The City has established an Information Technology Advisory Team (ITAT) which meets regularly and whose members are comprised of a subset of department heads. The scope and responsibilities of the team include:
IT Strategy – ITAT provides input to, and review of, IT strategy, fiscal budget planning and project priorities.
Standards, Procedures and Policy Guidance – ITAT reviews technology standards, policies and guidelines provided by IT Department staff and facilitates communication and rollout of them to the rest of the City as needed.
Program and Project Sponsorship – Based upon strategy and funding, ITAT recommends priorities and provides active support for IT initiatives. ITAT also oversees (review, risk mitigation, executive analysis) and acts as an escalation point as needed throughout the lifecycle of IT initiatives.