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Local Government IT Policies

blannan asked
I have been searching for some reference material for local government IT policies. This is for a town IT dept in Massachusetts. Can anyone point me in the right direction?
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You could approach it two ways: 1) as a small business or 2) at the government level. I suppose you should opt for the later.

All states seem to act independently, so you could check what the state of Massachusetts has implemented. Most will be based on NIST (http://csrc.nist.gov/publications/PubsSPs.html).

It appears in your state, you could check with the IT Division under Administration and Finance (http://www.mass.gov/anf/research-and-tech/oversight-agencies/itd/) to come up with reference material.

Once you've drafted policies, have your attorney look them over.


Thanks for the input ... I will review and either post back (if I have more questions) or accept.