Policies, Standards, and Guidelines (PSGs)

GTA is in charge of the information technology policies and standards for Georgia’s state agencies.

Agency IT departments must be familiar with and compliant with all state policies and standards. GTA also provides guidelines where extra direction may be needed, but guidelines do not require compliance.

State agency staff and technology vendors can find cross-referenced PSGs on GTA’s dedicated website, Policies, Standards, and Guidelines (external link). Contact information for assistance is also available on the site.

Quick link: Go to the Enterprise IT Policies, Standards and Guidelines website (external).

Enterprise Governance and Planning 

The Enterprise Governance and Planning (EGAP) division of GTA provides a number of services to state agencies to enable them to plan, manage, and deliver technology services to their constituents.

GTA has a legislative responsibility to provide IT policies and standards for state agencies. As sources for policies and standards, GTA generally uses industry and federal government best practices, such as the Federal Information Security and Management Act (FISMA) for security, IT Infrastructure Library (ITIL) for technology infrastructure, and the Project Management Book of Knowledge (PMBOK) for project management. In some cases, materials are used as guidelines, with attribution, where more detailed explanations may facilitate agency understanding.

Agency IT departments are expected to be knowledgeable and compliant with all state policies and standards as a means for providing good stewardship of their IT assets. Guidelines are provided when greater detail in guidance may be warranted. Agency compliance is not required for guidelines.

EGAP also provides training and education, and consulting services through the Enterprise Portfolio Management Office.