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The 193rd General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Section 6: Appointment of secretariat chief information officer (SCIO) of each executive office; duties; IT strategy plan; compliance reviews

Section 6. (a) The secretary of each executive office established pursuant to section 2 of chapter 6A shall, in consultation with and approval by the secretary, appoint an SCIO of each executive office who shall report to the secretary of that executive office and to the secretary of technology services and security. Each SCIO shall manage all activities concerning information technology within the executive office and supervise all information technology personnel.

(b) Each SCIO shall manage the information technology personnel needs of their respective executive offices. Each SCIO shall develop an IT strategic plan for the executive office that shall be approved by the CIO that sets forth: (i) operational and project priorities; (ii) budgets; (iii) planned procurements; (iv) efficiency goals; (v) security initiatives; and (vi) staffing plans.

(c) The secretary shall supervise the activities of all SCIOs and may conduct annual compliance reviews across the executive offices to ensure full compliance with statutes, regulations, policies, standards and contractual obligations related to information technology and security.