor....http://www.afscmeinfocenter.org/privatizationupdate/2012/06/delays-overruns-plague-nc-medicaid-claims-project.htmLegislators Vote To Suspend Court Computer System
California Court Case Management System Projected To Eventually Cost $1.9 Billion
UPDATED: 9:21 pm PDT March 14, 2012
SAN DIEGO -- A state Assembly budget subcommittee voted Wednesday afternoon to stop any further deployment of a problem-ridden technology program that is overdue and over budget.
The California Court Case Management System (CCMS) is supposed to be a computer system that will connect every case to every Superior Court in California. Instead, it's been plagued with problems and an escalating price tag.http://www.10news.com/news/30681536/detail.html