Minnesota Office of Technology
Function: The office shall provide leadership and direction for information and communications technology policy in Minnesota. The office shall coordinate strategic investments in information and communications technology to encourage the development of a technically literate society and to ensure sufficient access to and efficient delivery of government services.
Active dates:1996 -2005
The MN Legislature passed SF1905 (see also HF120 for original technology agency legislation) in 1997 which elevated the Minnesota Office of Technology from a division of Children, Families and Learning to an independent state agency within the executive branch (we cite both the original Executive Order and the 1997 legislation in the authority field for the office). An article from "Session Weekly" on March 28, 1997 (p.16) explains the idea behind the shift and has quotes from Rep. Phyllis Kahn and Michael Norton, the Office's Deputy Director. Please see link below or agency notebook for the complete article.
The Minnesota Office of Technology was combined with the InterTechnologies Group in 2005 to form the Office of Enterprise Technology. The new Office was formed in response to recommendations by the Minnesota Drive to Excellence, a 2005 report on reforming government services and processes.
John Gunyou served as the office's executive director from its inception until December 1997. JoAnn Hanson replaced him as executive director.
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