Technical standards

GO-ITS 20.1 Platform Software Standard
This standard lists I&IT software products being deployed within the standardized I&IT development, test and deployment environments.

GO-ITS 24.0 Omnibus Web Services Standard
The Omnibus Web Services standard 24.0 provides the foundation for the realization of an open and interoperable I&IT environment in the OPS.

GO-ITS 24.1 Omnibus Information and Content Standard
The Omnibus Information and Content standard 24.1 provide the foundation for the realization of an open and interoperable I&IT environment in the OPS.

GO-ITS 24.2 Omnibus Technical Standard
The Omnibus Technical standard 24.2 provides the foundation for the realization of an open and interoperable I&IT environment in the OPS.

GO-ITS 51 Advanced Metering Infrastructure
Specifications and standards for all elements of the Smart Metering Initiative.

Architecture standards

GO-ITS 54 Application Development Standards for SDLC
The intent of this GO-ITS 54 document is to describe the standards, which apply when developing applications in the Ontario Public Services (Ontario Public Service).

GO-ITS 56 Ontario Public Service Enterprise Architecture Principles and Artefacts
This document outlines Ontario Public Service Enterprise Architecture: Principles and Artefacts.

GO-ITS 56 Ontario Public Service Enterprise Architecture Principles and Artefacts Appendix A - Ontario Public Service Enterprise Architecture Principles
This standard takes key parts of existing authoritative Ontario Public Service Enterprise Architecture practice and encapsulate it in GO-ITS format.

GO-ITS 56 Ontario Public Service Enterprise Architecture Principles and Artefacts Appendix B - Corporate Enterprise Architecture Review Requirements Guidebook
Appendix to the GO-ITS 56 Ontario Public Service Enterprise Architecture standard.

GO-ITS 56.1 Defining Programs and Services in the Ontario Public Service
This handbook provides techniques and methods to identify and design government programs and services.

GO-ITS 56.1 Defining Programs and Services in the Ontario Public Service Appendix A
Appendix to handbook that provides techniques and methods to identify and design government programs and services.

GO-ITS 56.2 OPS Case Management Reference Model
This reference model provides an abstract representation of Case Management in the context of government programs and services.

GO-ITS 56.2 OPS Case Management Reference Model Appendix A
(Appendix A) This reference model provides an abstract representation of Case Management in the context of government programs and services.

GO-ITS 56.3 Information Modeling Standard
This document provides standards, guidelines and best practices for information modeling and recommended practices across the OPS.

GO-ITS 56.3 Information Modeling Handbook (IMH) – Appendices
The Information Modeling Handbook (IMH) provides standards, guidelines and best practices for information modeling.

GO-ITS 56.4 Ontario Public Service Business Intelligence Reference Model
This reference model provides an abstract representation of Business Intelligence in the context of government programs and services.

GO-ITS 56.5 Ontario Public Service Grants Management Reference Model
This reference model is intended to define a generic guideline for a uniform Grants Management business architecture.

GO-ITS 56.5 Ontario Public Service Grants Management Reference Model Appendix A
This reference model provides an abstract representation of Grants Management in the context of government programs and services. It's intended for Ontario Public Service ministries and agencies that are considering the adoption of a grants management approach to planning and managing their operations.

GO-ITS 56.6 Ontario Public Service Benefits Reference Model
This reference model is intended to define a generic guideline standard to bring uniformity to design of any future benefits initiatives.

Information standards

GO-ITS 23 Government of Ontario Web Standard
This standard defines directions in the areas of corporate functionality, accessibility, usability, look and feel, and responsibility for Government of Ontario websites.

GO-ITS 27.1 Information Standard for Address Specification using Government of Ontario CDE Schema Version 2.0
This document outlines information about Address Specification using Government of Ontario CDE Schema Version 2.0.

GO-ITS 27.2 Information Standard for Party and Party Contact Spec using Government of Ontario CDE XML Schema
This document outlines information about Information Standard for Party and Party Contact Spec using Government of Ontario CDE XML Schema (GOCDES).

GO-ITS 29 Ontario Road Network
This document outline the Ontario Road Network (ORN) Data Standard for Road Geometry and Attributes.

GO-ITS 43 Web Metadata Standard
This standard outlines a set of metadata elements for the description of Government of Ontario web resources.

GO-ITS 45.1 NAD83 (North American Datum 1983)
This standard describes the North American Datum 1983 (NAD83) as the standard horizontal geodetic datum to be used for all geospatial referencing activities.

GO-ITS 45.2 NTv2 (National Transformation Version 2)
This standard describes the National Transformation version 2 (NTv2) methodology to be used to transform geospatial information between the North America Datum 1927 (NAD27) and the North America Datum 1983 (NAD83).

GO-ITS 45.3 Ontario Specification for GPS Control Surveys
This standard describes the Ontario Specification for GPS Control Surveys which specifies the requirements for all Global Positioning System (GPS) geodetic control surveys intended for inclusion or loading into the provincial geodetic control database known as COSINE (Control Survey Information Exchange).

GO-ITS 46 Common Metadata Elements Standard
The Common Metadata Elements Standard (CMES) is intended for those creating and using specialized metadata standards.

GO-ITS 59 Single Business Number Standard
This standard mandates the format and use for the Single Business Number (SBN) which Government of Ontario programs must use if referencing business entities within business transactions and in Information Technology applications.

GO-ITS 70 Registration of Individual Ministry Customer Index Files
This standard describes the format and characteristics of data elements to be used in a customer index file (CIF). It is not specific to a single cluster/ministry or former Schedule I and IV agency.

GO-ITS 70.01 Customer Index Files
This technical report interprets and defines information for the implementation of the GO-ITS standards for government Customer Index Files (CIFs).

GO-ITS 71.00 Business Registration Data Elements
This standard describes the format and characteristics of data elements to be used for the registering of business by clusters/ministries and all former Schedule I and IV provincial government agencies of the Government of Ontario.

GO-ITS 71.01 Business Registration- Interpretation Guidelines
This technical report interprets and defines guidelines for the implementation of the GO-ITS standard for Business Registration.

GO-ITS 72 Geospatial Metadata Standard
This standards outlines the Geospatial Metadata Basic Content Requirement in the Ontario Public Service.

GO-ITS 74.00 Date Format
This standard sets a common 8-digit format for dates held in electronic files and follows the international ISO standards for date format.

Information Technology Service Management

GO-ITS 35 Ontario Public Service Enterprise Change Management Standard
This document establishes standard ECM Principles, Roles and associated process and process model for use across the Ontario Public Service.

GO-ITS 36 Enterprise Service Asset Configuration Management (eSACM)
This document is for ministries and agencies that use Ontario Public Service (OPS) information and information technology products or services. It establishes the enterprise Service Asset and Configuration Management process (eSACM) principles, roles and associated process model for a single unified eSACM process within the OPS.

GO-ITS 37 Enterprise Incident Management Process
This document redefines certain aspects of the enterprise Incident Management Principles, Roles and the associated process model.

GO-ITS 38 Enterprise Problem Management Process
This document establishes the enterprise Problem Management Principles, Roles and the associated process model. These standard elements provide a single unified process for enterprise Problem Management within the Ontario Public Service.

GO-ITS 40 Enterprise Release Management
This document establishes standard eRM Principles, Roles and associated process and process model for use across the Ontario Public Service.

GO-ITS 41 Enterprise Service Level Management
Learn about the enterprise Service Level Management process for our information and information technology (I&IT) products and services.

GO-ITS 44 ITSM Terminology Reference Model
Get definitions for terms we use for IT service management (ITSM).

GO-ITS 55 Ontario Public Service IT Service Desk Interaction Model and Incident Management Support Patterns
This document provides service support patterns for the Ontario Public Service IT Service Desk (ITSD).

Green IT standards

GO-ITS 90 Acquisition of Electronic Equipment
This document defines the sustainable Green Computing environment within the OPS by helping clusters and ministries reduce GHG emissions associated with Information Technology.

GO-ITS 92 Printing and Copying
This document outlines the printing and copying requirements to support the Government of Ontario's objective to foster a sustainable Green Computing environment.

GO-ITS 93 Power Management
This document prescribes the power management policy of electronic equipment and the exceptions for critical services and business operations.

Networking standards

GO-ITS 1.40 Electronic Communications and Networking SMTP Electronic Mail
This is an updated standard to mandate the use of Ontario.ca as approved by the Ontario Modernization Committee.

GO-ITS 39.1 Wireless Local Area Networks Mandatory and Non-Mandatory Technical Standards and Specifications
This standard defines mandatory WLAN security requirements, technical standards and specifications.

GO-ITS 57.1 Network Quality of Service Standard
This document defines the requirements for service classes and design criteria when deploying QoS.

GO-ITS 80 Cabling and Wiring for Voice and Data Communications in Government Buildings
This standard defines the requirements for the cabling and wiring of data and voice communications in Government of Ontario buildings.

Security standards

GO-ITS 25.0 General Security Requirements
This document defines general security requirements for the protection of the integrity, confidentiality and availability of Government of Ontario networks and computer systems.

GO-ITS 25.1 Security Requirements for Routers and Switches
This document is one in a series that define operational principles, requirements and best practices for the protection of Government of Ontario networks and computer systems.

GO-ITS 25.5 Security Requirements for Wireless LANs
This document sets out security requirements for wireless LANs (WLANs) within the Government of Ontario.

GO-ITS 25.6 Security Requirements for Firewalls
This document sets out security requirements for firewall design, specification, and deployment within the Government of Ontario.

GO-ITS 25.7 Security Requirements for Remote Access Services
This document sets out the security requirements for remote access services (RAS) for the Government of Ontario (the Government).

GO-ITS 25.8 Security Requirements for Servers
This document sets out security requirements for servers deployed by, or operated on behalf of, the Government of Ontario.

GO-ITS 25.10 Security Requirements for Mobile Devices
This document describes security requirements for the use of mobile devices and technology within the Government of Ontario.

GO-ITS 25.11 Security Design Requirements
This document describes security concepts and requirements that are useful for designers, implementers, and evaluators.

GO-ITS 25.12 Security Requirements for the Use of Cryptography
This document outlines the context and requirements for appropriate use of cryptography within the Government of Ontario.

GO-ITS 25.13 Security Requirements for Web Applications
This document describes security requirements for the implementation of Internet Web Applications within the Government of Ontario.

GO-ITS 25.18 Data Centre Physical Security Standards
This document describes minimum security requirements for the physical design, construction, and operation of data centres for the Government of Ontario.

GO-ITS 25.20 Disposal, Loss and Incident Reporting of Computerized Devices and Digital Storage Media
This standard sets out the processes and procedures that must be followed when disposing of all computerized devices and digital storage media, including the technical procedures that must be used to adequately sanitize and/or destroy them.

GO-ITS 25.21 Cloud First Principles and Security Requirements
This document is for ministries and agencies that use Ontario Public Service (OPS) information and information technology products or services. It is intended to assist in Cloud Services adoption, and help ensure that the use of Cloud Services does not result in undue levels of risk while promoting evidence of controls geared to clear criteria.

GO-ITS 42 Security Requirements for Enterprise Vulnerability Management
This document outlines an Enterprise Vulnerability Management Practice (EVMP) and describes parameters, features, or configurations associated with managing vulnerabilities across the Ontario Public Service.

Enterprise products

GO-ITS 1.10 Network Operating Systems and Desktop Operating Systems
This document sets standards for network operating systems (NOS) and desktop operating systems (DOS)

GO-ITS 1.11 Client Workstation Platform Standard
This document outlines the standards that define the operating platform for end-user productivity hardware.

Appendix - OPS Standard Enterprise Image
This table lists the OPS standard enterprise image.

GO-ITS 30.00 Database Management Systems
This document defines Database Management Systems (DBMS) product brand standards, which the Government of Ontario has selected including; DBMS standards, IBM's Universal Database (DB2) product and Oracle's Oracle8 Enterprise Edition product, and their subsequent version releases.

GO-ITS 30.1 Enterprise-wide Case Management Product Standard
This document outlines the product standardization established to limit the number of software products in use within the Ontario Public Service.

GO-ITS 30.2 Ontario Public Service Middleware Software for Java Platform
This document outlines the standard for Ontario Public Service Middleware Software for Java Platform.

GO-ITS 30.3 Ontario Public Service Business Intelligence Software
This document defines the Ontario Public Service standard for Business Intelligence (BI) software.

GO-ITS 30.7 Ontario Public Service Backup & Restore Software Suite
This document outlines the product brand standard for the Ontario Public Service Enterprise (ITS) Backup & Restore software.