Statutes Regarding IT Oversight

Vermont Statute 22 V.S.A. § 901 states the Department of Information and Innovation (DII) shall have responsibilities assigned to it by law; including (but not limited to) the following IT Activities:

(a) The Department of Information and Innovation, created in 3 V.S.A. § 2283b, shall have all the responsibilities assigned to it by law, including the following:

  1. to provide direction and oversight for all activities directly related to information technology and information security, including telecommunications services, information technology equipment, software, accessibility, and networks in State government. As used in this section, "information security" is defined as in 3 V.S.A. § 2222(a)(9);
  2. to manage wide-area network connectivity within State government;
  3. to review all information technology and information security requests for proposal in accordance with Agency of Administration policies;
    1. to review and approve information technology activities within State government with a cost in excess of $100,000.00, and annually submit to the General Assembly a strategic plan and a budget for information technology as required of the Secretary of Administration by 3 V.S.A. § 2222(a)(9). As used in this section, "information technology activities" is defined as in 3 V.S.A. § 2222(a)(10);
    2. to provide oversight, monitoring, and control of information technology activities within State government with a cost in excess of $100,000.00. The cost of the oversight, monitoring, and control shall be assessed to the entity requesting the activity;
    3. to review and approve in accordance with Agency of Administration policies the assignment of appropriate project managers for information technology activities within State government with a cost in excess of $500,000.00; and
    4. to provide standards for the management, organization, and tracking of information technology activities within State government with a cost in excess of $100,000.00;
  4. to administer the independent review responsibilities of the Secretary of Administration described in 3 V.S.A. § 2222(g);
  5. to perform the responsibilities of the Secretary of Administration under 30 V.S.A. § 227b;
  6. to administer communication, information, and technology services, which are transferred from the Department of Buildings and General Services;
  7. to inventory technology assets within State government;
  8. to coordinate information technology and information security training within State government;
  9. to support the statewide development of broadband telecommunications infrastructure and services, in a manner consistent with the telecommunications plan prepared pursuant to 30 V.S.A. § 202d and community development objectives established by the Agency of Commerce and Community Development, by:
    1. purchasing telecommunications services or facilities at rates competitive within the national marketplace;
    2. sharing bandwidth with service providers or other users;
    3. establishing equipment colocation arrangements with service providers; or
    4. making other reasonable arrangements;
  10. to provide technical support and services to the Departments of Human Resources and of Finance and Management for the statewide central accounting and encumbrance system, the statewide budget development system, the statewide human resources management system, and other Agency of Administration systems as may be assigned by the Secretary;
  11. not later than July 1, 2013, to adopt rules requiring the auditing and updating of State websites;
  12. to review and approve in accordance with Agency of Administration policies all new information technology position requests and new information technology classifications within State government; and
  13. upon request from the General Assembly or the Judicial Branch, to consult with or provide technical support and services to the General Assembly or the Judicial Branch regarding information technology and information security.