In 2016, Kansas purchased $10 million in computer equipment to develop a centralized storage system for computer information. This was part of a $17 million effort by the state to create Kansas GovCloud. After state IT officials decided that the effort wasn't cost effective, the focus turned to a cloud based solution from an outside vendor. This has left the state with a $2 million bill left to pay and the excess equipment. Now the government is attempting to donate the surplus equipment to a university and sell some to businesses for pennies on the dollar. "The point is, equipment after a while just becomes obsolete. If somebody can use it, great. If you can get some money out of it, fine," Holland said. Sen. Caryn Tyson, R-Parker, said the state's short-sighted approach to IT was illustrated by the storage cloud debacle. "We keep changing our IT philosophy as a state. Knee-jerk reactions. We need an overall picture to understand the direction the state needs to go," she said. "I'm tired of watching re-occurring car crashes," Holland said.