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AB-2087 State government operations: technology modernization.(2017-2018)

As Amends the Law Today


 Chapter 27 (commencing with Section 7588) is added to Division 7 of Title 1 of the Government Code, to read:

CHAPTER  27. Modernizing Government Technology Act of 2018
 (a) This chapter shall be known, and may be cited, as the Modernizing Government Technology Act of 2018.
(b) The Legislature finds and declares the following:
(1) Technology is constantly advancing and changing the ways in which the working world operates.
(2) In most organizations, it is necessary to have the latest technologies to achieve the level of productivity required to meet the demands of a modern, fast-paced working environment.
(3) California’s state government has fallen behind on the incorporation of technology into its daily operations and cannot take advantage of the many benefits that derive from modernization of the workplace.
(c) The objectives of this chapter are as follows:
(1) To create flexible, family friendly workplaces.
(2) To establish efficient and streamlined processes.
(3) To achieve cost savings.
(4) To reduce carbon emissions.
(5) To enhance the transparency of public information.
(6) To increase cybersecurity.
(7) To encourage the use of cloud computing and other innovative platforms and technologies.
 For purposes of this chapter, “state agency” means every state office, department, division, bureau, board, and commission, and the Legislature.
 (a) Not later than January 1, 2020, each state agency shall, in consultation with the Department of Technology, establish modernization goals that will achieve one or more of the objectives set forth in Section 7588, including, but not limited to, goals for the following:
(1) Modernization of the agency’s information technology system.
(2) Usage of technologies that will improve the efficiency of the agency.
(b) Upon establishment of modernization goals pursuant to subdivision (a), an agency shall create an implementation and cost assessment plan for achieving those goals.