In connection with the administration of information technology projects in state government:
- Section 3 of the bill requires the office of information technology (OIT) to develop a comprehensive risk assessment that will be applied to every new information technology project to assess risk levels related to the project and determine whether the project should be classified as a major information technology project. The bill also requires OIT to establish project budgets for projects of all sizes, including major information technology projects. Prior to the initiation of any major information technology project, the bill requires the project plan to include specified components.
- Sections 3 and 5 of the bill require a state agency to consult with and obtain the approval of OIT in connection with any major information technology project that it plans to undertake.
- Section 4 of the bill requires OIT's chief information officer to develop a staged review process for information technology projects that ensures a project meets specific requirements and complies with the project plan approved by OIT.
- Section 6 of the bill expands the definition of "capital construction" to include the purchase of services from OIT on the condition that the use of such services is the most cost beneficial option or falls within the duties and responsibilities of OIT or OIT's chief information officer.