2011 ORS § 291.037¹
Legislative findings on information resources

The Legislative Assembly finds and declares that:

(1) Information is a strategic asset of the state which must be managed as a valuable state resource.

(2) The expanding need, use and importance of information resources in this state require strong and effective management by both individual agencies and the state as a whole.

(3) The state must establish management procedures to assure a framework for the review, improvement, integration, development, security and use of information resources. Principal objectives for information resources management are improved productivity of state workers, better public access to public information, increased effectiveness in the delivery of services provided by the various agencies and enhancing development of the telecommunication infrastructure available to the public.

(4) Effective information resources management requires:

(a) A specific statewide strategic plan, including management and technical policy;

(b) Comprehensive planning of the design, acquisition, security and use of information resources;

(c) The operation of communications systems and information resources that respond to the management information needs of agencies and programs; and

(d) Consideration of the impact of information resources management activities on the development and vitality of telecommunications infrastructure available to the public.

(5) Although each agency is responsible for its information resources, centralized information resource management must also exist to:

(a) Provide statewide rules and standards;

(b) Monitor and insure compliance with those rules and standards;

(c) Provide management and technical assistance; and

(d) Insure that the information resources management needs of state government and its programs are addressed along with the needs of the individual agencies. [1991 c.531 §1]

Note: 291.037 (Legislative findings on information resources) was enacted into law by the Legislative Assembly but was not added to or made a part of ORS chapter 291 or any series therein by legislative action. See Preface to Oregon Revised Statutes for further explanation.