This can include cloud-based offerings, implementation of virtual desktop technology or outsourcing the desktop and paying a “per seat” charge for the hardware, software, maintenance and support. Additionally, OA/OIT needs to build and maintain an agency-wide inventory of computing tools used by employees and develop a technology refresh schedule to ensure that these tools are kept current and provide optimal performance. The commonwealth’s public safety radio system is a critical asset for Pennsylvania’s criminal justice and public safety organizations. OA/OIT will continue to make upgrades, enhancements and expansions to the system to ensure the needs of the using entities are satisfied. Additionally, OA/OIT will work with the appropriate agencies to address new requirements that could be met with the radio system. As OA/OIT transitions to new models for delivering high-quality IT infrastructure and services to its customers, it must balance that effort with enhanced security to ensure the integrity of the commonwealth’s systems, applications and data. To that end, OA/OIT will: • Accelerate the scanning and certification of applications housed at the Enterprise Data Center. • Initiate the process of obtaining SAS-70 security certification for the Enterprise Data Center. • Institute an annual IT security audit to evaluate its IT systems, database servers and network infrastructure.
11 4. Transparency and Public Participation In June 2011, Governor Corbett signed into law Act 18 of 2011 (PennWATCH) which sets forth requirements for creating an online transparency website that will provide the following: • By December 31, 2012 – Create a single, searchable database that details annual appropriation and funding action or expenditure data; all federal and state revenue that has been received and deposited in the state treasury during the previous month; performance measures developed by commonwealth agencies; a searchable, complement database that shows name, title and compensation for employed individuals; and a centralized location to provide access to all agency internet sites for public consumption. • By December 31, 2014 – Provide a description of the appropriation under which the funding action or expenditure is made & the expected and achieved performance outcomes from the funding action or expenditure, if available. • By March 30, 2014 – Provide an annual report to the Governor, and the majority and minority leaders of both the Senate and the House of Representatives that contains statistical information on the usage and performance of the PENNWATCH website. OA/OIT will lead the commonwealth’s efforts at implementing all provisions of Act 18 of 2011 and will also provide direction and coordination to individual agencies as they develop agency- or program-specific transparency applications.
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