Montana Code Annotated 2021



Part 5. Information Technology -- Internet Privacy

Duties Of Board

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 in accordance with 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; amd. Sec. 13, Ch. 261, L. 2021.