Office of Enterprise Technology
Function: OET has broad statutory authority under 16E.01 to establish state information technology (IT) direction and policy, to provide services, and to manage and direct state IT resources.
Active dates:July 1, 2005-2012
InterTechnologies Group (ITG)
On July 1, 2005 the former Office of Technology (OT) and InterTechnologies Group (ITG) - both former divisions of the Department of Administration - merged within the Office of Enterprise Technology. The Office was formed in response to recommendations by the Minnesota Drive to Excellence, a 2005 report on reforming government services and processes.
2011 legislation requires the consolidation of executive branch information technology under the State Chief Information Officer. Planning for this initiative began July 25, 2011.
In April, 2012 the Office of Enterprise Technology announced a name change to MN.IT Services. Their press release states: "A new name acknowledges the change that is happening everywhere, and begins to build the brand and mindset among staff and customers that all of the State's IT services are MN.IT Services. The new name provides additional clarity on roles and relationships among MN.IT offices and staff, and helps to describe the organization in a clear and consistent way."
State Chief Information Officer, Carolyn Parnell, appointed by Mark Dayton, Feb. 1, 2011. Formerly, Gopal Khanna, appointed by Governor Tim Pawlenty. (For more information, see Chief Information Officer database record).
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