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IRDR Description, Instructions, and FAQs

IR-CAP guidance

Reporting schedule

The Information Resources Deployment Review (IRDR) is a self-assessment tool designed to reveal your agency’s technology strengths and weaknesses. Results are valuable because they can serve as the catalyst for a discussion among your Information Resources Manager (IRM), agency business areas, and your agency leadership. Your results are also valuable to DIR because they help us determine what information to include in the Biennial Performance Report (BPR). ​

The IRDR is a standardized survey that:​​​​​​

  • Measures an agency’s progress against the State Strategic Plan (SSP)
  • Confirms that the agency is in compliance with the state's IR-related statutes, rules, and standards
  • Examines how each IR deployment has supported the agency's mission, goals, and objectives
Action Date(s)
Information Resources Deployment Review (IRDR) Instructions released December 2023
Statewide Portal for Enterprise Cybersecurity Threat, Risk, and Incident Management (SPECTRIM) open for data entry January 2024
STATE AGENCIES - Deadline to submit all IRDR responses (including IT inventory of application assessment) March 31, 2024
INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER EDUCATION - Deadline to submit the EIR accessibility survey responses  March 31, 2024
STATE AGENCIES - Deadline to complete Information Resources Corrective Action Plan (IR-CAP) for items of non-compliance, if applicable  May 31,2024

Information Resources-Corrective Action Plan

If your IRDR survey reveals that your agency is non-compliant in any area, DIR notifies you that you must submit an IR-CAP. DIR reviews and approves IR-CAPs and reports the approval status to SAO and LBB.

The IR-CAP process is designed to elevate agency awareness of IR compliance issues and to demonstrate to DIR that you are making progress toward correcting them. While full compliance remains a challenge for some agencies, DIR stands ready to assist IRMs in their efforts.

Section 2054.097, Government Code requires DIR to review the IRDR responses of each agency (not including institutions of higher education) to determine compliance with state technology standards, provisions in the State Strategic Plan, or existing corrective action plans. The Texas Administrative Code (TAC) Rules are the rules against which the IR-CAP is measured.

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