INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY ADMINISTRATIVE RULES
The Montana Information Technology Act, effective July 2001, created the position of Chief Information Officer for the state and established guiding principles for the implementation of information technology in state government. A critical component of the act is the recognition by the Legislature and the Governor of the need for a single vision for information technology in state government. The act provides for the development of a strategic plan for information technology in integral piece for establishing the foundation for well-managed deployment and use of information technology in state government.
Rules implementing the Montana Information Technology Act.
Except for exemptions specifically provided for in 2-17-516, MCA, the rules define 1) the development of state agency information technology plans as provided in 2-17-518, MCA, 2) the review and approval process for the acquisition of state agency information technology, 3) the granting of exceptions to these requirements, 4) the establishment of standards and policies, and 5) provide for an appeals process.
It is the policy and intent of the state of Montana to establish a statewide emergency telephone system which will provide access to all emergency public and private safety services from all telephones in the state through the use of the nationally recognized emergency telephone number 9-1-1. It is the purpose of these rules to provide an administrative framework for the accomplishment of this policy. Learn more about the state's 9-1-1 and enhanced 9-1-1 system.
The Department of Administration must approve the installation, modification or removal of all telecommunication systems. In approving installations, modifications and removals, the Department shall consult with and consider the needs of various state agencies and the overall implications to all state telecommunication systems.