Information Resources Deployment Review (IRDR)
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The Information Resources Manager (IRM) of each Texas state agency and institution of higher education is required by law to develop an Information Resources Deployment Review (IRDR) and send it to DIR and the Quality Assurance Team (QAT) for review. The QAT comprises representatives from DIR, the Legislative Budget Board, and the Texas State Auditor’s Office.
The IRDR is intended to provide a review of the operational aspects of each agency's and institution of higher education’s (agency) information resources deployment, in support of the agency's mission, goals, and objectives. Another important aspect of the review is how the agency's IR deployment supports the state’s IR direction as expressed in the State Strategic Plan for Information Resources Management. Finally, the review is intended to provide confirmation by the agency of compliance with the state's IR-related statutes, rules and standards.
The IRDR process is conducted biennially during the odd-numbered year. The next cycle will commence with the release of a new IRDR Instructions document in the Fall of 2013.
IR Corrective Action Plans
Texas Government Code Section 2054.097 requires DIR to review the IRDR responses of each agency to determine compliance with state technology standards, provisions in the State Strategic Plan, or existing corrective action plans. DIR notifies those agencies found to lack compliance in one or more areas of the need to submit an information resources corrective action plan (IR-CAP). DIR reviews and approves these plans and reports the approval status to the State Auditor's Office and the Legislative Budget Board.
The IR-CAP process increases agency awareness of IR compliance issues and focuses efforts on resolution. While full compliance remains a challenge for many agencies, DIR stands ready to assist IRMs in their efforts.
For more information aboutn the IRDR or the IR-CAP, please contact email@example.com.