INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY GOVERNANCE FRAMEWORK
The County has adopted a federated model in order to deliver information technology services. As depicted in the figure below, this operating model balances department priorities for local IT service delivery and responsiveness with enterprise priorities for scale, standardization, and interoperability.
Strong, participative governance is required for this federated model to be successful. As described in diagram below, the County’s IT Governance Framework creates an environment where the County IT community can engage to share expertise and find synergies to accomplish broad IT objectives and improve efficiency, effectiveness and risk mitigation. It is intended to make decision-making about IT at the County more transparent, comprehensive and holistic, and to engage key stakeholders across the County in making recommendations on IT decisions and directions.
Information Technology Investment Board
The Information Technology Investment Board (ITIB) oversees two funding sources, the County’s Information Technology Fund (ITF) and the Information Technology Legacy Modernization Fund (ITLMF), which give departments additional ways to deliver services and to modernize County mission critical systems and infrastructure.
The ITIB is a business-focused enterprise information technology (IT) investment decision-making process for proposed project budget allocations from the County’s ITF and ITLMF. The ITIB is chaired by the County’s Chief Information Officer (CIO) and is comprised of the County’s Chief Operating Officer, Budget Director, Chief Deputy CIO, and Chief Enterprise Architect.
STRATEGIC ADVISORY COUNCIL
The strategic advisory council is currently in creation.
Technology Management Council
Technology Management Council (TMC) enables County departments to come together as an Information technology community and develop enterprise approaches to technology solutions that provide Countywide benefits while operating as federated organizations. These benefits include common architectures, shared problem solving, cost savings, uniformity of operations, and developing and helping to implement enterprise-wide initiatives using shared platforms and services.
The TMC is comprised on two permanent committees – Information Management Committee and Information Security Committee – and Technology Subcommittees formed on an as-needed basis.
Business Management Council
The Business Management Council provides a collaborative forum for County business leaders to come together and dialogue on business plans, priorities, challenges and innovate how technology can enable progress. It is a key part of the larger County IT governance structure designed to ensure that department business stakeholders have input into to Countywide information, technology strategies and directions.
How We Innovate
Governance brings IT and Business leaders together under a common charter and objectives that drives innovation through the sharing of successes and lessons learned on the implementation of technology solutions and platforms. Governance also standardizes the enterprise on common platforms that all departments can participate in and drive innovative solutions.