I.T. Policies

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A system of Uniform domain names for NYS entities

establish a systematic strategy for names of official government websites of NYS entities. Any city, town, etc. should be - cityname.ny.gov (e.g. Albany.ny.gov, or nassau.ny.gov) whereas counties should be - countyname.ny.gov (e.g. Albanycounty.ny.gov or nassaucounty.ny.gov) or else at - countyname.county.ny.gov (e.g. Albany.county.ny.gov or Nassau.county.ny.gov) For example, the city of Albany, NY website is ...more »

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Revisit the web filtering procedure

The CIO/OFT web filter often prevents access to websites needed for me to do my job, either because of false positives or false assumptions. This usually hits at the worst time-pressed times, so the current process for asking for an exception is too cumbersome. Specific examples of a: - False positive: Assigned task, research security issue. A website that mentions the word "hacking" is misinterpreted as a prohibited ...more »

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Establish an information bank of policies, training materials, procedures, manuals, etc that can be accessed by all agencies

Staff of state agencies frequently prepare information for administrative and other activities that is or may be useful and applicable to other government entities. Currently, some of this information may be shared informally, but it would be of great help to everyone if there were to be a centralized repository so staff could save time and effort (thus effecting cost savings) in researching and writing original materials ...more »

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Archive old policies with comparisons on inSide

When CIO/OFT updates policies on inSide it removes the old versions. Sometimes, those old versions are needed. It would be helpful if: (1) The previous policies were left online in an archive webpage, linkable from the main policy page. (2) A "compare" version of the new versus old policy was posted at the same time as the new policy so workforce members could see at a glance what has been changed in the new policy. ...more »

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Globally allow the use of Firefox and its extensions

Currently IE is the only approved web browser in CIO/OFT. It is against CIO/OFT policy to install different software such as Firefox unless one goes through a cumbersome policy exception application. In my experience Firefox (with its added extensions) allows more granular control over websites. The types of technologies that facilitate Web 2.0 (Flash; Javascript and other active content) are also used maliciously ...more »

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Enterprise IT Policies & Standards

I think policies should be linked to the building block of the IT city plan. Just like, city planner enforces certain polices and standards for a particular area (e.g. residential complex, manufacturing complex etc) , similarily , we need to enforce policies at the building blocks/ cluster level. Let me give you an example, if I have to setup some policies for the ECM (Enterprise Content Management) system, then I will ...more »

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