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Tennessee Code Title 4. State Government § 4-3-5502

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The duties and responsibilities of the information systems council include the following:

(1) Developing policy guidelines for the overall management of the state's information systems, which shall include, but not be limited to, the following:

(A) Appropriate hardware and software for the state's data center;

(B) Appropriate security and disaster recovery policies and procedures for the state's information systems environment;

(C) The most appropriate and cost effective use of departmental computer systems, which shall, for the purpose of this policy, include the appropriate use and integration of microcomputers and minicomputers into the state's information management system;

(D) The most appropriate and cost effective telecommunication policies;

(E) Establishment of guidelines for the acquisition of both hardware and software;

(F) Making recommendations to the governor and general assembly regarding amendments to the purchasing laws that would be helpful in establishing and operating information systems;  and

(G) Establishment of effective long-range planning for the state's information management system;  and

(2) To periodically review the overall effectiveness and efficiency with which the state's information systems network is managed.  Such review shall be conducted where appropriate on a department by department basis and shall be for the purpose of identifying weaknesses in the current system as well as opportunities for improvements in each department's information system.  Such reports as may be issued pursuant to this review shall be transmitted to the appropriate agency head, the governor and the speakers of the senate and house of representatives.  Such a review shall include, but not be limited to:

(A) The adequacy of systems development planning and implementation;

(B) Opportunities for increased efficiency through either a reduction of the long run current operating costs for various programs of state government, or the opportunity to provide increased services through more effective use of management information systems, or both;  and

(C) The most appropriate and cost effective hardware and software.

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