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The Office shall perform such functions as may be assigned to it, and shall provide, through central management, planning, integration, purchasing and contracting of County information technology resources into a County information technology system which will effectively and efficiently serve all levels of County government. In carrying out this primary function the Office shall perform such functions as may be assigned to it including the following:
(a) Recommend strategic direction, technology standards and application solutions to the Chief Administrative Officer.
(b) Manage and monitor vendor performance and contracts, negotiate and process contract change orders, and perform billing analysis and approval.
(c) Manage retained County information technology functions including strategic and operational planning, business process reengineering and validation and verification.
(d) Coordinate all information technology activities of the County, including, review and recommendation on any existing or proposed information technology and telecommunication services, operations, and technologies as referred by the Chief Administrative Officer.
(e) Provide coordination and guidelines for County departments concerning retained and/or internal information technology and telecommunications systems and related equipment.
(f) Develop and recommend strategic technology plans, application and system requirements, architectural and security plans, and other related duties to ensure state-of-the-art information technology and telecommunication services as assigned by the Chief Administrative Officer.
(g) Oversee internal quality assurance and information technology and telecommunication projects.
(h) Perform risk analysis and mitigation.
(i) Oversee business process reengineering for enterprise resources related to information technology and telecommunication systems.
(j) Perform relationship management between County departments and information technology/telecommunication contractors and vendors.
(k) Work with County groups, departments and offices to bring leading technology to streamline business processes and improve customer services.
(Added by Ord. No. 9034 (N.S.), effective 6-10-99)