SANTA FE – Pursuant to NMSA 1978, Sections 9-27-6(J) and 14-4-5.2, the New Mexico Department of Information Technology (DoIT) hereby gives notice of proposed amendment to Rule 1.12.9 NMAC, Project Certification of Technology Projects.

The proposed amendment changes the title of the Rule to Certification of Information Technology Projects; removes references to the no longer existing Information Technology Commission; updates the statutory authority to refer to the New Mexico Department of Information Technology Act; removes several definitions not used in the Rule; adds several new definitions; and updates provisions delineating the information technology project certification process for executive agencies.

The purpose of the proposed amendment is to update Rule 1.12.9 to reflect the current information technology project certification process. Rule 1.12.9 was enacted in 2005 – or two years prior to the creation of the Department of Information Technology in 2007 – and has not been updated since.

Pursuant to NMSA 1978, Section 9-27-6(E)(12), the Department of Information Technology Cabinet Secretary “shall . . . promulgate rules to ensure that information technology projects satisfy criteria established by the secretary and are phased in with funding released in phases contingent upon successful completion of the prior phase[.]”

Further, Section 9-27-6(I)(5) authorizes “[t]he secretary [to] make and adopt such reasonable procedural rules as may be necessary to carry out the duties of the department . . . including . . . requirements for agency information technology projects and related plan, analysis, oversight, assessment and specifications.”

An electronic copy of this Notice and the full text of the proposed amended Rule 1.12.9 is available on
here and on the New Mexico Sunshine Portal

Hard copies of this Notice and the full text of the proposed amended Rule 1.12.9 are available at 715 Alta Vista, Santa Fe, NM 87505.

Written comments may be submitted via email to and via regular mail to New Mexico Department of Information Technology, Attn: EPMO, P.O. Box 22550, Santa Fe, NM 87502-2550. Written comments must be received no later than 5 p.m. on December 9, 2021.

A public rule hearing will be held at 10 a.m. on December 14, 2021, via WebEx©. Members of the public may participate by:

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