Strategic Planning & Reporting

Cloud computing, cybersecurity, workplace mobility – how do initiatives like these become statewide priorities? Because of effective reporting by people like you. 

As the statewide leader in information technology, the role of Texas Department of Information Res​ources is not only to anticipate the needs of state agencies but to remove obstacles from your path, like finding more efficient ways to keep your agency-wide software up-to-date, helping you keep citizens’ personal information private, enabling you to work securely from a remote location, and more.

How does DIR learn what agencies need/want? Through reports. How do we communicate those needs to the Legislature? Through reports. Since reporting is required, and because it drives innovation, DIR wants to make it easy to access reports and complete your own reports on time and as effortlessly as possible. 

Four key reports from DIR provide policy guidance to state leadership, and all are created with input from agencies.

  • State Strategic Plan – identifies the top technology priorities
  • Agency Strategic Plan (ASP) and Technology Resources Planning – provides instructions for each state agency on developing their strategic plan. Ultimately the ASP is a roadmap for each agency’s operations including DIR
  • Information Resources Deployment Review (IRDR) – captures biennial input from all agencies on their technology strengths and weaknesses
  • Biennial Performance Report – provides recommendations to the legislature for consideration based on input from agencies’ strategic plans

Planning and Reporting Framework

This chart captures all of the various reports and demonstrates how they interact:

state strategic plan

technology legislation

information resources deployment review

corrective action plan

agency strategic plan

biennial operating plan

biennial performance report