TxDOT Considers Outsourcing IT

The Texas Department of Transportation might transfer its information technology needs to private firms, the agency confirmed Thursday — signaling an interest in expanding its outsourcing of the agency's services.

TxDOT Executive Director Phil Wilson sent an email to TxDOT employees Thursday notifying staff that the agency had requested proposals from private firms to improve the agencies’ IT function.

“Quite simply, we should always be looking at how to do things better,” Wilson wrote in the email. “And that’s exactly what we’re doing with our IT program. The RFP published last week enables us to learn about how ...

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