Tuesday, January 12, 2016 -
1:00pm to 2:30pm

Location Details: 

Information Technology Dept.
Room 208V
4201 Normandy Street North
Bismarck, ND 58503


  • News and Updates
  • DPI Waiver
  • Web Development Best Practices
  • Web Development Standard
  • Open Discussion

Meeting Recap:

News and Updates
  • The Office of Management and Budget has gone live with a new web site developed ITD. The new site combines all of the previously separate divisional sites, offering “one stop shopping” for all OMB services and information.
DPI Waiver
  • The group reviewed a waiver request for the Public On-line Services User Authentication standard from the Department of Public Instruction, and recommended approval of the waiver with guidance on minimum requirements from Security Architecture. The group also confirmed its earlier recommendation to rescind the Public On-line Services User Authentication standard, and have Security Architecture develop a new standard to address authentication for applications that don’t support Active Directory.
Standards and Best Practices Reviews
  • The Web Development Best Practices document was further revised by splitting the reference to forms and email into two separate items, and by adding guidance for developers to not use plugins if possible. The document is now in final draft and ready for an EA survey to review and approve the updates.
  • The Web Development Standard was updated in conjunction with the Best Practices document and received a final review. No changes were made and the group recommends approval of the final draft so a survey will be done.
  • The Application Development Tools/Languages Standard was further reviewed and the group recommends rescinding the standard. There would then be an effort to provide guidance to agencies through best practices rather than specify tool sets, and include points to consider when evaluating tools or platforms.
  • The Imaging Standard was reviewed and the group would like feedback from the CIO and Deputy CIO regarding the status of the standard. The group recommends moving this standard to Data Architecture and recommends the removal of references to specific products.