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File #: 2016-0473    Version: 1
Type: Motion Status: Passed
File created: 9/26/2016 In control: Committee of the Whole
On agenda: Final action: 10/17/2016
Enactment date: Enactment #: 14750
Title: A MOTION requesting that the executive transmit a plan for addressing major technology emergencies that might occur the in the office of emergency management, the department of natural resources and parks and the department of elections, and departments as requested by department directors.
Sponsors: Kathy Lambert
Indexes: Emergency Management
Attachments: 1. Motion 14750.pdf, 2. 2016-0473 SR IT Emergencies.docx, 3. 2016-0473_ATT1_Proposed_Motion.pdf
Staff: Giambattista, Jenny
Drafter
Clerk 09/22/2016
Title
A MOTION requesting that the executive transmit a plan for addressing major technology emergencies that might occur the in the office of emergency management, the department of natural resources and parks and the department of elections, and departments as requested by department directors.
Body
WHEREAS, King County departments provide critical services to the people of King County, and
WHEREAS, technology is essential to delivering those services, and
WHEREAS, technology failures can hinder the ability of departments to provide services, and
WHEREAS, technology failures should be addressed as efficiently as possible, and
WHEREAS, the department of information technology has experience and expertise in providing assistance to departments with emergency technology issues, and
WHEREAS, King County is a leader in emergency preparedness planning, and
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT MOVED by the Council of King County:
A. The executive is requested to develop and transmit a plan for addressing major technology emergencies that might occur in the office of emergency management, the department of natural resources and parks and the department of elections, and other departments as requested by department directors.
B. The plan shall include, but not be limited to:
1. A method for alerting and advising the department of information technology to any many operational events and any potential technology issues associated with that event and potential need and timeframes for a moratorium on changes to key technology infrastructure;
2. A list of events for 2017 and 2018 where there may be increased technical capacity required due to higher than normal needs or concerns about the technology functioning adequately;
3. A method and a recommended minimum timeframes by which the office of emergency management, the department of natural resources and parks and the department of elections, and other relevant departments, should alert the...

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