As the Commonwealth’s lead organization on Information Technology (IT) and Cybersecurity, EOTSS is responsible for establishing a framework for the strategic planning, management, and delivery of IT and security systems and services for all Executive Branch agencies.
The framework is based on industry, federal government, and state government best practices in security, technology infrastructure, and information management. It consists of Enterprise Policies, Standards, & Guidelines; IT Capital Planning, IT Strategic Planning; budget, and a three-year Statewide IT Roadmap.
Agency business and IT leadership are expected to be knowledgeable and compliant with all policies, standards, and guidelines – and to participate in IT strategic planning exercises as directed by the EOTSS Secretary, CIO, and respective Secretariat Chief Information Officers (SCIOs).
While non-Executive branch agencies are not required to adhere to this framework, compliance and participation is recommended.