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Newman pushes to beef up city technology security
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The wheels of government are moving slowly for bolstering the city of McMinnville’s information technology security.
“We’ve talked about getting some type of technology service in to make sure we have all of our computers, everything, secure,” said Vice Mayor Ben Newman during Tuesday night’s Board of Mayor and Aldermen meeting. “I think we were going to have somebody contact Litewire to write up something so we could send that out for bids. Where are we on that process?”
Earlier this year, Litewire made a presentation to officials on what services it offers. At that time, the company offered to perform a review of the city’s information technology security and found the city lacking. The company offered to help in outlining the scope of work so the bidding process could begin.
City attorney Tim Pirtle said he contacted Tennessee Municipal League, an organization that offers assistance to cities and towns, for its help in generating a request for proposals, but TML has yet to respond.
Newman pushed the process forward.
“When is our next meeting?” asked Newman, who was told it is Dec. 12. “I make a motion our city administrator have a request for bids ready for us by our next meeting.”
The measure passed unanimously.