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.


Network Security

Network Security is a service provided within the Digital Dakota Network (DDN). Different applications require varying levels of protection, with some being very stringent and others more open. There are specific services provided via hardware and software products. There are also consulting services available to assist clients and recommend solutions.

Clients Served
  • Executive and Judicial Branches
  • Public Higher Education
  • Public K-12 Education
  • Public Technical Institutes
  • Constitutional Offices
  • Municipal (City and County) Governments

What We Provide
  • Firewall Services
  • Internet Content Filtering
  • Intrusion Detection Services
  • Security Consulting Services

Client Responsibility
  • Take online security classes.
  • Report unusual behavior or information requests.

Major Investment Costs
  • Security Hardware
  • Staff Training

Cost-Saving Tips
  • Follow state security recommendations.
  • Report suspicious behavior.

  • No specific charges or rates are defined for this service. The costs for this service are absorbed by BIT. The Administrative, Data Center, Development and Telecommunications divisions of BIT all play significant roles in the establishment of an effective security infrastructure.