The State Information Technology Advisory Committee (SITAC) has three primary responsibilities, as described in ND Century Code (Chapter 54-59):

  1. To advise the Information Technology Dept. regarding statewide information technology planning and budgeting, services of the department, and statewide information technology initiatives and policy
  2. To review reports on major information technology projects and policies, standards, and guidelines developed by the Information Technology Dept.
  3. To review major project proposals and rank those projects that receive the committee's affirmative recommendation
    • SITAC Large Project Ranking
SITAC Composition
Name Agency
Shawn Riley
ND Information Technology Dept.
Representative Glen Bosch
Legislative Assembly
Senator Kyle Davison Legislative Assembly
Charlie Tweet Bank of North Dakota
Sally Holewa ND Supreme Court
Alvin A. Jaeger Secretary of State
Chris Jones Dept. of Human Services
Darin King ND University System
Bryan Klipfel Workforce Safety and Insurance
Joe Morrissette Office of Management and Budget
Ron Henke Dept. of Transportation
Brian Kroshus Office of State Tax Commissioner
Claire Ness The Attorney General's Office
Pat Bertagnolli Other State Agency Seat (Job Service ND)
Jan Murtha Other State Agency Seat (Retirement and Investment Office)
TBA State Agency TBA
Peggy Link Private industry representative
(MDU Resources Group)
TBA Private industry representative

Each biennium, executive branch agencies (excluding Higher Education) submit information regarding major IT projects expected to meet or exceed a $500,000 budget (the “major” project threshold). This information includes details from agency IT operations plans, business cases, and self-scoring worksheets that outline the benefits and ability to implement each project. A workbook of all major IT projects is compiled by NDIT and sent to SITAC in the fall of each even-numbered year.

Per NDCC 54-59-02.1: The department shall submit information regarding proposed major information technology projects for executive branch state agencies, departments and institutions, excluding institutions under control of the state board of higher education and agencies of the judicial and legislative branches to the state information technology advisory committee . The committee shall review the projects and rank those projects that receive the committee’s affirmative recommendation. The chief information officer shall submit recommendations of the committee regarding the prioritization of major information technology projects to the information technology committee, the office of management and budget, and the appropriations committees of the legislative assembly. The judicial and legislative branches shall notify biennially the committee on their major information technology projects and priorities.

After reviewing the information, SITAC holds a meeting where agencies present a summary of their business case and respond to questions. Initial ranking is based on the scores derived from the benefit/ability to implement worksheets, and the sorted list is then presented to SITAC for final ranking. The results are then communicated to the Office of Management and Budget and the Legislature as input to the appropriation process.

SITAC Large Project Ranking (2023-2025)

Rank Department Project
1 Dept. of Trust Lands Online Payment Processing
2 Dept. of Health and Human Services Contract Management System
3 Dept. of Health and Human Services Sunsetting EA Legacy Systems
4 Information Technology Dept. Enterprise Digitization
5 Workforce Safety and Insurance myWSI Releases 7,8,9
6 Information Technology Dept. K-12 Classlink
7 Dept. of Transportation Automated Vehicle Location
8 Workforce Safety and Insurance Claims and Policy System Releases 11,12,13
9 Dept. of Health and Human Services Retire Inpatient Legacy EHR System AIMS
10 Dept. of Health and Human Services Grants Management System
11 Office of the Secretary of State Campaign Finance System Replacement
12 Dept. of Corrections Strategy Planning for Offender Management Replacement
13 Information Technology Dept. Universal Vulnerability Management Project
14 Dept. of Transportation Security Expert Door Security
15 Information Technology Dept. Enterprise Customer Relationship Management System
16 Job Service North Dakota Unemployment Insurance System Replacement
17 Dept. of Health and Human Services Retire Legacy Outpatient EHR System ROAP
18 Information Technology Dept. Security Expert Building Security System Enhancement
19 Dept. of Water Resources Migration of Big Data
20 Dept. of Health and Human Services Child Support Case Management System Replacement
21 Dept. of Water Resources Data Engine Abstraction
22 Dept. of Health and Human Services Criminal Background Check Process Automation
23 Dept. of Water Resources File Services Migration
24 Dept. of Health and Human Services Procure to Pay System

detailed report is available that contains budget expectations by funding type.


Per records retention policy, IT plan information from previous bienniums is sent to State Archives.