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Communities and Email Discussion Lists

  • App-Dev (Mailman Discussion List)
    Email discussion list for TASSCC Applications Development Special Interest Group (SIG). The SIG’s vision is to facilitate knowledge sharing for current application development leaders and Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) and provide an environment to engage in dialogue and collaborative opportunities within Texas government.

  • Communications Technology Services (CTS) ListServs
    Mailing lists for customers of the Texas Agency Network (Tex-AN) and the Capitol Complex Telephone System (CCTS).

  • DIR “News for State Agencies” (enewsletter)
    Includes relevant and timely information about DIR programs and services. You may subscribe to the DIR "News for State Agencies" e-newsletter with a government-identifiable email address. If you have questions or suggestions about topics you'd like to see featured please let us know.

  • DIR Policy (Mailman Announcement List)
    Email discussion list for distributing information on DIR initiatives, policy review, and related research.

  • DIRTECH (Mailman Discussion List)
    Email discussion list for networking and expertise sharing among IT professionals in Texas government.

  • DIRTRAIN (Mailman Discussion List)
    Email discussion list for sharing training information within government. This list is primarily directed at those who coordinate or deliver training.

  • EIR Accessibility Council of Texas
    The Electronic and Information Resources (EIR) Accessibility Council of Texas serves as an interagency work group to promote the ongoing improvement of the methods by which state agencies make electronic and information resources accessible to all state employees and the public, including people with disabilities.

  • ITSOURCING (Mailman Announcement List)
    Announcements regarding DIR cooperative contracts, rules and procedures related to IT procurements by state agencies, special projects such as bulk purchases.

  • PESO (Public Electronic Services on the Internet) Working Group
    The PESO Working Group provides a forum for addressing policy and technology issues related to improving access to government information and services via the Internet. PESO meetings are held the second Wednesday of each month. Membership is open to all government entities and the public. Email discussion list allows for announcements and information sharing.

  • Security (Mailman Discussion List)
    Moderated distribution list that allows Texas state government IT security personnel to share information and to collaborate with peers via email.

  • Security Officer (Mailman Discussion List)
    Moderated distribution list that allows Information Security Officers (ISO) in Texas state government to share information and collaborate with peers via email. Only officially designated ISOs from Texas State agencies or institutions of higher education are granted subscriptions.

  • Texas.gov TPE User Group
    Email discussion list for the Texas.gov Transaction Payment Engine (TPE). TPE is the required payment engine used by all state agencies that conduct online financial transactions. A quarterly TPE User group meeting is held to discuss the TPE product and provide educational training sessions for agency resources. Members often consist of agency accounting and technical representatives.

  • TX-PM Project Management (Mailman Discussion List)
    Email discussion list for networking and expertise sharing among project management professionals in Texas government.

Government-Related Partnerships

  • Data Management
    DIR, in partnership with the Texas State Library and Archives Commission (TSLAC) and the Records Management Interagency Coordinating Council (RMICC), proposes legislation, updates administrative rules, and provides guidelines and best practices regarding data management. Also see Statewide Technology Priority: Data Management.

  • State Agency Coordinating Committee (SACC)
    The purpose of the SACC is to examine administrative and management practices, review problems or issues that have an impact across agency lines, and encourage and foster management practices that are beneficial and cost effective for all state agencies. The group is a voluntary association composed of representatives of 17 specific agencies. SACC has several subcommittees. Some of the subcommittees are open to other state agency representatives beyond the 17 members.

    • SACC – Meetings held quarterly, except during the Legislative Session, when they are held monthly. Meetings open to designated representatives, subcommittee chairs, and invited guests
    • Finance Subcommittee
    • Human Resources Subcommittee
    • Internal Audit Forum (SAIAF) Subcommittee
    • IT Subcommittee – monthly meetings; participation limited to designated representatives and invited guests.
    • Legal Affairs Subcommittee
    • Public Information Subcommittee
    • Purchasing Subcommittee
    • Training and Development Subcommittee – monthly meetings; open to representatives from any Texas state agency or institution of higher education

     

  • Mid-Size Agency Coordinating Council (MACC)
    The mission of the Mid-Sized Agency Coordinating Council is to promote communication and education on issues affecting state agencies with at least 100 but no more than 799 full time equivalent staff positions.

  • Small Agency Task Force
    Executive Directors of agencies under 100 employees meet periodically to share information. (No website at this time.)

  • TASSCC (Texas Association of State Systems for Computing and Communications)
    The mission of TASSCC is partnering to advance education and networking among professionals supporting Information Technology for the Texas Public Sector.