Commerce Committee – Week 9, 2020


SF 2349 – OCIO cloud-based technology

SF 2349 relates to the Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO) and the State of Iowa’s technology assets. Under this bill, the OCIO must conduct an inventory of technology assets. In addition to the current quarterly report regarding the status of technology upgrades or enhancements for all state agencies, the report must include why they have determined it’s not feasible to procure a cloud computing solution (why it’s not feasible, whether the application can be deployed using a hybrid or containerized approach to minimize on-premise costs, and compliance frameworks that require the application to be hosted on-premises).

The bill establishes that control and ownership of state data stored with cloud computing service providers must remain with the state. The OCIO must ensure the portability of state data stored with cloud computing service providers, and must submit a report to the Legislature by November 1 that includes an inventory of all state information technology applications, and recommendations regarding state information technology applications that should migrate to cloud-based applications.

As amended, the office will contract with multiple third-party commercial cloud computing service providers, but language encouraging state agencies and departments to work with at least three third-party commercial cloud service providers was deleted.
[3/11: 34-12 (No: Bisignano, Boulton, Celsi, Dotzler, Giddens, Jochum, Petersen, Quirmbach, J. Smith, R. Taylor, T. Taylor; Absent: Breitbach, Brown, Feenstra, Hogg)]