In accordance with the Code of Alabama 1975, Act 2013-68, Title 41, Chapter 28, ยง1-8, the Secretary of Information Technology has the authority to promulgate rules, regulations, and policies and establish procedures and standards for the management and operation of Information Technology (IT) by state agencies.

The following Policies, Procedures, Standards, Guidelines, Templates, and Forms apply to all departments, agencies, offices, boards, commissions, bureaus, and authorities of state government. Exemptions include counties, municipalities, the Alabama State Port Authority, or institutions of higher education governed by a separate board of trustees, although these entities and institutions may enter into cooperative agreements and contracts related to information technology efforts with the state IT system.