Major programs within Minnesota

CriMNet. This five-year program will integrate the criminal justice system in Minnesota. When fully deployed, law enforcement officers will be able to type a license plate number into CriMNet and access information about a suspect before they approach the individual.

HealthMatch. Minnesota's Human Services Department is building a $13 million automated health care eligibility system. The Web-enabled system will use @Vantage software from SSI Ltd. of Chennai, India.

Unemployment insurance. The state is replacing its 30-year-old unemployment insurance system with a new one from BearingPoint Inc. of McLean, Va.

NorthStar. Maintained by state employees, Minnesota's Web portal at is the entry point for e-government. Minnesota relaunched a revamped version of the NorthStar portal in February 2003. The new version uses a search engine from Inktomi Corp. of Foster City, Calif., and a content management system from BroadVision Inc. of Redwood City, Calif.

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