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Assembly Improves CSU Oversight

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The state Assembly has approved a bill to increase oversight of large information technology purchases by California State University.

Assemblyman Manny Diaz authored the bill after a critical audit that found the cost of the CSU´s computer system had grown from $440 million to $662 million. The audit also found that the university system had not done a cost-benefit analyses before the purchase.

Diaz says the system isn´t integrating the 23 campuses´ student records, personnel data and financial information, as it was designed.