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The Florida Statutes

The 2004 Florida Statutes

Title XIX
Chapter 282
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Section 282.20, Florida Statutes 2004

282.20  Technology Resource Center.--

(1)(a)  The State Technology Office shall operate and manage the Technology Resource Center.

(b)  For the purposes of this section, the term:

1.  "Information-system utility" means a full-service information-processing facility offering hardware, software, operations, integration, networking, and consulting services.

2.  "Customer" means a state agency or other entity which is authorized to utilize the SUNCOM Network pursuant to this part.

(2)  The Technology Resource Center shall:

(a)  Serve the office and other customers as an information-system utility.

(b)  Cooperate with customers to offer, develop, and support a wide range of services and applications needed by users of the Technology Resource Center.

(c)  Cooperate with the Florida Legal Resource Center of the Department of Legal Affairs and other state agencies to develop and provide access to repositories of legal information throughout the state.

(d)  Cooperate with the office to facilitate interdepartmental networking and integration of network services for its customers.

(e)  Assist customers in testing and evaluating new and emerging technologies that could be used to meet the needs of the state.

(3)  The office may contract with customers to provide any combination of services necessary for agencies to fulfill their responsibilities and to serve their users.

(4)  The Technology Resource Center may plan, design, establish pilot projects for, and conduct experiments with information technology resources, and may implement enhancements in services when such implementation is cost-effective. Funding for experiments and pilot projects shall be derived from service revenues and may not exceed 5 percent of the service revenues for the Technology Resource Center for any single fiscal year. Any experiment, pilot project, plan, or design must be approved by the Chief Information Officer.

(5)  Notwithstanding the provisions of s. 216.272, the Technology Resource Center may spend funds in the reserve account of the Technology Enterprise Operating Trust Fund for enhancements to center operations or for information technology resources. Any expenditure of reserve account funds must be approved by the Chief Information Officer. Any funds remaining in the reserve account at the end of the fiscal year may be carried forward and spent as approved by the Chief Information Officer, provided that such approval conforms to any applicable provisions of chapter 216.

History.--s. 3, ch. 94-226; s. 10, ch. 94-340; s. 12, ch. 97-241; s. 13, ch. 97-286; s. 48, ch. 99-13; s. 13, ch. 2000-164; s. 18, ch. 2001-261.

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