§5A-6-2. Definitions

Published: 2015

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WVC 5 A- 6 - 2

§5A-6-2. Definitions.

As used in this article:

(a) "Information systems" means computer-based information

equipment and related services designed for the automated

transmission, storage, manipulation and retrieval of data by

electronic or mechanical means;

(b) "Information technology" means data processing and

telecommunications hardware, software, services, supplies,

personnel, maintenance, training and includes the programs and

routines used to employ and control the capabilities of data

processing hardware;

(c) "Information equipment" includes central processing units,

front-end processing units, miniprocessors, microprocessors and

related peripheral equipment, including data storage devices,

networking equipment, services, routers, document scanners, data

entry equipment, terminal controllers, data terminal equipment,

computer-based word processing systems other than memory


(d) "Related services" includes feasibility studies, systems

design, software development and time-sharing services whether

provided by state employees or others;

(e) "Telecommunications" means any transmission, emission or

reception of signs, signals, writings, images or sounds of

intelligence of any nature by wire, radio or other electromagnetic

or optical systems. The term includes all facilities and equipment performing those functions that are owned, leased or used by the

executive agencies of state government;

(f) "Chief Technology Officer" means the person holding the

position created in section three of this article and vested with

authority to oversee state spending units in planning and

coordinating information systems that serve the effectiveness and

efficiency of the state and individual state spending units and

further the overall management goals and purposes of government;

(g) "Technical infrastructure" means all information systems,

information technology, information equipment, telecommunications

and related services as defined in this section;

(h) "Information technology project" means the process by

which telecommunications, automated data processing, databases, the

internet, management information systems and related information,

equipment, goods and services are planned, procured and


(i) "Major information technology project" means any

information technology project estimated to cost more than one

hundred thousand dollars or require more than three hundred man

hours to complete; and

(j) "Steering committee" means an internal agency oversight

committee established jointly by the Chief Technology Officer and

the agency requesting the project, which shall include

representatives from the Office of Technology and at least one

representative from the agency requesting the project.

Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2015 Regular Session

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