Senatus consultum ultimum on the Information Technology Task Force (ITTF)

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SENATUS CONSULTUM ULTIMUM ON THE INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY TASK FORCE (ITTF)

I. This Senatus consultum ultimum is issued by the Senate under the authority granted to it under section V.E of the Constitution of Nova Roma and under the constitutional authority of the Senate as the supreme policy-making authority for Nova Roma.

II. The Senatus consultum on the creation of an Information Technology Task Force is repealed.

III. The Senate authorizes the creation of an amended Information Technology Task Force (ITTF). The Information Technology Task Force (ITTF) shall henceforth be responsible for the ownership, oversight, and where necessary the direct administration, of all aspects of Nova Roma's Information Technology (IT) assets, including (but not limited to) the Nova Roman webpage (novaroma.org), the Nova Roman Wiki (http://www.novaroma.org/nr/Main_Page), the set of online tools referred to as the "censorial tools", and all designated official Nova Roman lists/discussion boards.

IV. The ITTF shall be responsible for the issuing of, the administration of, securing and revocation of passwords for all Nova Roman IT assets.

V. The ITTF shall act to preserve the IT assets of Nova Roma whenever it considers it necessary to do so, by revocation of passwords.

VI. The chair of the ITTF shall be Gnaeus Iulius Caesar (citizen # 7228). The other members shall be Lucius Cornelius Sulla Felix (citizen # 8) and Titus Iulius Sabinus (citizen # 8092).

VII. Decisions of the ITTF shall be made preferably by consensus, but where necessary by majority vote.

VIII. The ITTF may co-opt additional Senators, with their agreement, onto the ITTF.

IX.

A. In the event that the Senate appoints a Chief Information Officer (CIO), he/she shall be subordinate to, and report directly to,the ITTF in all IT matters and CIO related duties. The ITTF shall decide the level of access that the CIO shall have and retain to the IT assets of Nova Roma. The ITTF may suspend the CIO from his/her position, revoking all his/her password access, if it considers it necessary to do so, subject to ratification of either reinstatement, continued suspension, or the complete removal from office, of the CIO by the Senate in a Formal Session, presided over by the Princeps senatus. In the absence of any CIO the ITTF shall assume any functions and tasks legally assigned to the CIO.

B. In the event that the Senate appoints a Magister Aranearius, he/she shall be subordinate to, and report directly to,the ITTF in all matters relating to the duties of the Magister Aranearius. The ITTF shall decide the level of access that the Magister Aranearius shall have and retain to the IT assets of Nova Roma. The ITTF may suspend the Magister Aranearius from his/her position, revoking all his/her password access, if it considers it necessary to do so, subject to ratification of either reinstatement, continued suspension, or the complete removal from office, of the Magister Aranearius by the Senate in a Formal Session, presided over by the Princeps senatus. In the absence of a Magister Aranearius the ITTF shall assume any functions and tasks legally assigned to the Magister Aranearius.

C. In the event that the Senate appoints an Editor commentariorum, he/she shall be subordinate to, and report directly to,the ITTF in all matters relating to the duties of the Editor commentariorum. The ITTF shall decide the level of access that the Editor commentariorum shall have and retain to the IT assets of Nova Roma. The ITTF may suspend the Editor commentariorum from his/her position, revoking all his/her password access, if it considers it necessary to do so, subject to ratification of either reinstatement, continued suspension, or the complete removal from office, of the Editor commentariorum by the Senate in a Formal Session, presided over by the Princeps senatus. In the absence of an Editor commentariorum the ITTF shall assume any functions and tasks legally assigned to the Editor commentariorum.

X. Upon enactment of this Senatus consultum ultimum:

A. The only lawful method of subsequently superseding, amending or repealing this Senatus consultum ultimum must be by way of a Senatus consultum ultimum, that must achieve an extraordinary majority before it can be enacted. Any other method or attempt shall be illegal and forbidden. The Princeps senatus may at his/her discretion replace the requirement above for an extraordinary majority with a requirement for a special majority, or a simple majority.

B. No other Senatus consultum ultimum shall be enacted where the proposed content of which conflicts, negates, overrides, limits or otherwise affects in a negative manner the contents and/or purposes of all or any part of this Senatus consultum ultimum, whether directly or indirectly other than by the method at specified at section X.A of this Senatus consultum ultimum.

XI. This Senatus consultum ultimum shall terminate on the 31st December 2022, unless it shall be terminated earlier under the process described at section X.A of this Senatus consultum ultimum.

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