282.322 Special monitoring process for designated information resources management projects.—For each information resources management project which is designated for special monitoring in the General Appropriations Act, with a proviso requiring a contract with a project monitor, the Technology Review Workgroup established pursuant to s. 216.0446, in consultation with each affected agency, shall be responsible for contracting with the project monitor. Upon contract award, funds equal to the contract amount shall be transferred to the Technology Review Workgroup upon request and subsequent approval of a budget amendment pursuant to s. 216.292. With the concurrence of the Legislative Auditing Committee, the office of the Auditor General shall be the project monitor for other projects designated for special monitoring. However, nothing in this section precludes the Auditor General from conducting such monitoring on any project designated for special monitoring. In addition to monitoring and reporting on significant communications between a contracting agency and the appropriate federal authorities, the project monitoring process shall consist of evaluating each major stage of the designated project to determine whether the deliverables have been satisfied and to assess the level of risks associated with proceeding to the next stage of the project. The major stages of each designated project shall be determined based on the agency’s information systems development methodology. Within 20 days after an agency has completed a major stage of its designated project or at least 90 days, the project monitor shall issue a written report, including the findings and recommendations for correcting deficiencies, to the agency head, for review and comment. Within 20 days after receipt of the project monitor’s report, the agency head shall submit a written statement of explanation or rebuttal concerning the findings and recommendations of the project monitor, including any corrective action to be taken by the agency. The project monitor shall include the agency’s statement in its final report, which shall be forwarded, within 7 days after receipt of the agency’s statement, to the agency head, the inspector general’s office of the agency, the Executive Office of the Governor, the appropriations committees of the Legislature, the Joint Legislative Auditing Committee, the Technology Review Workgroup, the President of the Senate, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, and the Office of Program Policy Analysis and Government Accountability. The Auditor General shall also receive a copy of the project monitor’s report for those projects in which the Auditor General is not the project monitor.
History.—s. 23, ch. 94-340; s. 11, ch. 97-100; s. 16, ch. 97-286; s. 23, ch. 98-73; s. 30, ch. 98-136; s. 40, ch. 99-399; s. 27, ch. 2001-261; s. 11, ch. 2007-105; s. 20, ch. 2008-116.