2009 Session

Budget Amendments - HB1600 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Nixon
Co-Patron(s): May
Eliminate VITA GF Savings

Item 435.05 #1h

Item 435.05 #1h

First Year - FY2009 Second Year - FY2010
Virginia Information Technologies Agency FY2009 $0 FY2010 $163,145 GF

Page 473, line 8, strike "($510,731)" and insert "($347,586)".

(This amendment reverses a general fund reduction to VITA associated with a proposed consolidation of VITA and the Virginia Enterprise Applications Program (VEAP) Office, an action that a companion amendment seeks to eliminate. House Bill 1600, as introduced by the Governor, makes the VEAP director, as Deputy Chief Information Officer (CIO), responsible to the Governor for many IT governance activities while functioning as a manager within VITA. Productivity enhancements and efficiencies might result from such a merger; however, as proposed the authority and accountability of the Governor, the Information Technology Investment Board, the Secretary of Technology, the CIO and Deputy CIO are ill defined and potentially contradictory. Nor are there consolidation savings prompting the immediate adoption of a combined VITA/VEAP model. As JLARC is currently evaluating VITA – and considering VEAP’s future as well – the Commission’s findings and recommendations later this year are expected to yield a more well-thought-out approach to further IT consolidation, if that is an effective solution.)