|Data Processing Commission|
DATA PROCESSING COMMISSION,
The Data Processing Commission (DPC) was created by SB 484, Chapter 535 of the 1969 State Statutes. The purpose of the DPC was to develop a plan for the orderly development of data processing in state government in conformity with Legislative intent and to establish a state computer facility. The DPC was thought to be necessary for the coordinated, orderly, and economical processing of data in state government, to ensure the economical utilization of equipment, and to prevent unnecessary proliferation of equipment and personnel. The Commission was composed of the State Controller who acted as the chair; the director of the Department of Administration, the director of the Department of Motor Vehicles, and the State Highway Engineer. The Management Board of the Commission consisted of the data processing managers of the Departments of Highway and Motor Vehicles, the administrator of Central Data Processing for the Department of Administration, the deputy State Controller, and the fiscal analyst of the Fiscal and Audit Division.
The Commission was to appoint a Data Processing Advisory Board to provide technical guidance to the Commission; recommend standards, policies, and procedures for the computer facility; recommend changes to the equipment of the computer facility, and provide direction to the software support section of the Commission. This Board was composed of managers and deputies from the above state agencies.
The legislation also created the Central Data Processing Division of the Department of Administration. According to NRS 242.020 the purpose of the division was to provide data processing services for state agencies and to provide technical advice but not administrative control of data processing for state agencies. The Department of Highways, Controller, University of Nevada Systems, Legislative Counsel Bureau, Nevada Industrial Commission and Employment Security were not required to participate but could do so if desired.
Data Processing Advisory Board Minutes 1969-1981; 1991 1 cu. ft.
Teleprocessing, Systems, and Planning Coordinations Minutes 1973-1989 1 cu. ft.