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Information Technology Committee

Interim Committee Studies and Assignments

(11 members)

1021 § 7 Study the Information Technology Department's transition to the run‑grow‑transform model and the information technology unification initiative. The study must include a review of changes in fees, services, operations, processes, and systems.

3004 Study the potential benefit value of blockchain technology implementation and utilization in state government administration and affairs, including a comprehensive assessment of government areas in which blockchain technology can assist with agency affairs and administration, accounting and budgeting, transactions, creating necessary audit trails, authorizing a decision, authenticating authority, and establishing a system of record; and an analytical evaluation of implementing smart contracts to improve efficiencies in contract enforcement, the cost-effectiveness and increased security of utilizing a blockchain technology electronic voting system, and the exploration of other eGovernment services and applications, such as identity management, tax collection, land registry, distribution of benefits, and digital exchanges.

Receive report from the State Board of Higher Education, on request, regarding higher education information technology planning, services, and major projects (NDCC § 15-10-44)

Determine information technology compliance reviews to be conducted by the State Auditor and receive the results of those reviews (NDCC §§ 54-10-28; 54-35-15.4)

Receive a project startup report and a project closeout report from the affected legislative or judicial branch agency regarding any information technology project with a total cost of $500,000 or more (NDCC § 54-35-15.2)

Receive a report from the Chief Information Officer regarding the recommendations of the State Information Technology Advisory Committee relating to the prioritization of proposed major information technology projects and other information technology issues (NDCC § 54-35-15.2)

Receive and review information received from the State Board of Higher Education relating to higher education information technology projects with a total cost of $500,000 or more and receive and review information from the Information Technology Department regarding any information technology project of an executive branch agency with a total cost of between $100,000 and $500,000 (NDCC § 54-35-15.2)

Receive information from the State Board of Higher Education regarding higher education information technology planning, services, and major projects (NDCC § 54-35-15.2)

Review the activities of the Information Technology Department, statewide information technology standards, the statewide information technology plan, and major information technology projects; review cost-benefit analyses of major projects; conduct studies; and make recommendations regarding established or proposed information technology programs and information technology acquisition (NDCC § 54-35-15.2)

Review any information technology project or information technology plan. If the committee determines that the project or plan is at risk of failing to achieve its intended results, the committee may recommend to the Office of Management and Budget the suspension of the expenditure of moneys appropriated for a project or plan. (NDCC § 54-35-15.3)

Receive from the Chief Information Officer recommendations of the Information Technology Department's advisory committee regarding major software projects for consideration and the drafting of appropriate legislation to implement the recommendations (NDCC § 54‑59‑02.1)

Receive report from the Chief Information Officer regarding the coordination of services with political subdivisions and from the Chief Information Officer and the Chief Information Officer of the North Dakota University System regarding coordination of information technology between the Information Technology Department and higher education (NDCC § 54-59-12)

Receive annual report from the Information Technology Department (NDCC § 54-59-19)

Receive report from the Statewide Longitudinal Data System Committee regarding recommendations for further development, cost proposals, proposals for legislation, and recommendations for data sharing governance (NDCC § 54-59-36)

Receive report from the Emergency Services Communications Coordinating Committee by November 1 of each even-numbered year regarding the use of the assessed communications services fee revenue; and receive recommendation regarding changes to the operating standards for emergency services communications, including training or certification standards for dispatchers (NDCC § 57-40.6-12)

Receive a report from the State Department of Health before July 1, 2020, regarding the implementation of electronic access to vital records (2019 House Bill No. 1004, § 7)

Receive a report from the Commissioner of University and School Lands regarding the status of the information technology project (2019 House Bill No. 1013, § 10)

Receive a report by September 1, 2020, from the Information Technology Department regarding its review of service rates charges to state agencies (2019 House Bill No. 1021, § 9)

Receive a report from the Chief Information Officer, before June 1 of each even-numbered year, regarding the implementation of distributed ledger technologies (2019 House Bill No. 1048, § 1)

Receive a report during the 2019-20 interim from the Information Technology Department regarding internal local area network services provided under Senate Bill No. 2318 (2019 Senate Bill No. 2318, § 1)