The Information Technology Executive Council is responsible for adopting: information technology resource policies, procedures, and project management methodologies for all state agencies; an information technology architecture, including telecommunications systems, networks and equipment, that covers all state agencies; standards for data management for all state agencies; and a strategic information technology management plan for the state. It provides direction and coordination for the application of the state's information technology resources, and designates the ownership of information resource processes and the lead agency for implementation of new technologies and networks shared by multiple agencies in different branches of state government.
The council's 17 voting members are chosen as follows: The Secretary of Administration; two cabinet agency heads; one non-cabinet agency head; the Director of the Budget; the Executive chief information technology officer; the legislative chief information technology officer; the Judicial Chief Information Technology Officer and the Judicial Administrator of the Kansas Supreme Court; the Executive Director of the Kansas Board of Regents; the Commissioner of education; one representative of cities; one representative of counties; the network manager of the Information Network of Kansas (INK) ; and three representatives from the private sector who are chief executive officers or chief information technology officers.
The Chief Information Technology Architect is a nonvoting member of the council. The two cabinet agency heads, the non-cabinet agency head, the representative of cities, the representative of counties and the representatives from the private sector are appointed by the Governor for a term not to exceed 18 months.