The Administration strongly believes that improving and expanding the state’s use of technology is vital to creating a state government that is more transparent, accountable, efficient and effective in delivering services and meeting its responsibilities to all of its constituents. The administration's commitment to enhancing the state's effective use of technology is evidenced, in part, by the establishment and continued financial support of the Information Technology Capital Investment Program: Fiscal Year Authorization 50,000,000 50,000,000 50,000,000 80,000,000 51,000,000
The Administration strongly believes that improving and expanding the state’s use of technology is vital to creating a state government that is more transparent, accountable, efficient and effective in delivering services and meeting its responsibilities to all of its constituents.
The administration's commitment to enhancing the state's effective use of technology is evidenced, in part, by the establishment and continued financial support of the Information Technology Capital Investment Program:
Background and Goals of the Information Technology Capital Investment Program
The State’s Information Technology (IT) infrastructure consists of a wide array of systems, many of which are aging and no longer meet all modern-day business needs. These vast decentralized systems are complex and fragmented and are very challenging to maintain securely. In addition, these systems often cannot work and communicate effectively with each other. Historically, funding for information technology projects or initiatives has been approached at the program or agency level. This has inhibited the ability to promote collaboration between common business functions which often span several agencies and/or programs.
The rapidly changing pace of technology provides significant opportunities to transform how government provides its services. The challenge for the State has been that it is too costly to seek to fix or upgrade all of its technology systems on an individual basis. The state must seek to leverage its investments in technology by taking an enterprise-wide approach, wherever possible, to funding projects. Therefore, a major goal of the Information Technology Capital Investment Program (the “Program”) is to invest in and create systems that are interoperable and that involve shared services and applications.
The program is seeking to pursue information technology opportunities and investments that meet the following strategic priorities:
On July 20, 2012, there was established and Information Technology Strategy and Investment Committee (the “Committee”) to oversee and implement the state’s activities and investments in technology. A major activity of the Committee will be oversight and implementation of the Information Technology Capital Investment Program. The Committee is charged with ensuring that the goals of the Program, which is to implement technology solutions across agencies that will meet the State’s highest priority business needs. The Committee is co-chaired by the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management and the Commissioner of Administrative Services. The Committee is staffed by the Office of Policy and Management, with assistance of project advisors from DAS-BEST.
The role of the Committee with respect to the Fund shall include:
The Committee meets on a monthly basis. For more information click here.
To apply for funds through the Information Technology Capital Investment Program please follow these three steps:
For each project/program:
Aligning Information Technology Investments with LeanCT
Agencies will be required to provide periodic project status updates to OPM’s Information Technology Policy Office which reports shall be shared with the Committee. The Committee may meet with agencies periodically to review the progress of projects.
Agencies shall communicate with the State CIO and the Director of OPM’s IT Policy Office, or their designees, regarding the need for major scope and/or budgetary changes in regard to approved projects. OPM and the CIO shall consult, as needed, with the affected agencies, the Committee and OPM’s Budget Division in this regard.
To help ensure the state information technology investments, spending and activities address the above 7 strategic priorities, the Committee will also provide oversight for large agency projects regardless of funding source.
Existing Project Portfolio
The following pie chart represents the agencies who have received approval for projects and received funding allotments through the Bond Commission. The percentage is based on the overall allotments from the IT Capital Investment Program. Note, this is not a representation of actual expenses for each of the agencies projects but rather the allotments provided.
Jim Hadfield, (860) 418-6438; Jim.Hadfield@ct.gov
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