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BTS-3.03 - Web Infrastructure

Administrative Rules Adopted by City Council (ARC)
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The purpose of this policy is to support the development and use of a consolidated and consistent web infrastructure to support secure and efficient EGovernment business processes.

Secure Functionality
The Bureau of Technology Services shall maintain a standardized and secure EGovernment infrastructure and environment. This includes providing common service modules that all entities shall use to implement digital signatures, electronic payments and similar online tasks.
BTS is the City of Portland ’s sole authority for the security infrastructure for providing electronic certificates, digital signatures and encryption mechanisms.

Online Payment Processing
Upon its availability, all City financial transactions will be processed through a single transaction tool that will be integrated with the City’s financial management system and/or data repository system.

The E-Government initiative is centered on a web portal called PortlandOnline.
PortlandOnline provides a single portal to reach all existing web services provided by Bureaus today as well as features which will enhance service and information delivery options for users and service providers.
Those features are supported at the corporate and Bureau levels, through standardized components, applications, enterprise-wide infrastructure and business processes.

Stakeholder Involvement
The CTO will use an appropriate mechanism(s) to facilitate stakeholder collaboration in the transformation of business processes to support Portland Online. The scope of such collaboration may include, but is not limited to:
• Use of existing, established workgroups or forums;
• Establishment of new workgroups comprised of relevant personnel;
• Establishment of technical committees to provide expertise in the transformation of the business process, including but not limited to, the preparation of technical standards and specifications, and/or assisting in the preparation of data or analysis for a business case analysis of proposed alternatives.
Stakeholders may include City managers, staff, and/or representatives from the
private sector, or the general public.

Authorized by Ordinance No. 179999 passed by Council March 15, 2006 and effective April 14, 2006.

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