Technology Committee Update
April 3, 2013

State Budget Includes New Provisions Important to the Technology Sector

Reorganizing Government. Legislature adopts the consolidation of the state’s information technology functions into the office of Information Technology Services (ITS); adopts uniform IT standards across state agencies; integrates the Department of Cybersecurity into ITS; and consolidates additional staff from other agencies into ITS. (S.2605-D / A.3005-D, Part N).

Resilient Information System. Legislature adopts the “Resilient Information System” to create a mobile messaging and social networking apparatus for disaster planning and response. NY-TEXT will allow mobile phone users to receive mass text messages regarding community outages and other pertinent information. (S.2605-D / A.3005-D, Part V).