YOUR GOVERNMENT: Marion County commissioners consider data protection software

The Marion County Board of Commissioners meets Wednesday to consider spending $846,000 on software that would help mitigate the risks of a data breach.


The county would purchase a four-year subscription through a contract with SHI International Corp. The software would help protect health records, criminal justice information, financial information and identities of county employee and citizens, according to the agenda item.

Commissioners will consider a $228,000 contract with Pictometry International Corporation to provide aerial imagery of Marion County, as well as software licensing and training.

The aerial imagery will provide the Marion County Assessor’s Office current data related to land, improvements and specific planning work, according the agenda item said.

The board will also consider purchasing $637,000 of office furniture for the new Marion County Health and Human Services Building at 3160 Center St. N.E.

Commissioners approved a $14.3 million contract with Triplett Wellman, Inc. for construction of the new building next to the existing location on Northeast Center Street. County officials said last year that the building was a one-time investment which could help save hundreds of thousands in annual costs for space previously leased across several different locations.

Contact reporter Ardeshir Tabrizian: [email protected] or 503-929-3053.

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Ardeshir Tabrizian has covered criminal justice and housing for Salem Reporter since September 2021. As an Oregon native, his award-winning watchdog journalism has traversed the state. He has done reporting for The Oregonian, Eugene Weekly and Malheur Enterprise.