Richard "Dickie" Howze
Tel: (225) 342-7105
Fax: (225) 219-9465

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 94095
Baton Rouge, LA 70804-9095

Physical Address:
Claiborne Building
1201 N. Third St., Suite 2-130
Baton Rouge, LA 70802

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Under the authority of Act 772 of the 2001 Regular Session of the Louisiana Legislature, it is the intent of the Office of Information Technology to develop formal I.T. policies relative to information technology activities including but not limited to the following:
1.  Implementing of I.T. standards for hardware, software, and consolidation of services.
2.  Reviewing and coordinating I.T. planning, procurement and budgeting.
3.  Providing oversight for centralization/consolidation of technology initiatives and the sharing of I.T. resources.
4.  Assuring compatibility and connectivity of Louisiana's information systems.
5.  Providing oversight on I.T. projects and systems for compliance with statewide strategies, goals, and standards.
OIT is reviewing the content and format of all OIT Policies and Standards. Updated versions are being published using a new number scheme. The official method of publishing/distributing OIT policies will be through this OIT website.

Management/Governance Policies

IT_POL_0-02 Enterprise Shared Services
IT_POL_0-04 Enterprise Governance

Security Policies

IT_POL_1-00 Enterprise Security
IT_POL_1-02 Infosec Committee
IT_POL_1-04 Data Sanitization
IT_POL_1-08 Authentication
IT_POL_1-10 Authorized Access
IT_POL_1-12 Simultaneous Connections
IT_POL_1-14 Antivirus
IT_POL_1-16 Disaster Recovery
                GUIDELINE: Living Disaster Recovery Planning System (LDRPS)
IT_POL_1-18 Remote Access
IT_POL_1-20 Acceptable Use
IT_POL_1-22 Data in Transit
IT_POL_1-24 Smartphones
IT_POL_1-26 Data Classification

Computing Infrastructure Policies

IT_POL_5-02 Enterprise Data Centers

General Policies

IT_POL_004 Louisiana Secure Intranet and IP Addressing
IT_POL_005 Desktop Management
IT_POL_007 Retention of Imaged Records