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Information Technology Committee

Interim Committee Studies and Assignments

(12 members)

2021 § 14 Study the effectiveness, efficiency, cost, and any cost-savings of the 2019-21 biennium and 2021-23 biennium information technology unification initiatives and the feasibility and desirability of continuing these initiatives. The study must include a review of changes in fees, services, operations, processes, and systems.

2021 § 15 Study costs incurred by the Information Technology Department to deliver core technology services and cybersecurity services to state agencies and political subdivisions. The study must consider the feasibility and desirability of political subdivisions paying their share of the cost of these services.

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 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 a report from the Chief Information Officer, before June 1 of each even-numbered year, regarding the implementation of distributed ledger technologies. (NDCC § 54-59-02.2)

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)

The Information Technology Department shall report to the Legislative Management all disclosed cybersecurity incidents as required by this chapter, including the status of the cybersecurity incident and any response or remediation to mitigate the cybersecurity incident. (2021 House Bill No. 1314 § 1)

During the 2021-22 interim, the Commissioner of University and School Lands shall provide at least one report to the Information Technology Committee regarding the status of the information technology project. (2021 Senate Bill No. 2013 § 5)

During the 2021-22 interim, the Information Technology Department shall report annually to the Legislative Management regarding any efficiencies gained and cost-savings realized as a result of the 2021-23 biennium information technology unification initiative. (2021 Senate Bill No. 2021 § 10)

Legislative Council Staff

  • Levi Kinnischtzke

Vice Chairman

Citizen Members

  • Shawn Riley, Chief Information Officer
    4201 Normandy Street
    Bismarck, ND 58503-1324