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Senate Confirms DAGS Director and Deputy

March 31, 2015, 3:36 PM HST
* Updated March 31, 3:38 PM
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The Senate has unanimously confirmed Douglas Murdock as the Director of the Department of Accounting General Services (DAGS).

“Mr. Murdock has demonstrated his commitment to public service through his military and state careers,” said Senator Donovan Dela Cruz, Senate Government Operations Committee chair. “His expertise in managing government contracts and emphasis on professional ethics are invaluable requisites for a Comptroller to possess.”

Murdock previously worked as the Vice President of Administrative and Fiscal Affairs for the Hawai‘i Tourism Authority.  He also served as Counsel with the law firm of Alston Hunt Floyd & Ing.  Murdock spent 25 years with the U.S. Air Force, rising to the rank of Colonel.  He was a member of the Hawai‘i Procurement Policy Board from 2011 to 2012, and is a former president of the National Contract Management Association, Aloha Chapter.

“I’m honored to be the new Comptroller for DAGS and I’m excited to be working with all the great people who help support the state’s infrastructure,” said Murdock. “We want to work hard to get the accounting and payroll side of our enterprise resource planning together, so that’s our top priority right now.”

Also confirmed by unanimous Senate consent was Audrey Hidano as Deputy Director of DAGS.

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Hidano is the co-founder of Hidano Construction, Inc., and co-owner of Rim-Pac, Inc. She recently served as the Deputy Director of the Department of Transportation.  Prior to that, she served as the Deputy Director of the Department of Labor and Industrial Relations.

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