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Agency for State Technology reorganization plan moves forward

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The House on Wednesday accepted the Senate’s budget language to reorganize the Agency for State Technology. “The House initially pushed for a complete overhaul of the state’s IT services, which included replacing the agency, but late in the budget negotiations a deal to keep the agency while making changes emerged,” Legislative IQ powered by LobbyTools reported. Proviso language includes the appointment of a “chief data officer.” Jason Allison resigned as head of the agency and the state’s Chief Information Officer in February. He…

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Senate panel OKs bill to create chief data officer

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A bill creating a “chief data officer” position in the Agency for State Technology easily cleared its first Senate panel. The Senate Governmental Oversight and Accountability Committee OK’d the legislation (SB 362) unanimously on Tuesday. It also establishes a “Geographic Information Office” within the agency. “GIS activities are fragmented across the state with duplication of data collection and storage,” a staff analysis said. “Standards are followed inconsistently, and information is not immediately accessible when needed by law enforcement, emergency management, and the State Fire Marshal.”…

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