Technology Committee Update
April 3, 2013
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).