AUSTIN – The Texas Dept. of Information Resources (DIR) has released the State Strategic Plan for Information Resource Management. The plan, Balancing Tradition with Innovation, seeks to align business and IT objectives and acknowledges competing priorities in government. In a constantly changing technology environment, agencies must be cost-effective yet innovative, measured yet responsive, operational yet visionary.
“The plan has been a collaborative effort that included input from several state agencies, institutions of higher education, and representatives from the private sector. It fosters technology in government, and its goal of quickly and efficiently fulfilling citizen needs,” said Todd Kimbriel, DIR interim executive director.
“Because technology is rapidly changing, we believe these priorities provide the greatest opportunities to enhance the relationship between government and Texans.”
The plan contains five strategic goals for statewide information technology for the years 2016-2020. The goals represent the need for Texas government to provide reliable and secure services, be cost-effective and collaborative, and promote data management and analytics to create a digital government environment that will extend services beyond traditional operations.
State agencies and institutions of higher education should consider each of the five strategic goals outlined in the plan for application to agency operations and service delivery.
The five strategic goals for information resources management are:
- Reliable & Secure Services
- Mature IT Resources Management
- Cost-Effective & Collaborative Solutions
- Data Utility
- Mobile & Digital Services
The detailed plan can be found on the DIR Website: dir.texas.gov/ssp