Information Technology

To make sure that access to the First Nation’s information is managed, Council must create a policy for information systems used by the First Nation that follow the rules and standards below:

  • information systems are created to help and support the First Nation’s operations and strategic plan
  • information systems are regularly reviewed to make sure they are being put to the best possible use
  • deals and agreements are entered in the information systems and completed in a timely manner
  • only approved software is used and this software is only available to people who have been trained and approved to use it
  • data and information is easily retrieved and kept according to the standards and requirements of the laws or agreements that the First Nation is under
  • when the First Nation hires contractors to provide information technology services, the definition of services in the contract must meet the needs of the First Nation
  • access to software and data is limited by a set of security tools and techniques
  • the way the data is organized is the way that is best for the First Nation
  • any new methods or ways of organizing the data, or any changes to the previous data structure, are tested before being used
  • all new network, communication, and systems software meet the needs of the First Nation
  • new computer hardware such as laptops and monitors meet the needs of the First Nation

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