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Disaster Recovery Policy Updated

The updated policy on Planning for IT Disaster Recovery and Business Resumption has been adopted.  This emergency update to the policy accomplished the following: 

  • Removed reference to annual certification process to match current practice.

  • Changed reference to annual update of plans from ‘annually’ to ‘at least annually’

  • Added reference that plans are initially developed and then regularly updated and tested.

  • Streamlined language in several areas and made other editorial and formatting changes.

  • Removed statement that State Auditor can audit plans and tests.

  • Removed link to NASCIO Tool Kit which is more appropriately contained in guideline material.

A full sunset review of the policy will occur later this year.