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STATE PROFILES   |   South Dakota

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David Zolnowsky
Commissioner
Bureau of Information and Telecommunications

(605) 773-4165

Year Appointed: 2012

Other Information

CIO Statute: Statute 1-33-44 & 1-33-45

1-33-44 which states: 1-33-44. Installation of data processing, telecommunication and office equipment -- Approval of requests. The Bureau of Information and Telecommunications shall develop, install, and direct office systems technology, software, and services; telecommunication equipment, software, and services; and data processing equipment, software, and services to serve statewide needs. The Bureau of Information and Telecommunications may approve, disapprove, or modify requests of departments, agencies, commissions, institutions, or any other units of state government which involve the acquisition by lease or purchase of any office systems technology, software, and services; telecommunication equipment, software, and services; and data processing equipment, software, and services.

The bureau shall take into consideration the unique needs of the separate legislative and judicial branches of government, the constitutional offices, and the Public Utilities Commission when evaluating requests for software acquisition. Nothing in this section may be construed to prevent the legislative and judicial branches of government, the constitutional offices, and the Public Utilities Commission from carrying out their separate functions or responsibilities.

Also statute 1-33-45 states: 1-33-45. Service agency for data processing -- Agreements with political subdivisions. The Bureau of Information and Telecommunications, at the direction and under the control of the Governor, and subject to the provisions of this chapter, shall develop and administer a service agency whose primary purpose shall be to serve statewide needs relating to automatic data processing services and to provide such services for any department, agency, commission, institution, or any other units of state government and for any of the political subdivisions of the state. The commissioner of information and telecommunications is hereby authorized to enter into agreements with any political subdivision for such purposes, and any political subdivision is hereby authorized to enter into such agreements for automatic data processing services.


IT Office Authority: Computer operations; Data management; Systems programming support; Information systems development; Public broadcasting; Telephony; Networking; PCs; Help desk services


IT Procurement Responsibility: State Procurement Office and Bureau of Information and Telecommunications


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