IT Needs Assessment, Procurement, and Security
Reports 20-10, 20-11, and 20-12 | September 2020
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin (UW) System is statutorily responsible for overseeing information technology (IT) projects in UW System. The Department of Administration (DOA) is statutorily responsible for ensuring that executive branch agencies, other than UW System, make effective and efficient use of IT resources. We found that UW institutions, including UW System Administration, and state agencies, including DOA, did not consistently comply with various statutes, policies, and best practices and we make recommendations for improvements. DOA also administers the master lease program, through which state agencies may fund their purchases of IT systems. We found concerns with DOA’s program policies, consideration of applications for master lease funding, program oversight, and statutorily required reporting, and we make recommendations for improvements.