(a) In order to provide a systematic process for meeting the State's technology needs, the State Chief Information Officer shall develop a biennial State Information Technology Plan (Plan). The Plan shall be transmitted to the General Assembly by February 1 of each regular session.
(b) The Plan shall include the following elements:
(1) An inventory of current information technology assets and major projects currently in progress. As used in this subdivision, the term "major project" includes projects subject to review and approval under G.S. 147-33.72C.
(2) An evaluation and estimation of the significant unmet needs for information technology resources over a five-year time period. The Plan shall rank the unmet needs in priority order according to their urgency.
(3) A statement of the financial requirements posed by the significant unmet needs, together with a recommended funding schedule for each major project currently in progress or recommended for initiation during the upcoming fiscal biennium.
(4) An analysis of opportunities for statewide initiatives that would yield significant efficiencies or improve effectiveness in State programs.
(c) Each executive agency shall biennially develop an agency information technology plan that includes the information required under subsection (b) of this section. The Office of Information Technology Services shall consult with and assist agencies in the preparation of these plans. Each agency shall submit its plan to the State Chief Information Officer by October 1 of each even-numbered year. (2004-129, s. 2; 2013-329, s. 1.)
Last modified: March 23, 2014