Department of Information Technology
At a Glance
ROCK REGAN, Chief Information Officer
Established - 1997
Central office - 101 East River Drive,
East Hartford, CT 06108
Number of employees –
General Fund (33)
Revolving Fund (273)
Technical Services Revolving Fund - $73.8 million
Organizational structure – Office of the Chief Information Officer, Business Development Division, Customer Relations Division, Operations Division.
DOIT was created in 1997 to make the State of Connecticut a leader in the effective use of technology to improve government operations and services. It is carrying out this mission through consolidating state IT services and resources and developing enterprise-wide solutions to meet the common IT needs among more than 60 client agencies in the executive branch.
Connecticut Education Network Moving Ahead
During the past year DOIT provided significant assistance to the state’s K-12 schools and institutions of higher education. The bulk of that assistance centered on the preparation for the Connecticut Education Network, a high-speed network connecting more than 1,000 K-12 schools, 100 college and university campus and 350 public libraries. Construction began in March to bring dedicated fiber-optic cables into forty school districts or college campuses by October, along a backbone route from Hartford to New Haven to Waterbury to New Britain, back to Hartford.
DOIT is leading the development and launch of the new State portal called CT.gov.
The portal offers a single point of access to state information and services, which is organized by the needs of the users and includes a new design common among State of Connecticut websites. The portal utilizes a new publishing tool that will assist agencies in managing the growing demand for online information. DOIT has created the Portal Management Group to facilitate the process of migrating agencies to the new portal. The project is currently in the pilot phase and has seen the successful migration of several sites including the Department of Motor Vehicles and the Commission on Fire Prevention and Control. The new sites can be viewed at http://www.ct.gov/dmv and http://www.ct.gov/cfpc.
Governor, State Officials Attend State Data Center Grand Opening
More than 200 attended the Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for the State of Connecticut’s new Data Center February 27. Governor John G. Rowland, Chief Information Officer Rock Regan, DOIT and IBM officials officially cut the ribbon, signaling a new era in the state information technology infrastructure. In addition to the ribbon cutting, Governor’s Service Awards were presented to 79 IT professionals who played a major role.
Thirty Agencies Participate in First Phase of DOIT Strategic Planning Initiative
Teams of IT and business staff from 30 agencies are meeting individually with DOIT staff this summer in the first phase of DOIT’s long term strategic IT planning initiative. Individual and aggregate analysis of the collected data will score major applications based on their technical condition and how well they support each agency’s core business functions. Results of each individual analysis will be presented to client agencies for discussion on viable long-term technology options and solutions.
CT CIO Testifies on Technology’s Role in Bioterrorism Response
Rock Regan, Chief Information Officer (CIO) for the State of Connecticut, testified before the House Government Reform Committee Technology Subcommittee in December. The hearing focused on the role of technology in strengthening the nation’s infrastructure in response to acts of Bioterrorism.