|Senate Counsel & Research||State of Minnesota|
|S.F. No. 2032 - Office of Enterprise Technology (First Engrossment)|
|Author:||Senator Sheila M. Kiscaden|
|Prepared by:||Thomas S. Bottern, Senate Counsel (651/296-3810)|
|Date:||April 19, 2005|
Office of Enterprise Technology
Section 1 [CREATION.] establishes the OET, specifying that it is under the control of the state Chief Information Officer.
Section 2. [DUTIES.] strengthens the oversight functions of the new OET compared to the current Office of Technology.
Paragraph (b) authorizes the CIO to require agencies to use shared information and communications technology systems and services.
Paragraph (c) authorizes the CIO to direct the Commissioner of Administration to issue a Reorganization Order requiring state agencies to transfer the employees, powers, and functions that the Commissioner of Administration deems necessary to the OET.
Section 3 [STRUCTURE AND PERSONNEL.] provides that the CIO is appointed by the governor, serving in the unclassified service. Substitutes the CIO for the Commissioner of Administration on certain intergovernmental task forces and councils. Requires the Commissioner of Administration to provide office space and administrative support services for the OET and the OET to reimburse the commissioner for those services.
Section 4 [DEFINITIONS.] specifies that the OET's authority includes all state computing and telecommunications hardware and software, and includes all proposed expenditures for those items and related services.
Section 5 [CHIEF INFORMATION OFFICER RESPONSIBILITY.] substitutes the CIO for the Commissioner of Administration with regard to coordination of the state's information and communications systems. Strengthens the authority of the CIO (compared to the former authority given to the Commissioner of Administration) including final approval authority for all information and communications technology plans and contracts, and authority to enforce compliance with standards for information and communications systems and to direct and manage shared operations of the state's information and communications technology services and systems.
Section 6 [EVALUATION AND APPROVAL.] provides authority for the CIO, instead of the governor or the governor's designee, to give written approval to information and communications technology projects and expands authority for that approval to include projects under the current $100,000 threshold.
Section 7 [CYBER SECURITY SYSTEMS.] provides authority for the new CIO, instead of the Commissioner of Administration, to develop security policies and standards.
Section 8 [TECHNOLOGY POLICY.] requires the OET to develop, establish, and enforce polices and standards for agencies to use in developing and purchasing technology. Requires OET approval for agency requests for appropriations for development or purchase of information systems. Eliminates a requirement to provide advice and assistance to agencies regarding the operation of information systems. Requires a risk assessment and mitigation plan for all information systems development projects, and eliminates the $1,000,000 threshold for the assessment.
Section 9 [TECHNICAL.] makes changes to existing law to conform with the new terms defined and used in this bill.
Section 10 [REVIEW AND APPROVAL.] substitutes the CIO for the Commissioner of Administration with respect to the review and approval of the use of state funds to purchase an information and communications technology project. Adds a requirement that the project must support the enterprise information technology strategy before state funds can be used to purchase it.
Section 11 [ELECTRONIC GOVERNMENT SERVICES.] requires the use of a single entry Web site created by the CIO for all agencies to use for electronic government services.
Section 12 [SECURE TRANSACTION SYSTEM.] requires state agencies to use the secure transaction system developed by the OET for electronic government services, including, fees, licenses, and sales.
Section 13 [ENTERPRISE TECHNOLOGY REVOLVING FUND.] appropriates money in the Enterprise Technology revolving fund annually to the CIO for the operation of information and telecommunications services. Requires agencies to reimburse the Enterprise Technology revolving fund for the cost of all services, supplies, materials, labor, and depreciation of equipment that the CIO is directed to furnish to the agencies. Provides the CIO with authority to make allotments, encumbrances, and, with the approval of the Commissioner of Finance, disbursements from the Enterprise Technology revolving fund in anticipation of transfers to the fund from agencies.
Transfer of Duties and Conforming Changes
Office of Enterprise Technology
This article makes technical and conforming changes to substitute the CIO for the Commissioner of Administration in various statutes, and formally transfers all responsibilities of the Commissioner of Administration for the state telecommunication systems, state information infrastructure, and electronic conduct of state business to the OET.
Section 8 requires the Revisor to substitute "CIO" for "commissioner" or "Commissioner of Administration" in various sections of Minnesota Statutes and requires recodification of certain statutes within Minnesota Statutes, chapter 16A.
Section 9 repeals two subdivisions:
Section 10 makes Article 2 effective July 1, 2005. The entire bill is also effective on July 1, 2005, because it contains an appropriation.
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