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75-7201. Definitions. As used in K.S.A. 75-7201 through 75-7212, and amendments thereto:

(a) "Cumulative cost" means the total expenditures, from all sources, for any information technology project by one or more state agencies to meet project objectives from project start to project completion or the date and time the project is terminated if it is not completed.

(b) "Executive agency" means any state agency in the executive branch of government.

(c) "Information technology project" means a project for a major computer, telecommunications or other information technology improvement with an estimated cumulative cost of $250,000 or more and includes any such project that has proposed expenditures for: (1) New or replacement equipment or software; (2) upgrade improvements to existing equipment and any computer systems, programs or software upgrades therefor; or (3) data or consulting or other professional services for such a project.

(d) "Information technology project change or overrun" means any of the following:

(1) Any change in planned expenditures for an information technology project that would result in the total authorized cost of the project being increased above the currently authorized cost of such project by more than either $1,000,000 or 10% of such currently authorized cost of such project, whichever is lower;

(2) any change in the scope of an information technology project, as such scope was presented to and reviewed by the joint committee or the chief information technology officer to whom the project was submitted pursuant to K.S.A. 75-7209, and amendments thereto; or

(3) any change in the proposed use of any new or replacement information technology equipment or in the use of any existing information technology equipment that has been significantly upgraded.

(e) "Joint committee" means the joint committee on information technology.

(f) "Judicial agency" means any state agency in the judicial branch of government.

(g) "Legislative agency" means any state agency in the legislative branch of government.

(h) "Project" means a planned series of events or activities that is intended to accomplish a specified outcome in a specified time period, under consistent management direction within a state agency or shared among two or more state agencies, and that has an identifiable budget for anticipated expenses.

(i) "Project completion" means the date and time when the head of a state agency having primary responsibility for an information technology project certifies that the improvement being produced or altered under the project is ready for operational use.

(j) "Project start" means the date and time when a state agency begins a formal study of a business process or technology concept to assess the needs of the state agency, determines project feasibility or prepares an information technology project budget estimate under K.S.A. 75-7209, and amendments thereto.

(k) "State agency" means any state office or officer, department, board, commission, institution or bureau, or any agency, division or unit thereof.

History: L. 1998, ch. 182, ยง 1; May 21.


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