Statewide Information Technology
Information Technology accounts for approximately $1.3 Billion of the State’s budget and continues to grow as government automates more processes.
Since the implementation of Session Law 2004-129 in 2004, OSBM’s oversight role has grown significantly to include oversight of agency IT projects and the Information Technology Services (ITS) budget. This includes the approval of rates ITS charges agencies for services.
OSBM serves as one of four state approvers for IT Projects that go through the Project Portfolio Management (PPM) initiative run by the State Enterprise Project Management Office (EPMO). State Approvers’ Roles and Responsibilities are outlined here. At various stages of project development, OSBM evaluates and approves:
- project budgets (including 5 years of Operations and Maintenance costs)
- business cases (including cost benefit analyses)
- changes to projects’ scope and schedule that impact budgets (through the change request process)
IT Expansion Requests
Each year as part of the budget process, agencies can submit budget expansion requests related to IT. Along with the Worksheet II that is submitted to OSBM, agencies must also submit the request to the SCIO for his/her approval through the PPM Tool. The process is outlined here. Once the SCIO reviews the requests, his/her recommendations are sent to OSBM. OSBM takes that information into consideration when making recommendations to the Governor as part of the budget preparation process.
Information Technology Consolidation
OSBM and ITS jointly manage a pilot project involving the consolidation of IT infrastructure across agencies. More information can be found at the project website.
OSBM is also working with the Statewide IT Procurement Office in reviewing Contractor Extension requests based on guidelines stipulated in Session Law 2011-145. These requests should be submitted to the Statewide IT Procurement Office.
The state has entered into a variety of Enterprise License Agreements and statewide IT contracts that allow the state to benefit from the economies of scale associated with high volume consumption. These licenses and contracts are available for agency use.
Should you have any questions concerning the above materials or the responsibilities of the OSBM in information technology oversight please contact:
Office of State Budget and Management
20320 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699-0320
Telephone: (919) 807-4775
FAX: (919) 733-0640
- FY2013-15 Budget Instructions
- IT Expansion Budget Process
- Session Law 2004-129
- State Enterprise Project Management Office
- Project Portfolio Management Tool (PPM)
- IT Consolidation Program
- Statewide IT Contracts
- 2011-2013 State IT Plan
- Center for Geographic Information and Analysis (CGIA)
- 2012 IT Expenditure Report by OSC