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2018 legislative session.

Title 32 : Taxation and Finance

Chapter 005 : BUDGET

(Cite as: 32 V.S.A. § 315)
  • § 315. Annual report; information technology

    (a) Annual report. The Agency of Administration shall annually present to the General Assembly a five-year Information Technology (IT) Program. The Program shall be consistent with the planning process established in 22 V.S.A. § 901 and shall include for each fiscal year:

    (1) IT activities estimated to cost $1,000,000.00 or more;

    (2) systemwide performance measures;

    (3) performance measures for projects; and

    (4) the budget for the Department of Information and Innovation (DII).

    (b) IT activities estimated to cost $1,000,000.00 or more.

    (1) For each new proposed project with an estimated total cost that exceeds $1,000,000.00, there shall be:

    (A) a description of the project;

    (B) the justification for the scope of the project;

    (C) an explanation of proposed project management methodology, including the relationship between chosen methodology and project scope;

    (D) a project budget that includes all projected costs, including operating costs and personnel services; and

    (E) a project timeline with projected costs, matched to a detailed list of all estimated funding sources and amounts.

    (2) The reporting requirements set forth in subdivision (1) of this subsection shall not be interpreted or applied to limit the project methodology chosen for any project.

    (3) For each ongoing project with an estimated total cost that exceeds $1,000,000.00, there shall be:

    (A) a budget that includes all costs including operating costs and personnel services;

    (B) a cost benefit analysis, which shall include:

    (i) an explanation of ongoing costs, including training and maintenance, after project implementation;

    (ii) an analysis of the net benefit to the project users, and to the State, from proceeding with the project, in comparison to not proceeding with the project;

    (iii) projected savings, including personnel services, if any, that will result from the project; and

    (iv) other benefits to the project users, and to the State, from proceeding with the project, in comparison to not proceeding with the project; and

    (C) a statement whether any of the information provided pursuant to subdivision (1) of this subsection (b) has changed or is no longer accurate and an explanation of the reasons.

    (c) Systemwide performance measures. The Agency of Administration shall develop systemwide performance measures which analyze the overall performance of the State government IT system. The Program:

    (1) shall indicate the background and utility of the performance measures;

    (2) shall track the performance measures over time;

    (3) where appropriate, shall recommend the setting of targets for the performance measures;

    (4) shall indicate the overall condition of the system; and

    (5) shall indicate potential risks measured by severity and likelihood and plans to mitigate those risks.

    (d) Performance measures. The Agency of Administration shall develop performance measures for projects. The Program:

    (1) shall indicate the background and utility of the performance measures;

    (2) shall track the performance measures over time; and

    (3) shall indicate potential risks measured by severity and likelihood and plans to mitigate those risks.

    (e) The budget for DII. The Program shall include:

    (1) the recommended budget for DII; and

    (2) the DII fee charged to each branch, agency, and department and the services provided.

    (f) Each year following the submission of an IT Program under this section, the Agency shall prepare and make available to the public the Program. (Added 2015, No. 58, § E.145.)