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WHEREAS, Executive Order No. 231 was established during 1983 to facilitate the statewide planning, coordination, and utilization of data processing systems; and
WHEREAS, real progress has been made in utilizing information technology in state government; and
WHEREAS, there still exist many opportunities to use information technology more efficiently and effectively in the management of delivery of services by state agencies; and
WHEREAS, there are a number of broad policy issues that need to be addressed to maximize the benefit from information technology.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Michael S. Dukakis, by virtue of the authority vested in me as supreme executive magistrate, do hereby order that Executive Order 231 be revoked and replaced by this order as follows:
ARTICLE I: Composition of Committee
1.1 The Governor's Advisory Committee on Information Technology (hereafter the "Committee") shall be composed of the Secretary of the Executive Office for Administration and Finance (hereafter "EOAF"), or his/her designee; the EOAF Assistant Secretary for Systems, or his/her designee; the EOAF Assistant Secretary, or his/her designee; and not more than twelve members from the private sector, none of whom may be owners or employees of companies doing computer business with the Commonwealth. The private sector members of the Committee shall be appointed by the Governor and shall serve at the Governor's pleasure.
1.2 The Committee shall be chaired by one member from the private sector designated by the Governor.
ARTICLE II: Mission and Responsibilities of the Committee
2.1 The Committee shall periodically report directly to the Governor.
2.2 The Committee shall be responsible for advising the Governor on the direction the Commonwealth should proceed in utilizing information technologies to improve the management of state government by decreasing the cost of delivering services and increasing the quality and effectiveness of the services delivered.
2.3 The Committee shall be responsible for reviewing the Commonwealth's information processing planning and advising the Governor on issues raised by such planning.
2.4 The Committee shall be responsible for helping the Commonwealth develop a long-range information technology and telecommunications strategy and plan.
2.5 The Committee shall be responsible for advising the Governor on the information technology priorities of the Commonwealth.
2.6 The Committee shall be responsible for special projects in the information technology field as requested by the Governor.
2.7 The Committee shall be responsible for advising the Commonwealth on developing and implementing a strategy for utilizing office automation technology.
ARTICLE III: Agency Cooperation
Agencies within the Commonwealth shall cooperate with and render assistance to the Committee in the performance of its mission.
Given at the Executive Chamber in Boston this 5th day of May in the year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred and eighty-nine, and of the Independence of the United States of America two hundred and 13.
MICHAEL S. DUKAKIS
Commonwealth of Massachusetts
Michael Joseph Connolly
SECRETARY OF THE COMMONWEALTH