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NITC 1-203: Project Status Reporting

Category: General Provisions
Applicability: Applies only to projects designated by the NITC
History: Adopted on November 12, 2008. Attachment A revised by the Technical Panel on April 12, 2011 and August 9, 2011.
Attachment A: Project Status Form (Attachment A: Project Status Form MS Word)

1. Purpose

By statute, the NITC may require progress reports for information technology projects utilizing state appropriated funding. Not all projects will be required to submit progress reports, only those projects specifically designated by the NITC will be subject to these these reporting requirements. The purpose of this policy is to establish the procedures for designating such projects, to establish the format to be used for progress reports, and to assign responsibilities to the Technical Panel.

2. Statutes

2.1 Section 86-516 Commission; duties.

" The Commission shall:
(5) Adopt guidelines regarding project planning and management and administrative and technical review procedures involving state-owned or state-supported technology and infrastructure. Governmental entities, state agencies, and political subdivisions shall submit all projects which use any combination of general funds, federal funds, or cash funds for information technology purposes to the process established by sections 86-512 to 86-524. The commission may adopt policies that establish the format and minimum requirements for project submissions. The commission may monitor the progress of any such project and may require progress reports;" [Neb. Rev. Stat. § 86-516]

2.2 Section 86-529 Enterprise project; commission; duties.

"To implement enterprise projects pursuant to sections 86-525 to 86-530, the commission shall: (1) Develop procedures and issue guidelines regarding the review, approval, and monitoring of enterprise projects; and (2) Coordinate with the Chief Information Officer to monitor the status of enterprise projects, including a complete accounting of all project costs by fund source." [Neb. Rev. Stat. § 86-529].

3. Projects Required to Submit Status Reports

The NITC will designate which projects are required to submit project status reports. The agency/entity primarily responsible for the project will be notified of such designation.

4. Project Status Report Format

Unless an alternative format is approved by the Technical Panel, Attachment A is the format to be used for project status reports.

5. Technical Panel Responsibilities

The Technical Panel is responsible for all logistical matters relating to project status reports, including determining the frequency and deadlines for submission. The Technical Panel will coordinate with the reporting agency/entity to ensure compliance with this policy.

The Technical Panel will provide updates to the NITC on the status of projects.