Montana Code Annotated 2015

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     2-17-513. Duties of board. The board shall:
     (1) provide a forum to:
     (a) guide state agencies, the legislative branch, the judicial branch, and local governments in the development and deployment of intergovernmental information technology resources;
     (b) share information among state agencies, local governments, and federal agencies regarding the development of information technology resources;
     (2) advise the department:
     (a) in the development of cooperative contracts for the purchase of information technology resources;
     (b) regarding the creation, management, and administration of electronic government services and information on the internet;
     (c) regarding the administration of electronic government services contracts;
     (d) on the priority of government services to be provided electronically;
     (e) on convenience fees prescribed in 2-17-1102 and 2-17-1103, if needed, for electronic government services; and
     (f) on any other aspect of providing electronic government services;
     (3) review and advise the department on:
     (a) statewide information technology standards and policies;
     (b) the state strategic information technology plan;
     (c) major information technology budget requests;
     (d) rates and other charges for services established by the department as provided in 2-17-512(1)(t);
     (e) requests for exceptions as provided for in 2-17-515;
     (f) notification of proposed exemptions by the university system and office of public instruction as provided for in 2-17-516;
     (g) action taken by the department as provided in 2-17-514(1) for any activity that is not in compliance with this part;
     (h) the implementation of major information technology projects and advise the respective governing authority of any issue of concern to the board relating to implementation of the project; and
     (i) financial reports, management reports, and other data as requested by the department;
     (4) study state government's present and future information technology needs and advise the department on the use of emerging technology in state government;
     (5) request information and reports that it considers necessary from any entity using or having access to the statewide telecommunications network or central computer center;
     (6) assist in identifying, evaluating, and prioritizing potential departmental and interagency electronic government services;
     (7) serve as a central coordination point for electronic government services provided by the department and other state agencies;
     (8) study, propose, develop, or coordinate any other activity in furtherance of electronic government services as requested by the governor or the legislature; and
     (9) prepare and submit to the state administration and veterans' affairs interim committee by September 15 in the year preceding the regular legislative session and in the manner provided in 5-11-210 a report including but not necessarily limited to a summary of the board's activities, a review of the electronic government program established under part 11 of this chapter, and any key findings and recommendations that the board presented to the department.

     History: En. Sec. 7, Ch. 313, L. 2001; amd. Sec. 1, Ch. 237, L. 2015; amd. Sec. 1, Ch. 274, L. 2015.

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