ERIC Number: ED365297
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
State of Washington Strategic Information Technology Plan.
Washington State Dept. of Information Services, Olympia. Policy and Regulation Div.
The Strategic Information Technology Plan of Washington is introduced and explained. The plan is mandated by state law to create a new framework for communication and collaboration to bring together agency technology planning with the achievement of statewide information technology goals and strategies. It provides a point of reference for the agency strategic plans, agency performance reports, and statewide performance reports on information technology (IT). Goals are to: (1) improve service delivery to the public through the use of IT; (2) make information more accessible through an affordable and widely-available communications infrastructure; (3) use information technology to respond quickly to changing business requirements; and (4) invest in people, tools, methods, and partnerships that support agency missions through IT in the government. Responsibilities associated with these goals include those of implementing information technology strategies and those of reporting on the processes. The role of IT in both public and private sectors is changing from being absorbed in technical issues to being more involved with the attainment of core goals. The ability to adapt to changing conditions will become a prime concern of government agencies. Two figures illustrate the discussion. Appendixes include a technical reference guide, a list of contributors to the plan, a glossary, and a plan for video telecommunications. Contains two figures. (SLD)
Descriptors: Access to Information, Agency Cooperation, Agency Role, Delivery Systems, Educational Technology, Information Technology, Objectives, Private Sector, Program Implementation, Public Sector, State Agencies, State Legislation, State Programs, Statewide Planning, Strategic Planning, Systems Development, Technological Advancement
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Washington State Dept. of Information Services, Olympia. Policy and Regulation Div.