Architecture, Security & Procurement

Standard - “a document that provides requirements, specifications, guidelines or characteristics that can be used consistently to ensure that materials, products, processes and services are fit for their purpose.” – International Organization for Standardization (ISO)

The State Chief Information Officer (SCIO) is responsible for overseeing a planning framework that collaboratively develops and publishes information technology standards that guide procurement, architecture, design, engineering, and operational activities:

All Standards Documents

Desktop Configuration

Desktop Configuration

For desktop configuration standards, please contact NCDIT Operations Support at

Domain Management

Domain Management

Domain Management Guidelines

Geographic Information Services

Geographic Information Services

Assessing Cloud-Based Solutions for Geospatial Data and Mapping

Geographic Data Content Standard for Water Distribution and Sanitary Sewer Systems

GeoMapp Key Findings and Best Practices

Geospatial OneStop Geodetic Control


GIS Mobile Best Practices

LGC Bylaws 2016

National Digital Elevation Program Guidelines

NC Parcel Data Standard Revision (2016)

NC Parcel Data Standard Revision Summary (2016)

North American Vertical Datum of 1988

North Carolina Technical Specification for LiDAR Base Mapping

North Carolina Technical Specifications for Digital Orthophoto Base Mapping

Oblique Imagery Guidance

State and Local Government GIS Metadata Profile

Statewide Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) Data Collection and Documentation Standards

Understanding Compression of Geospatial Raster Imagery

U.S. National Grid - Format for Presenting Data

Identity and Access Management

Identity and Access Management


The state chief information officer strives to simplify electronic transactions with North Carolina state government. The state CIO is required to ensure this happens in a secure manner. This is accomplished through authentication of users and controlled access to applications and services.


To achieve this, the state CIO requires all interagency and external-facing solutions and applications that create content use the state’s identity and access management solution, NCID.

More information on the NCID service can be found at: and

NCID is used to integrate with numerous systems to synergize the end-user experience by providing authentication and authorization for state applications and solutions.

All solutions requiring NCID authentication must externalize identity and access management and support the following protocols:

  • Security Assertion Markup Language (SAML v2) 
  • Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) 
  • Web Services (SOAP/WSDL)  

As existing solutions are upgraded or replaced, they will be required to support the above protocols.

A formal exception is required to use a solution other than NCID. The agency must provide just cause for the exception to be approved.

The exception form can be found on

Project Management

Project Management

Benefits Estimation

Cost Estimation

Customer Feedback

Lessons Learned

Program/Project Review

Project Architecture Review

Project Assessment Type

Project Change Request

Project Change Request Form

Project Charter

Project Closeout

Project Closeout Report

Project Contract Award Recommendation

Project Decision Memo

Project Execution and Build

Project Financial Assessment

Project Go-Live Readiness Assessment

Project Implementation

Project Initiation

Project Management Process

Project Management Roles, Responsibilities and Authorities

Project Manager Assessment

Project Peer Review

Project Planning and Design

Project RFP Review

Project RFP Review Form

Project Security Review

Project Security Review Form

Project Weekly Status Report

Project Weekly Status Report Example

Project Weekly Status Report Form

Quality Assurance Process

Quality Control Decision Points

Quality Control Process