Nebraska Revised Statute 86-520

Chapter 86


Chief Information Officer; duties.

The Chief Information Officer shall:

(1) Maintain, in cooperation with the Department of Administrative Services, an inventory of noneducation state government technology assets, including hardware, applications, and databases;

(2) Recommend policies and guidelines for acceptable and cost-effective use of information technology in noneducation state government;

(3) Advise the Governor and Legislature on policy issues affecting noneducation state government related to information technology;

(4) Coordinate efforts among other noneducation state government technology agencies and coordinating bodies;

(5) Implement a strategic, tactical, and project planning process for noneducation state government information technology that is linked to the budget process;

(6) Assist the budget division of the Department of Administrative Services and Legislative Fiscal Analyst in evaluating technology-related budget requests;

(7) Work with each governmental department and noneducation state agency to evaluate and act upon opportunities to more efficiently and effectively deliver government services through the use of information technology;

(8) Recommend to the Governor and Legislature methods for improving the organization and management of data by noneducation agencies to achieve the goals of making information sharable and reusable, eliminating redundancy of data and programs, improving the quality and usefulness of data, and improving access to data, and implement such recommendations as the Governor or Legislature may direct;

(9) Monitor the status of major noneducation state government technology projects;

(10) Establish and maintain Network Nebraska pursuant to section 86-5,100;

(11) Apply in aggregate for reimbursements from the federal Universal Service Fund pursuant to section 254 of the Telecommunications Act of 1996, 47 U.S.C. 254, as such section existed on January 1, 2006, on behalf of school districts requesting to be included in such aggregated application;

(12) Administer such funds as may be appropriated to the Chief Information Officer by the Legislature;

(13) Monitor the status of information technology projects that are enterprise projects;

(14) Collect information from state agencies, boards, and commissions as provided in section 86-524.01; and

(15) Complete other tasks as assigned by the Governor.