UW Information Technology

Revised IT projects and acquisitions procedures for the UW

New procedures that provide a guide for how to comply with the recently updated policy for Information Technology, Telecommunications and Networking Projects and Acquisitions (APS 2.3) are under development and will be posted to this website soon.

The policy meets the oversight requirements of Washington state and the UW’s Information Technology governance boards. The state’s requirements affect all state agencies, including the public universities. The policy also highlights the responsibility of UW units to ensure they are being good stewards of information technology resources, including addressing information security, accessibility, duplication of effort, and sustainability.

Who needs to comply

If you are responsible for managing IT projects or acquiring IT equipment, software, services or contracts of any kind—for academic, research or administrative purposes—you may need to comply with the reporting and oversight requirements outlined in the updated policy, depending on the level of risk, impact to the UW, and the system’s  lifecycle costs.

The updated APS 2.3 outlines reporting and oversight requirements for all information technology (IT), networking and telecommunications projects and acquisitions.

More Information, outreach efforts

Please refer to the updated policy or send your questions to Kerry Kahl, UW-IT Compliance Assurance and Major Procurements.

An outreach and education effort is being planned for this fall, and we will be updating this website with new procedures and more information, providing a guide to help you identify which projects and acquisitions fall under the requirements and how to comply.