Antiquated ID system too key to be ignored



August 28, 2019 - 10:29 AM

One of the most dispiriting aspects of life under a new administration in Topeka is the continual revelation of expensive gaps caused by previous administrations. As Gov. Laura Kelly’s administration has approached its work in a technocratic, fix-the-problems manner, ever more problems have been revealed that might have been hidden before.

The latest eye-popping, stomach-churning problem?

The Kansas Bureau of Investigation’s obsolete Automated Fingerprint Identification System. We’re the only state still using the system, which was installed 12 years ago and isn’t actively supported by its vendor. Its last major update was seven years ago.

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