Policy

Florida Senate Approves Bill Reorganizing State's IT

Executive director of new agency to be the chief information officer of the state and the executive sponsor for all enterprise information technology projects.

by / April 30, 2007 0
The Florida Senate today approved SB 1974, which would
  • Create the Agency for Enterprise Information Technology within the Executive Office of the Governor
  • Provide for the Governor and Cabinet to be the head of the agency
  • Require that the agency be a separate budget entity that is not subject to the control of the Executive Office of the Governor
  • Provide for an executive director of the agency to be subject to confirmation by the Senate
  • Provide for the executive director to be the chief information officer of the state and the executive sponsor for all enterprise information technology projects, and more.

The 42-page bill is sponsored by Sen. Al Lawson, D-Tallahassee, who heads the Senate's Governmental Operations Committee. Lawson was quoted by the Tallahassee Democrat, saying that ''We have a track record of busted projects and broken budgets.''


Wayne Hanson

Wayne E. Hanson served as a writer and editor with e.Republic from 1989 to 2013, having worked for several business units including Government Technology magazine, the Center for Digital Government, Governing, and Digital Communities. Hanson was a juror from 1999 to 2004 with the Stockholm Challenge and Global Junior Challenge competitions in information technology and education.