WHEREAS, due to the sizable amount of the state of Louisiana's annual IT expenditures, the interests of the citizens of the state would be best served by the development and formulation of a master IT plan which correlates the IT expenditures of the executive branch to the priorities set forth in the state's strategic business plan for the efficient and effective administration of state government;
WHEREAS, Executive Order No. MJF 98-32 was issued on July 9, 1998, to create the position of chief information officer within the Division of Administration (hereafter "CIO") and to direct the CIO to develop, formulate, and implement a master IT plan and reorganize and consolidate the IT related operations and programs of the executive branch of state government; and
WHEREAS, it is necessary to replace Executive Order No. MJF 98-32 to clarify the duties and functions of the CIO;
NOW THEREFORE I, M.J. "MIKE" FOSTER, JR., Governor of the state of Louisiana, by virtue of the authority vested by the Constitution and laws of the state of Louisiana, do hereby order and direct as follows:
SECTION 1:SECTION 2: SECTION 3: The CIO shall be appointed by, and serve at the pleasure of, the governor.
SECTION 4: The salary of the CIO shall be determined by the commissioner of administration. Support staff, office facilities, and operating expenses for the Office of Information Technology and/or the CIO shall be provided by the Division of Administration.
SECTION 5: No provision in this Order shall be interpreted or construed so as to create any right of action, cause of action, and/or substantive, procedural, and/or equitable right enforceable by, or in favor of, any person or entity against the state of Louisiana, any department, commission, board, entity, agency, office, or political subdivision of the state of Louisiana, and/or any officer or employee thereof.
SECTION 6: All departments, commissions, boards, offices, entities, agencies, and officers of the state of Louisiana, or any political subdivision thereof, are authorized and directed to cooperate in the implementation of the provisions of this Order.
SECTION 7: Executive Order No. MJF 98-32, issued on July 9, 1998, is hereby rescinded and terminated.
SECTION 8: This Order is effective upon signature and shall remain in effect until amended, modified, terminated, or rescinded by the governor, or terminated by operation of law.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have set my hand officially and caused to be affixed the Great Seal of the state of Louisiana, at the Capitol, in the city of Baton Rouge, on this 13th day of March, 2001.
M.J. "Mike" Foster, Jr.
Secretary of State