House Information Technology Budget

Many of you know that I’m very involved in the development and implementation of Information Technology policy at the state level. This is budget season in the North Carolina General Assembly, which means for me in my role as chair of the House Appropriations Information Technology committee we spend a lot of time going over numbers and making sure everything fits our budget.

This year’s proposed budget for IT is $51.3 million, and will fund several of our priorities this year, including the Government Data Analytics Center (GDAC). GDAC is essentially a way for the Department of Information Technology to assist other agencies in making decisions, ranging from cybersecurity to investment decisions. GDAC is critical to keeping our government functioning, and the increase of $2 million in the proposed House budget will ensure its continued success.

The proposed House budget also would support the expansion of a wireless broadband system for public safety personnel. Bringing technology current for public safety personnel has always been and remains a top priority of the House, and I look forward to providing support for public safety through this investment.

A beautiful day earlier this spring outside the NCGA