Kansas still withholding $2M from 3M over DMV software glitches

3M Co. has yet to receive its final $2 million payment from Kansas for its DMV motor-vehicle software contract, the Topeka Capital-Journal reports. State officials say the new $40 million system is still too buggy and won't pay off the remaining $25 million contract until the issues are fixed, including system response times, availability, bugs and maintenance.
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3M Co. has yet to receive its final $2 million payment from Kansas for its DMV motor-vehicle software contract, the Topeka Capital-Journal reports. State officials say the new $40 million system is still too buggy and won't pay off the remaining $25 million contract until the issues are fixed, including system response times, availability, bugs and maintenance.

Meanwhile, the Maplewood-based company has tapped former chief executive officer of UPS Michael Eskew as lead director on the board, the Business Journal reports. Eskew has been on 3M's board since 2003 and replaces Vance Coffman as lead director.

Click here, for the company news release.

Last week, 3M's President and CEO Inge Thulin revised the projections for annual sales growth set by his predecessor George Buckley. It was his first set of projections since taking over the top job in February.

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