Each biennium, executive branch agencies (excluding Higher Education) submit information regarding major IT projects expected to meet or exceed a $500,000 budget (the “major” project threshold). This information includes details from agency IT operations plans, business cases, and self-scoring worksheets that outline the benefits and ability to implement each project. A workbook of all major IT projects is compiled by NDIT and sent to SITAC in the fall of each even-numbered year.
Per NDCC 54-59-02.1: The department shall submit information regarding proposed major information technology projects for executive branch state agencies, departments and institutions, excluding institutions under control of the state board of higher education and agencies of the judicial and legislative branches to the state information technology advisory committee . The committee shall review the projects and rank those projects that receive the committee’s affirmative recommendation. The chief information officer shall submit recommendations of the committee regarding the prioritization of major information technology projects to the information technology committee, the office of management and budget, and the appropriations committees of the legislative assembly. The judicial and legislative branches shall notify biennially the committee on their major information technology projects and priorities.
After reviewing the information, SITAC holds a meeting where agencies present a summary of their business case and respond to questions. Initial ranking is based on the scores derived from the benefit/ability to implement worksheets, and the sorted list is then presented to SITAC for final ranking. The results are then communicated to the Office of Management and Budget and the Legislature as input to the appropriation process.
A detailed report is available that contains budget expectations by funding type.
A final report/dashboard is available containing additional details.
Per records retention policy, IT plan information three years prior to the current one are deleted.
Project Oversight monitors and guides information technology projects with budgets of $500,000 and up, and for projects under $500,000 that the state CIO has determined require monitoring.
Enterprise Architecture (EA) supports a coordinated approach to strategic IT decision making by providing an integrated view of IT priorities and investments that will help the state optimize service delivery.
The State Information Technology Advisory Committee (SITAC) has three primary responsibilities, as described in ND Century Code (Chapter 54-59):