Buying Technology

  • Software Evaluation Policy

    The COIT Software Evaluation Policy will require a standard, rigorous evaluation of the operational benefits and total cost of ownership of new software.

  • Green Technology Purchasing Policy

    The purpose of this policy is to establish the green information technology procurement vision and goals that are applicable to all City and County of San Francisco departments.

  • Cloud Acquisition and Management Policy

    The City and County of San Francisco encourages the use of cloud services when cost efficiencies are available, risk mitigation strategies are in place, and the services support the City’s data sharing strategy through interoperable systems.

Managing Data

  • Data Classification Standard

    The Data Classification Standard requires departments to categorize and label or mark data per classification levels and review classification of data on a regular basis.

  • Metadata Standard

    The Metadata Standard helps users search, find and understand published data.

  • Data Management Policy

    This policy establishes a framework for the management of data as an asset across the City.

Protecting Privacy

  • Citywide Employee Drone Policy

    The City's Drone Policy authorizes select departments to use unmanned aerial systems, also known as drones. Departments are required to follow a variety of protections that emphasize public safety and the privacy of San Francisco residents.

  • Surveillance Technology Inventories

    In 2019, San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors passed the Acquisition of Surveillance Technology Ordinance requiring an inventory of all surveillance technologies that are in possession or in use by City departments.

Risk Management

Technology Infrastructure

  • Email Policy

    Thus this policy is established to outline the standards for use and management of email systems in the City and County San Francisco.

  • Service Set Identifier (SSID) Standard

    All City-owned and operated public wireless networks located in the City and County of San Francisco must use the City SSID standard.

Using Technology

  • Acceptable Use Policy

    Outline of the acceptable use of all City-owned or leased computer equipment. Inappropriate use of equipment exposes the City to risks including virus attacks, compromise of network systems and services, breach of confidentiality, and legal liability.

  • Software License Compliance Policy

    The purpose of the Software License Compliance Policy is to establish the policy for software licenses compliance and tracking.

  • Technology Project Management Policy

    This policy establishes the technology project management policy standard for the City and County San Francisco.