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State of Ohio IT Policies

OIT develops and promulgates statewide information technology (IT) policies established by the state chief information officer. These policies help to protect public assets and information in a consistent manner across state agencies.  

State IT policies affect a wide variety of agencies, so OIT strives to ensure that each policy is based on comprehensive research and evaluation. Prior to adoption, each policy undergoes a rigorous research and development process that typically involves the contributions of state agencies, subject matter experts, expert advisory services and legal counsel.

IT Governance Policies — A Series  

ITP-A.1   Authority of the State Chief Information Officer to Establish Policy Regarding the Acquisition and Use of Computer and Telecommunications Products and Services (.pdf)  
ITP-A.26 Software Licensing (.pdf) 

Security Policies — B Series  

The State of Ohio IT Standard, ITS-SEC-02, "Enterprise Security Controls Framework," has replaced Series B, the suite of IT security policies and materials. The policies were rescinded as of April 18, 2011, and are no longer in effect. Please contact the State of Ohio Chief Information Security Officer at State.CISO@OIT.ohio.gov  or 614.644.9391 with questions or concerns.

IT Project Lifecycle Policies — D Series

ITP-D.4  Information Technology Planning (.pdf)

IT Asset Management Policies — E Series

ITP-E.1  Disposal, Servicing and Transfer of IT Equipment (.pdf)
               Audit Checklist  

ITP-E.7   Business Resumption Planning (.pdf)  Rescinded
                IT Business Continuity Planning Guideline  (replaces ITP-E.7) 
IT-04       Use of Internet, E-mail and Other IT Resources (.pdf)  
ITP-E.30 Electronic Records (.pdf) 
                Audit Checklist

Internet/Intranet Policies — F Series  

IT-06        Ohio.gov Standardization & Registration of Internet Domain Names (.pdf)  
ITP-F.3    Web Site Accessibility (.pdf)  
IT-08        Executive Branch Cabinet Agency Web Site Standardization  (.pdf)  

ITP-F.35  Advertisements, Endorsements, and Sponsorship on State Controlled Web Sites (.pdf)

Telecommunication Policies — H Series

ITP-H.2   Use of State Telephones (.pdf)  
ITP-H.6   Telecommunications Utility Services (.pdf)


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