WHEREAS, the State of Missouri recognizes the critical importance of technology to its government, industry, and economy; and
WHEREAS, the Office of Information Technology was established by Executive Order 03-26 to develop strategies and policies to improve existing information technology investments and create a plan to establish an infrastructure which supports innovative government management solutions; and
WHEREAS, Executive Order 03-26 provided that for administrative purposes, the Office of Information Technology shall be located within the Office of Administration; and
WHEREAS, the Office of Administration's Division of Information Services was created pursuant to Chapter 37, RSMo, and is the central point for coordinating the data processing policies of the executive branch, promoting economy and efficiency in the use of data processing and telecommunications for the transaction of State business; and
WHEREAS, it appears to be in the best interest of the State of Missouri to consolidate the Office of Information Technology and the Division of Information Services to avoid duplication of activities and administrative costs, thereby achieving economy and efficiency across State government; and
WHEREAS, it is appropriate for this consolidated office to be assigned to the Office of Administration.
NOW THEREFORE, I, Matt Blunt, Governor of the State of Missouri, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and laws of the State of Missouri, including Article IV, Section 12, Missouri Constitution, Chapter 26, RSMo, and the Omnibus State Reorganization Act of 1974, hereby assign the Office of Information Technology to the Office of Administration's Division of Information Services in its entirety with all the authority, powers, duties, functions, records, personnel, property, contracts, budgets, matters pending, and other pertinent vestiges of the Office of Information Technology. Further, the head of the consolidated office shall have the title of Chief Information Officer and Director of the Division of Information Services.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused to be affixed the Great Seal of the State of Missouri, in the City of Jefferson, on this 26th day of January, 2005.
[Matt Blunt's signature]
[Robin Carnahan's signature]
Secretary of State