IT Planning is a process managed by ITD through which state agencies establish objectives for technology activities that are in line with their strategic goals. Historically, IT Plans have been a printed document and/or a PDF version of that document. As technology continues to evolve in exponentially shorter cycles, the ways in which IT managers plan and track strategies, goals, and initiatives needs to be more adaptable (while being transparent to the legislature and to the public). Because of this, IT Plans will be "reinvented" in a dashboard format starting at the end of 2018. The Publications page contains links to past technology plans. This dashboard contains data about initiatives that are currently in progress within ITD. The 2019-2021 Statewide IT Plan will utilize similar dashboard techniques to present goal, objective, and accomplishment information moving forward.
When you are ready to plan, a detailed description of the planning process and requirements is available.
Per NDCC 54-59-11.: Each executive branch state agency or institution, excluding the institutions under the control of the board of higher education, unless the chief information officer grants an exemption, shall participate in the information technology planning process based on guidelines developed by the department . The plan must be submitted to the department by August fifteenth of each even-numbered year unless the chief information officer grants an extension. The department shall review each entity’s plan for compliance with statewide information technology policies and standards and may require an entity to change its plan to comply with statewide policies or standards or to resolve conflicting directions among plans. Agencies of the judicial and legislative branches shall file their information technology plans with the department by August fifteenth of each even-numbered year. Based on the plans, the department shall prepare a statewide information technology plan and distribute copies of that plan … . The statewide information technology plan must be developed with emphasis on long-term strategic goals, objectives, and accomplishments.
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Changes to laws relating to SB2034, SB2033, and SB2021 went into effect on August 1, 2013.