The West Virginia Office of Technology (WVOT), under the Department of Administration and its Chief Technology Officer, may, in respect to Executive agencies,
- Develop a unified and integrated structure for information systems for all Executive agencies;
- Establish, based on need and opportunity, priorities and time lines for addressing the information technology requirements of the various Executive agencies of state government;
- Exercise the authority inherent to the Chief Executive of the State as the Governor may, by Executive Order, delegate to overrule and supersede decisions made by the administrators of the various Executive agencies of government with respect to the design and management of information systems and the purchase, lease or acquisition of information equipment and contracts for related services;
- Draw upon staff of other Executive agencies for advice and assistance in the formulation and implementation of administrative and operational plans and policies; and
- Recommend to the Governor transfers of equipment and human resources from any Executive agency and the most effective and efficient uses of the fiscal resources of Executive agencies, to consolidate or centralize information-processing operations.
The Chief Technology Officer and his directors have the knowledge in information technology, the experience in the design and management of information systems, the understanding of the special demands upon government with respect to budgetary constraints and the protection of privacy interests and federal and state standards of accountability to assist agencies in meeting the needs of their constituents.
WVOT's goals are to develop an organized approach to information resource management for this state while providing technical assistance to state entities in the design and management of information systems. Through the planning process, WVOT will evaluate, in conjunction with the information services and communications division, the economic justification, system design and suitability of information equipment and related services, and review and make recommendations on the purchase, lease or acquisition of information equipment and contracts for related services by the state spending units.
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