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The 191st General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Section 1: Definitions

Section 1. As used in this chapter, the following words shall, unless the context clearly requires otherwise, have the following meanings:-

''Chief information officer'' or ''CIO'', the chief information officer of the Massachusetts office of information technology.

''Director'', the director of information technology of an executive office established pursuant to section 2 of chapter 6A.

''Deputy director'', the director of information technology of a state agency.

''Information technology'' or ''IT'', hardware, software, telecommunications equipment and related services designed for the storage, manipulation and retrieval of data by electronic or mechanical means including, but not limited to, personal computers, mainframes, wide and local area networks, servers, mobile or portable computers, peripheral equipment, telephones, wireless communications, handheld devices, cloud-based application and platform services, public safety radio services, facsimile machines, data centers, dedicated training facilities and switching facilities.

''Office'', the Massachusetts office of information technology.

''State agency'', a legal entity of state government established by the general court as an agency, board, bureau, commission, council, department, office or division of the commonwealth with a specific mission and which is subject to the control of the governor or whose administration has been solely appointed by the governor.