2017 ORS 276A.203¹
State Chief Information Officer
  • qualifications
  • duties
  • Enterprise Information Resources Management Strategy
  • rules

(1) The office of the State Chief Information Officer is established in the Oregon Department of Administrative Services for the purpose of directing, coordinating and overseeing state information technology and telecommunications in accordance with ORS 276A.206 (Oversight of state information and telecommunications technology by State Chief Information Officer) and other statutes, rules and policies that govern the state’s or state agencies’ budgeting, planning, acquiring, managing, overseeing and using telecommunications and information technology.

(2) The Governor shall appoint the State Chief Information Officer, who serves at the pleasure of the Governor. The State Chief Information Officer may adopt rules in accordance with ORS chapter 183 to exercise and carry out the duties, functions and powers committed to the State Chief Information Officer under ORS 276A.206 (Oversight of state information and telecommunications technology by State Chief Information Officer) and other statutes, rules or policies that commit functions to the State Chief Information Officer.

(3) The State Chief Information Officer must be a person who, by training and experience, is well qualified to:

(a) Perform the duties that the Governor specifies; and

(b) Carry out the functions specified in ORS 276A.206 (Oversight of state information and telecommunications technology by State Chief Information Officer) and in other statutes, rules or policies that commit functions to the State Chief Information Officer.

(4)(a) The State Chief Information Officer shall:

(A) Serve as the Governor’s chief advisor concerning information resources, information technology, information systems, geographic information systems, information systems security and telecommunications.

(B) Implement and maintain an information technology governance program for the executive department.

(C) Adopt rules, policies and standards for budgeting, planning, acquiring, installing, operating and overseeing telecommunications and information technology for the executive department.

(D) Review and make recommendations to the Governor and the Legislative Assembly concerning state agency information technology budget requests.

(E) Adopt plans, rules, policies and standards for the executive department concerning geographic information systems and geographic data.

(F) Adopt state information systems security plans, rules, policies and standards for the executive department.

(G) Assess state agencies each biennium to evaluate compliance with the State Chief Information Officer’s rules, policies and standards and provide results of the assessments to the Governor and to the Joint Legislative Committee on Information Management and Technology.

(H) Develop and promote training programs in information technology, information systems security, geographic information systems, enterprise architecture and project and portfolio management.

(I) Enhance sharing and coordination among federal, tribal, regional, state government and local government entities in this state with respect to geographic information systems and geographic data.

(J) Oversee information technology and telecommunications procurements as provided in ORS 279A.050 (Procurement authority) (7).

(K) Conduct a market analysis each biennium to determine whether the state data center is the most effective and efficient method for providing information technology and information resources to state agencies and other users. In conducting the market analysis, the State Chief Information Officer shall consider best practices and trends among federal, state and local government entities and the extent to which new or emerging technologies affect how the state provides information technology and information resources. The State Chief Information Officer shall provide the results of the analysis to the Governor and to the Joint Legislative Committee on Information Management and Technology and may recommend changes in the information technology and information resources that the state data center provides or in methods that the state data center uses to provide information technology and information resources.

(L) Identify information technology services that the State Chief Information Officer recommends for design, delivery and management as enterprise or shared information technology services and, each biennium, report to the Governor and the Joint Legislative Committee on Information Management and Technology concerning the status of new enterprise or shared information technology services.

(M) Adopt or update each biennium an Enterprise Information Resources Management Strategy for the state. In addition to the functions described in ORS 276A.236 (Enterprise information resources management), the Enterprise Information Resources Management Strategy must provide for integrating statewide technology initiatives, ensuring compliance with information technology rules, policies and standards, promoting coordination, consolidation and alignment of information resources and technologies and effectively managing the state’s and state agencies’ information technology portfolios. In developing the Enterprise Information Resources Management Strategy, the State Chief Information Officer shall consult with and consider advice and suggestions from the department, state agencies and local governments, from private sector information technology experts, from the Legislative Fiscal Officer, from the Joint Legislative Committee on Information Management and Technology or from individual members of the Legislative Assembly that the President of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives appoint for the purpose of consulting with the State Chief Information Officer under this subsection.

(N) Identify and recommend to the Governor, within the State Chief Information Officer’s biennial budget request, resources that are necessary to implement the Enterprise Information Resources Management Strategy.

(O) Develop standards, protocols and procedures for executive department agencies to use in searching for and identifying requested public records that are retained in electronic form and to use in fulfilling public records requests that seek records in electronic form.

(b) As used in this subsection:

(A) “Executive department” has the meaning given that term in ORS 174.112 (“Executive department” defined), except that “executive department” does not include the Secretary of State in performing the duties of the constitutional office of Secretary of State or the State Treasurer in performing the duties of the constitutional office of State Treasurer.

(B) “Geographic data” means digital data that consist of geographic or projected map coordinate values, identification codes and associated descriptive data to locate and describe boundaries or features on, above or below the surface of the earth, demographic data or related data.

(C) “Geographic information system” means hardware, software, and data for capturing, managing, analyzing and displaying geographic data.

(D) “Information system” means computers, hardware, software, storage media, networks, operational procedures and processes used in collecting, processing, storing, sharing or distributing information within, or with any access beyond ordinary public access to, the state’s shared computing and network infrastructure.

(E) “State government” has the meaning given that term in ORS 174.111 (“State government” defined).

(5) The State Chief Information Officer may:

(a) Organize and reorganize the office of the State Chief Information Officer in the manner the State Chief Information Officer considers necessary to conduct the work of the office of the State Chief Information Officer properly.

(b) Divide the office of the State Chief Information Officer into administrative programs, units or sections and appoint an individual to administer each program, unit or section that the State Chief Information Officer establishes under this subsection. The individual the State Chief Information Officer appoints serves at the pleasure of the State Chief Information Officer and must be well qualified by technical training and experience in the functions the individual will perform. The State Chief Information Officer’s actions under this paragraph are subject to ORS chapter 240.

(c) Appoint subordinate officers and employees of the office of the State Chief Information Officer, prescribe the officers’ and employees’ duties and fix compensation for the officers and employees. The State Chief Information Officer’s actions under this paragraph are subject to ORS chapter 240.

(d) Delegate to an employee of the office of the State Chief Information Officer or to another individual any duty, function or power that the State Chief Information Officer may exercise or perform under ORS 276A.206 (Oversight of state information and telecommunications technology by State Chief Information Officer) or under other statutes, rules or policies that commit functions to the State Chief Information Officer. For the purpose of performing an official act in the State Chief Information Officer’s name, the State Chief Information Officer may delegate a duty, function or power by means of an interagency agreement, an intergovernmental agreement in accordance with ORS chapter 190 or a contract. An official act that an individual performs in the name of the State Chief Information Officer under a delegation from the State Chief Information Officer under this paragraph is an official act of the State Chief Information Officer. [Formerly 291.039]

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 276A—Information Technology, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors276A.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
 
2 OregonLaws.org contains the con­tents of Volume 21 of the ORS, inserted along­side the per­tin­ent statutes. See the preface to the ORS An­no­ta­tions for more information.
 
3 OregonLaws.org assembles these lists by analyzing references between Sections. Each listed item refers back to the current Section in its own text. The result reveals relationships in the code that may not have otherwise been apparent.