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Policies and Guidelines

Across government policies and guidelines support agencies in meeting their business needs and delivering services to their customers.  These include policies, guidelines and other resources designed to help agencies understand what they need to do and how to go about it.

SA Government Digital Policies and Guidelines out for Consultation

Agency feedback is a valued part of our process for releasing Policies and Guidelines.  SA Government Agencies are encouraged to provide feedback by emailing clearly stating the name of the Policy or Guideline you are providing feedback to.

There are no Policies/ Guidelines currently ‘for consultation’ (Discovery, Alpha and Beta releases as indicated).

Policy / Guideline Stage Feedback Due







 All feedback will be reviewed and inform new versions.

Ensuring public sector agencies evaluate cloud services in every new or reformed ICT sourcing, procurement, or market approach.
Responsible Parties should implement procedures to monitor and maintain compliance to applicable statutory, regulatory and contractual security requirements.
In September 2013, the Premier announced a Declaration of Open Data to make government data open by default, and make this information available for use by business and the community.
The Premier's Digital by Default Declaration commits agencies to digitally transform their services. ICT and Digital Government is helping put the declaration into practice.
This section is for SA Government agencies seeking exemption from ICT policies and contracts.
These policies relate to ICT security and include supporting guidelines and templates related to the Information Security Management Framework (ISMF).
Creating awareness of some of the opportunities that social media presents for government, as well as making agencies and staff aware of how to manage the risks.
This section contains policies and guidelines relating to SA Government domain names and website server and application security.