WHEREAS, the State of Missouri recognizes the importance of serving the people of Missouri with efficient, competent, responsive and effective state government; and
WHEREAS, the Missouri State Government Review Commission was established by Executive Order 05-05 and charged with the responsibility of examining every Executive Department within our state government to identify opportunities to restructure, retool, reduce, consolidate, or eliminate state government functions in accordance with what would result in the best and most cost-effective service for Missouri citizens; and
WHEREAS, the Commission convened fifty-nine public meetings which included twelve public hearings where hundreds of Missouri citizens gave numerous hours of oral testimony and almost two-thousand pages of written testimony. The Commission considered 563 different, specific proposals that resulted in eighty-four final Commission recommendations; and
WHEREAS, the Missouri State Government Review Commission completed its duties and submitted a report detailing its recommendations; and
WHEREAS, there is a continuing need to implement the necessary recommendations offered by the Commission in order to achieve the overall goal Missouri set out to accomplish which is to improve the efficiency of state government; and
WHEREAS, the Commission recognized a need to better coordinate and update the state's use of information technology; and
WHEREAS, on July 23, 2004, Executive Order 03-26 reestablished the Office of Information Technology and created the Information Technology Advisory Board. The Board was charged with the task of developing recommendations and coordinating programs with information technology elements; and
WHEREAS, the Office of Information Technology has since been renamed the Information Technology Services Division; and
WHEREAS, coordinating and updating the state's use of information technology is related to the duties assigned to the already existing Information Technology Advisory Board; and
WHEREAS, at this time it is necessary to amend Executive Order 03-26 relating to the duties of the Information Technology Services Division and the Information Technology Advisory Board.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, MATT BLUNT, GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF MISSOURI, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the State of Missouri, do hereby reorganize the Information Technology Advisory Board as follows:
The Information Technology Services Division shall have and be directed by a Chief Information Officer that shall be designated by the Commissioner of the Office of Administration. The Chief Information Officer shall serve at the will of the Governor.
The Chief Information Officer will convene an Information Technology Board made up of the Consolidated Agencies Information Technology Directors, other executive branch agencies' Chief Information Officers and other such members as deemed appropriate to provide technology services and solutions for departments and agencies of the state so that they can efficiently serve their customers. The focus will center around, but is not limited to, application development, business continuity and disaster recovery, cyber security and information security, data management, end user support and help desks, mainframe and data centers, network and telecommunications operations and usage, server management and email. Additionally, the Board shall better coordinate and update the state's use of information technology for better customer service to the users of state services for better equipment acquisition and utilization and shall develop and present to the Governor, no later than December 31, 2006, specific, quantifiable objective performance standards which accurately reflect the successful delivery of this mission.
The Chief Information Officer shall have authority to establish a state enterprise information technology and communication architecture that addresses the technology environment for the State of Missouri with respect to information technology principles, governance, technology and standards.
The Chief Information Officer shall have authority to establish state-wide policies with respect to information technology that will contribute to the effective use of information technology within the State of Missouri.
The Chief Information Officer shall annually produce an Information Technology Strategic Plan to serve as a guide for enabling state business program efficiencies where appropriate.
The Chief Information Officer shall annually prepare a report, the State of Information Technology in Missouri, and submit the report by December 1 of each year to the Governor, the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court and the Senate Appropriation and House Budget Chairs for consideration in the state's budget process.
This Executive Order shall not be construed to alter the existing authorities of any executive agency or department, except that all executive agencies and departments are directed to assist the Chief Information Officer in carrying out the purposes of this order.
[Matt Blunt's signature]
[Robin Carnahan's signature]
Secretary of State