The Legislature finds that enhancing communication, consensus building, coordination, and facilitation with respect to issues concerning enterprise information technology resources are essential to improving the management of such resources. (1) There is created an Agency Chief Information Officers Council to:
(a) Enhance communication and collaboration among the Agency Chief Information Officers and the Agency for Enterprise Information Technology.
(b) Identify and recommend best practices that are characteristic of highly successful technology organizations, as well as exemplary information technology applications for use by state agencies, and assist the Agency for Enterprise Information Technology in developing strategies for implementing the enterprise information technology services established in law and developing recommendations for enterprise information technology policy.
(c) Identify efficiency opportunities among state agencies and make recommendations for action to the Agency for Enterprise Information Technology. This includes recommendations relating to the consolidation of agency data center and computing facilities, including operational policies, procedures and standards for the consolidated facilities, and procedures and standards for planning the migration to consolidated facilities.
(d) Assist the Agency for Enterprise Information Technology in identifying critical enterprise information technology issues and, when appropriate, make recommendations for solving enterprise resource planning and management deficiencies.
(e) Annually, by October 1, identify information technology products, as defined in s. 282.0041, which, if purchased in a consolidated manner, would result in savings to the state, and develop recommendations regarding a process for consolidating such purchases. The council shall transmit its recommendations to the Agency for Enterprise Information Technology.
(2) Members of the council shall include the Agency Chief Information Officers, including the Chief Information Officers of the agencies and governmental entities, except that there shall be one Chief Information Officer selected by the state attorneys and one Chief Information Officer selected by the public defenders. The council shall appoint a chair, vice chair, and secretary from among its members to a 1-year term each. The council shall establish procedures governing council business.
(3) The Agency for Enterprise Information Technology shall provide administrative support to the council.