IRM Agency Checklist
DIR has provided an
Agency Checklist for Information Resource Managers (IRMs) to help in reminder of duties and roles for their position.
*This checklist is a pilot document and is subject to change
Policy Template and Examples
DIR has provided an example of its internal
Policy Management Guide and different policies from other state agencies and institutions of higher education. Below are the examples and a brief description of each type of policy:
Software Currency- to help agencies reduce the use of unsupported software and decrease security vulnerabilities in state agency IT systems.
Data Management- to develop and execute policies and procedures that properly manage full data management for the needs of an agency.
Security- what it means to be secure for a system or agency and to address the constraints on behavior of its members and systems.
Disaster Recovery- how agency work can be resumed quickly and effectively following a disaster.
Risk Management- to process the identification, analysis, and acceptance or mitigation of uncertainty in decision making.
Most Commonly Used Internet Browsers
The 84th Legislative Session passed
House Bill 855 which requires each state agency and publicly-funded institution of higher education that has a generally accessible website to ensure compatibility between that website and the most commonly used internet browsers, as identified by DIR.
View the list of Most Commonly Used Internet Browsers and frequently asked questions about website compatibility.
What about Microsoft Edge and previous browser versions?
Microsoft Edge is considered a distinct browser from Internet Explorer, and is not currently identified as one of the most commonly used browsers. We encourage each agency to use their website-specific traffic analytics to determine which browsers are most commonly used to access their website, and ensure compatibility appropriately. As a rule of thumb, an agency should continue to maintain compatibility with a previous version of the most commonly used internet browsers until that browser version accounts for less than 10% of total website traffic.