Prioritization of Cybersecurity and Legacy Systems Projects (PCLS)

​Prioritization of Cybersecurity and Legacy Systems Modernization Projects.  ​

SB 1 85(R), Article IX, Section 9.10 (the General Appropriations Act) requires the Department of Information Resources to submit a prioritization of state agencies' cybersecurity projects and projects to modernize or replace legacy systems (as defined in the October 2014 Legacy Systems Study).  

These projects and their associated prioritization will be considered for funding in the agencies’ related Legislative Appropriation Requests (LAR).   DIR must submit the prioritization report to the Legislative Budget Board by October 1, 2018. To be included in the prioritization effort, agencies must submit information about their requests to DIR through the SPECTRIM portal (Statewide Portal for Enterprise Cybersecurity Threat, Risk and Incident Management) prior to the agency’s LAR due date.  ​

DIR facilitated a previous PCLS under HB 1 84(R), Article IX, Section 9.10. The confidential full report was submitted to the Legislative Budget Board and State Leadership on September 29, 2016. 

Note this webinar is intended for state agencies, the PCLS process does not apply to institutions of higher education or other non-state governmental entities.

For questions about the PCLS assessment content, please email pcls@dir.texas.gov.  

For technical assistance with the SPECTRIM portal, email grc@dir.texas.gov.