STANDARDS BIT has established standard practices for development, processing and services
  • Rules and regulations are essential to any well managed organization. Standards are valuable to our clients because of the cost savings, faster support and reliable technology infrastructure. They serve to establish uniform practices and common techniques used as guidelines to measure performance.

    For example, with one standard email system, a small number of administrators can maintain a system supporting all of state government. If the state had two email systems, the number of administrators and support staff would double with no corresponding benefit in functionality. The same principle applies to system designs, writing programs and setting up operations in a data processing center. All of which require certain individual skills, standard policies, procedures and equipment.

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  • Vendors who are actively pursuing IT business opportunities with the State of South Dakota must also comply with the Information Technology Security Policy. For security purposes, this content is not for public consumption, however a modified version is available for you here.
FINANCE BIT Finance Office
BIT Rates and Information
  • Development >
    Analysis, design, programming, implementation and maintenance of the state’s information systems.
  • Data Center >
    Provides enterprise computer processing services for state government agencies, higher education, constitutional offices and the Unified Judicial System (UJS)..
  • Telecommunications >
    Provides all support for hardware/software, Active Directory accounts required for access to network, telephone access, videoconferencing, and more.

About BIT


The Division of Administration is made up of the Commissioner, Deputy Commissioner, a Finance Director, a Senior Analyst, a Social Media Manager, an Executive Assistant and the Project Management Office. The Commissioner and Deputy Commissioner provide administration and direction to all other areas and functions of BIT.

Key administrative areas of this division include, but are not limited to:

  • Budget and financial operations;
  • Special projects and initiatives;
  • Strategic planning;
  • State agency partnerships to provide innovative services, support and optimal technology solutions;
  • Project management and point-of-contact responsibilities;
  • A system of mass communication services including public and media relations, marketing and social media; and
  • Implementation and oversight of information and technology policies within state government.