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2018 Supplemental Decision Package Prioritization Criteria

Formal IT expenditure prioritization occurs on an annual basis as part of the state’s budget building activity.  The Governor and the Legislature look to the OCIO to provide guidance on whether an agency's proposed IT expenditure is sound and consistent with the state’s IT strategy to inform policy decisions on the allocation of limited state funds.

The OCIO establishes prioritization criteria in response to current state business needs and changing technologies. The OCIO evaluates agency funding requests (received in the form of decision packages) against those values and establishes a priority ranking of all funding requests. The resulting prioritized list of project funding requests is submitted to both the Governor’s office and the Legislature.

The instructions for the 2018 Supplemental Budget submittals has been posted by OFM.

As you begin the drafting process for your 2018 Supplemental Budget, the OCIO has published guidance about interacting with the OCIO and the WaTech Services teams for consultation. That communication has been posted by WaTech. DP Reminder | DP Prioritization Instructions

When agencies have completed their final Decision Package, including the IT Addendum, which has been submitted to OFM, the final Decision Package and IT Addendum must be submitted to the OCIO.  The submittal must be paired with the Self-Scoring Worksheet, against the prioritization criteria.  The criteria have not changed from the biennial decision package cycle.  As shown in the self-scoring worksheet, they are:

Business Transformation: The goal of these criteria is to assess the IT proposal's support for business changes made to improve service or access to information for agency customers or citizens.

  • Business Process Improvement
  • Risk Mitigation/Organizational Change Management
  • Measurable Business Outcomes Aligned to Agency Strategy
  • Impact of Not Doing

Architectural Standards: The goal of these criteria is to assess the IT proposal's implementation of interoperability standards and reuse of existing systems or components.

  • Interoperability
  • Leverages Existing Systems or Creates Reusable Components

Technology Strategy Alignment: The goal of these criteria is to assess the alignment of the IT proposal to the technology strategies of the state as articulated by the OCIO.

  • Mobility
  • Open Data
  • Modernization
  • Early Value Delivery

Security and Privacy: The goal of these criteria is to assess the IT proposal's impact on the security of agency systems and data AND the impact on the privacy of citizen data.

  • Security
  • Privacy Principles

If you have any questions please contact the OCIO at