Colorado's wave of project management changes continues. Several of the legislation's supporters will be eliminated by term limits, including Teck, Feingold said.

The positive side of term limits is that new blood in the Legislature makes support for technology more likely, according to Teck. "One of my colleagues in the senate who served on the budget committee, took great pride in the fact that he didn't have a computer or e-mail."

"I've still got colleagues in the General Assembly who don't even use voice-mail. Their phone calls roll over to a receptionist who takes handwritten notes for them, which I think, in this day and age, is a terrible waste of personnel time," Teck continued. "That kind of attitude doesn't bode well for being realistic about the implementation of new systems. I think with the passing of some of this old guard -- moving along and getting some younger folks in there -- we may avoid those kinds of problems in the future."

Andy Opsahl  | 

Andy Opsahl is a former staff writer and features editor for Government Technology magazine.