Architecture, Security and 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:


In cases where current or future information technology operations cannot achieve compliance with established information technology laws, policies, standards, or practices, an exception must be documented, submitted, and receive prior approval pursuant to NCGS § 143B-1320(c)-(d).

These guiding authorities include, but are not limited to, North Carolina General Statutes, Session Laws, Executive Orders, North Carolina Administrative Code, the Statewide Information Security Manual, North Carolina Procurement Manual, Statewide IT Term Contracts, and standards set through authority granted to the SCIO.

For additional information, please see the following resources:


All Standards Documents