Creates a state information technology innovation center or iCenter to develop and demonstrate technology solutions with potential benefit to the state and its citizens; facilitates the piloting of potential solutions to state technology requirements.
TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the state technology law, in relation to the creation of a state information technology innovation center
The purpose of this legislation is to allow for the development of a state information technology innovation center to facilitate the examination and analyses of technology that could potentially benefit New York State and its residents.
SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:
This bill amends the state technology law by adding a new section 103-a.
This legislation would permit the state director of the office of information technology services to operate a state information technology innovation center. Currently, New York's leaders in information technology face challenges in non-interoperable technologies, and investments in technologies that may not have functioned as anticipated. The state information technology innovation center would facilitate a site to examine and gauge technologies across agencies prior to acquisition to authenticate functionality, guarantee interoperability, and comprehend the effects that may influence organizational output.
The center would assess developing technologies in cloud computing, security, and other operations, and would ideally substantiate technology that has not been utilized or measured across the state enterprise, but is considered to be strategically important by agency Chief Information Officers. Agencies would have the capability to work with private sector associates to understand best practices, in addition to observing and working with pioneering technology to see if the state government can implement features.
All technology at the innovation center would be solely used for analysis and assessment purposes only. Participation by vendors shall not be interpreted to create any type of preference status, and would not abrogate the requirement that the state director of the office of information technology services ensure that agency and statewide requirements for information technology support are awarded based on a competitive process that follows technology procurement guidelines.
To be determined.
This act shall take effect on the 30th after it shall have become a law.
STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 3095 2015-2016 Regular Sessions IN SENATE February 2, 2015 ___________Introduced by Sen. FUNKE -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Energy and Telecommuni- cations AN ACT to amend the state technology law, in relation to the creation of a state information technology innovation center THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. The state technology law is amended by adding a new section 103-a to read as follows: S 103-A. STATE INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY INNOVATION CENTER. 1. THE DIREC- TOR MAY OPERATE A STATE INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY INNOVATION CENTER OR "ICENTER" TO DEVELOP AND DEMONSTRATE TECHNOLOGY SOLUTIONS WITH POTENTIAL BENEFIT TO THE STATE AND ITS CITIZENS. THE ICENTER MAY FACILITATE THE PILOTING OF POTENTIAL SOLUTIONS TO STATE TECHNOLOGY REQUIREMENTS. IN OPERATING THE ICENTER, THE DIRECTOR SHALL ENSURE THAT ALL STATE LAWS, RULES, AND POLICIES ARE FOLLOWED. VENDOR PARTICIPATION IN THE ICENTER SHALL NOT BE CONSTRUED TO: (A) CREATE ANY TYPE OF PREFERRED STATUS FOR VENDORS; OR (B) ABROGATE THE REQUIREMENT THAT THE DIRECTOR ENSURE THAT AGENCY AND STATEWIDE REQUIREMENTS FOR INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY SUPPORT ARE AWARDED BASED ON A COMPETITIVE PROCESS THAT FOLLOWS TECHNOLOGY PROCUREMENT GUIDELINES. 2. BEGINNING DECEMBER FIRST, TWO THOUSAND FIFTEEN, THE DIRECTOR SHALL REPORT TO THE ASSEMBLY CHAIRMAN OF THE OVERSIGHT, ANALYSIS AND INVESTI- GATION COMMITTEE AND THE SENATE CHAIRMAN OF THE INVESTIGATIONS AND GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS COMMITTEE INCLUDING RANKING MEMBERS FOR EACH COMMITTEE AS WELL AS, THE SPEAKER, THE PRESIDENT OF THE SENATE AND THE GOVERNOR ON A QUARTERLY BASIS ON INITIATIVES BEING DEVELOPED AND IMPLE- MENTED WITHIN THE ICENTER, AS WELL AS ON THE SOURCES AND AMOUNTS OF RESOURCES USED TO SUPPORT THE ICENTER. S 2. This act shall take effect on the thirtieth day after it shall have become a law.EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD04651-01-5