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 Bureau of Information and Telecommunications (BIT) is made up of the following areas: Administration, Data Center, Development, Telecommunications and South Dakota Public Broadcasting (SDPB).

Together, each division is committed to providing quality customer services and partnerships with our clients to ensure the state’s IT organization is responsive, reliable and well-aligned to support the business needs of the State of South Dakota.


The Bureau of Information and Telecommunications (BIT) strives to partner and collaborate with clients in support of their missions through innovative information technology consulting, systems and solutions.


Through our highly motivated staff, we will be a leader and valued partner in providing technology solutions, services and support that directly contribute to the success of our clients.

  1. Provide a Reliable, Secure and Modern Infrastructure.
    Provide a well-designed and architected secure computing and communications environment to ensure optimal service delivery to business. Architecture and process will be optimized to support agile and reliable computing and communication services.

    Technology assets must be high performing and dependable to ensure services are available whenever needed. Centralization, standardization, and collaboration are vital to efficiently leverage investments. To maintain public trust, we must secure data and technology assets through leading security tools, policies, and practices.

  2. Deliver Valuable Services at Economical Costs.
    Develop innovative and cost-effective solutions through collaboration, cooperation and in partnership with our clients. The solution sets include developing customized business solutions, efficient project management services and productive relationships with clients.

    “People should be online, not waiting in line.”

  3. Build and Retain a Highly Skilled Workforce.
    Improve the effectiveness, productivity and satisfaction of employees in order to attract (and retain) a highly qualified workforce to foster individual innovation and professional growth. Appropriate training and tools will be provided to enhance and improve career skills in the workforce.