TECHNOLOGY PROGRAM (Program); OFFICE OF THE STATE CHIEF INFORMATION OFFICERGovernor's Recommendations
2022-23
Current Year Budget
2021-22
Difference
DollarsPositionsDollarsPositionsDollarsPositions
$52,075,78579.00$38,268,69040.00$13,807,09539.00
 

 
Policy Area:  INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Issue:            INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY INFRASTRUCTURE REPLACEMENT

Justification
Governor's Recommendations 2022-23
The Governor's Budget Recommendation for Fiscal Year 2022-23 includes $145,000 in nonrecurring Working Capital Trust Fund budget authority within the Office of the State Chief Information Officer budget entity to provide 44 additional high capacity laptops. Security, Data Management, and Infrastructure Modernization will require high end laptops, while other less technical and non-technical staff could use a lower level laptop. Refreshed computers are needed at all levels to meet the enhanced requirements of Windows 11 and avoid potential security issues as versions of Windows 10 become unsupported. The department has been unable to complete an agency-wide hardware refresh for the last several years and needs to update outdated computers. Many staff are currently working on computers that are overdue for replacement. A systematic computer replacement schedule is necessary to provide staff with resources to effectively carry out job functions, as well as ensure all equipment meets the highest security standards. Computers in circulation range in age from 3 to 7 years old. Newer equipment uses less power, is covered by manufacturer warranty, and supports newer security standards. This issue was requested in the department's Legislative Budget Request.