Executive Document

This executive document was published in the 01/01/2002, issue, Vol. 2002, No. 25, of the Utah State Bulletin.

Governor's Executive Order: Directing the Chief Information Officer to Develop and Implement Policy Promoting Security of State Information and Information Systems

Issued: 12/11/2001


Directing the Chief Information Officer
To Develop And Implement Policy Promoting
Security Of State Information And Information Systems

WHEREAS, it is in the State of Utah's interest to maintain secure information systems that are properly protected from threats, including error, fraud, embezzlement, improper disclosure, sabotage, terrorism, extortion, industrial espionage, privacy violation, service interruption, and natural disaster.

WHEREAS, security is an integral aspect of maintaining the "quality" of information systems.

WHEREAS, the Chief Information Officer has authority to create policy to guide the development of information systems within state government to achieve maximum economy and quality while preserving optimum user flexibility.

WHEREAS, operational responsibility for enterprise security must be clearly established.

WHEREAS, the Division of Information Technology Services has responsibility for statewide information systems and services, which has included the operational implementation of security measures for these systems.

Now, therefore, I, Michael O. Leavitt, Governor of the State of Utah, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the constitution and laws of the State of Utah, hereby order as follows:

1. The Chief Information Officer shall develop and implement policies promoting the security of State information and information systems.

2. All executive branch agencies shall collaborate in the development of these policies and shall comply with, and cooperate in the implementation of, the policies once they are established.

3. The Division of Information Technology Services, under the direction of the Chief Information Officer, shall be responsible for operational implementation of security policies in cooperation with all executive branch agencies.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and cause to be affixed the Great Seal of the State of Utah. Done at the State Capitol in Salt Lake City, Utah, this 11th day of December, 2001.

(State Seal)



Lieutenant Governor


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