Executive Document

This executive document was published in the 11/15/2003, issue, Vol. 2003, No. 22, of the Utah State Bulletin.

Governor, Administration: Governor's Executive Order: Creating the Utah Wireless Integrated Network Board

Issued: November 7, 2003

(DAR NOTE: This Executive Order is superseded by Executive Order 2007-0002, issued 03/08/2007.)


EXECUTIVE ORDER

Creating the Utah Wireless Integrated Network Board

WHEREAS, it is in the interest of the state to provide voice and data technology resources and services that facilitate interoperability among state and other agencies delivering public safety, homeland security, and other vital services to citizens;

WHEREAS, the agencies that serve the interests of public safety, homeland security, and other vital services are operating on multiple technologies provided by multiple agencies and vendors that are often not interoperable;

WHEREAS, it is in the interest of the state to leverage existing infrastructure with emerging technologies to create an interoperable voice and data network that supports the delivery of public safety, homeland security, and other vital services;

WHEREAS, the development of interoperable services and related technologies requires a high level of coordination and communication among entities providing such services;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Olene S. Walker, Governor of the State of Utah, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the laws and Constitution of the State of Utah, hereby order the following:

1. There is created the Utah Wireless Integrated Network Board.

2. The board shall:

a. Promote wireless technology information and interoperability among local, state, federal, and other agencies.

b. Provide a mechanism for coordinating and resolving wireless communication issues among local, state, federal, and other agencies.

c. Coordinate statewide efforts for implementation of interoperable statewide voice and data networks.

d. Improve data and information sharing and coordination of multi-jurisdictional responses using the Utah Wireless Integrated Network.

e. Leverage existing state resources and develop a network that will provide seamless, coordinated, and integrated communication for local, state, federal, and other agencies.

f. Identify opportunities to consolidate infrastructures and technologies.

g. Evaluate current technologies and determine if they are meeting the needs of agency personnel in their respective service areas.

h. Develop and recommend short and long-term proposals for future communication needs.

i. Complete plans for new services outlined and governed by the Federal Communications Commission.

j. Establish the first phase of statewide wireless interoperability by July 2004.

3. Members of the board shall be appointed by the governor from agencies with public safety, technology, or telecommunications expertise, and shall include one or more representatives from local, state, federal, and other agencies.

4. Members of the board shall serve without per diem or expenses.

5. Terms of state officials serving on the board shall correspond to their terms of service in the relevant assignment. All other members shall serve for three-year terms, provided that the initial term of approximately one-third of members of the board shall be one year and the initial term of another third shall be two years. Members may serve for more than one term.

6. The board's executive committee consisting of five members, one each from the Public Safety, Department of Administrative Services, Department of Health, the Utah Communication Agency Network, and a member representing local government.

a. The executive committee shall plan agendas and call meetings of the board.

b. The executive committee may meet as often as necessary, at the call of the chair.

7. The governor shall appoint the chair of the board. The chair of the board shall also serve as the chair of the executive committee.

8. The Department of Administrative Services shall provide staff support.

9. A majority of the board constitutes a quorum for voting purposes, and all actions shall be by majority vote of the quorum in attendance.

10. The board may meet as often as necessary to perform its duties, and shall meet at least quarterly.

11. The state agencies represented on the board, as well as other state agencies that may be involved, shall work collaboratively with local, federal, and other agencies to achieve the goals of this order.

12. The board may establish subcommittees and working groups to address wireless technology coordination and communication issues between agencies providing vital services to citizens.

13. The board shall prepare a brief annul report for the governor.

14. The board does not have the authority to require expenditure of public funds.

15. This order shall remain in effect until revoked or supplanted by executive order.

IN WITNESS, WHEREFORE, I have hereunto set my hand and caused to be affixed the Great Seal of the State of Utah this 7th day of November, 2003.

(State Seal)

OLENE S. WALKER
Governor

ATTEST:

GAYLE F. MCKEACHNIE
Lieutenant Governor

2003/0010


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(DAR NOTE: This Executive Order is superseded by Executive Order 2007-0002, issued 03/08/2007.)