Amendment #306 to H3800

An Act relative to the operation of the Executive Office of Technology Services and Security

Mr. Puppolo of Springfield moves to amend the bill, in section 2, in item 1790-0100, by striking out the wording and inserting in place thereof the following wording:- “For the operation of the executive office of technology services and security;

 

provided, that the executive office shall continue a charge back system for its information technology services;

 

provided further, that the state comptroller shall establish accounts and procedures to assist in accomplishing the purposes of this item;

 

provided further, that the chief information officer shall review and approve any planned information technology development project or

 

purchase by any agency under the authority of the governor for which the total projected cost exceeds $200,000, including the cost of any related hardware, software or consulting fees, and regardless of fiscal year or source of funds, before the agency may obligate funds for the project or purchase;

 

and provided further, that the chief information officer may establish rules and procedures necessary to implement this item ;

 

provided further, that the office shall continue conducting audits and surveys to identify and realize savings in the acquisition and maintenance of communications lines;

 

provided further, that the chief information officer shall file a status report with the house and senate committees on ways and means not later than May 29, 2020, with actual and projected savings and expenditures for the audits in the fiscal year ending June 30, 2020;

 

provided further, that the state comptroller shall establish accounts and procedures as the comptroller deems appropriate and necessary to assist in accomplishing the purposes of this item;

 

provided further, that the executive office may establish rules and procedures necessary to implement this item;

 

and provided further, that the executive office shall file a report with the secretary of administration and finance and the house and senate committees on ways and means not later than December 13, 2019 that shall include, but not be limited to, the following:

 

(a) financial statements detailing savings realized from the consolidation of information technology services within each executive office and other initiatives;

 

(b) the number of personnel assigned to the information technology services within each executive office;

 

(c) efficiencies that have been achieved from the sharing of resources;

 

(d) the status of the centralization of the commonwealth's information technology infrastructure; (e) the status of the commonwealth's cybersecurity; and

 

(f) strategies and initiatives to further improve the efficiency and security of the commonwealth's information technology”