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.
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  • 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.


Standards List: User Hardware

32GB Secure Flash Drive

Minimum Specifications:
  • Flash drive is compatible with all additional hardware and software standards
  • Flash drive must support USB 3.0 standard in high-speed mode
  • Flash drive must have a read speed of 250MB/s
  • Flash drive must have a write speed of 40MB/s
  • Flash drive must have a storage capacity of no less than 32GB
  • Flash drive must have FIPS 140-2 Level 3 encryption
  • Flash drive is 100% protected by 256-bit AES hardware based encryption
  • Flash drive is waterproof
  • Flash drive must have at least a 5-year warranty
  • Software to run with flash drive can NOT require administrative rights to run
Desirable Specifications:
  • Manufacturer has toll free Tech Support, Internet access, and E-mail support.
  • Flash drive includes a keyring and a neckstrap
  • Flash drive includes a USB extension cable
  • Flash drive is bootable

Last Updated: 06/29/2016
Last Reviewed: 06/29/2016