The new Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO) became official on October 1, 2011. In addition to creating this office, legislation passed last session transfers authority for statewide technology policy and standards to the OCIO (ESSB 5931).
Effective October 1, 2011, the OCIO will adopt policies and standards from the former Information Services Board. The policies and standards will be transitioned in interim status pending review by the OCIO. We anticipate adopting finalized policies by January 1, 2012.
The current adopted policies and standards are being placed in a new format and are available on the State Technology Manual page. This format is similar to OFM's State Accounting & Administrative Manual (SAAM). The manual will be divided into two primary sections: one for stewardship policies (related to projects and portfolios) and one for strategic policies.
Although the format is changing, the content will basically be the same. Policies that are no longer necessary or of use in their current form are located on the Superseded or Sunsetted Policies page.
The OCIO is planning a comprehensive review of existing (and needed) policies over the next several months. Stakeholder involvement will be an important part of major content revisions. If you have questions about these policies, please contact your OCIO Information Technology Consultant.