§5A-6-2. Definitions.

As used in this article:

“Information systems” means a discrete set of information resources organized for the collection, processing, maintenance, use, sharing, dissemination, or disposition of information.

“Information technology” means any equipment or interconnected system or subsystem of equipment that is used in the automatic acquisition, storage, manipulation, management, movement, control, display, switching, interchange, transmission, or reception of data or information.

“Technology services” means professional services designed to provide functions, maintenance, and support of information technology devices, or services including, but not limited to, computer systems application development and maintenance; systems integration and interoperability; operating systems maintenance and design; computer systems programming; computer systems software support; planning and security relating to information technology devices; data management consultation; information technology education and consulting; information technology planning and standards; and establishment of local area network and workstation management standards.

“Telecommunications” means the preparation, transmission, communication, or related processing of information by electrical, electromagnetic, electromechanical, electro-optical, or electronic means.

“Chief Information Officer” means the person holding the position created in §5A-6-3 of this code and vested with authority to oversee state spending units in planning and coordinating information systems that serve the effectiveness and efficiency of the state and individual state spending units, and further the overall management goals and purposes of government: Provided, That reference to “Chief Technology Officer” in other articles of this code shall mean “Chief Information Officer”.

“Technical infrastructure” means all information systems, information technology, information technology equipment, telecommunications, and technology services as defined in this section.

“Technology project” means a project where technology is a significant component and is either valued at $250,000 or more, or will involve sensitive or restricted data.

“Steering committee” means an internal agency oversight committee established jointly by the Chief Information Officer and the agency proposing the project, which shall include representatives from the Office of Technology and at least one representative from the agency proposing the project.

“Technology portfolio” means a strategic management process documenting relationships between agency missions and information technology and telecommunications investments.