Proposed Budget: Securing and Optimizing State IT
IT is a fundamental part of providing government services to citizens and promoting community prosperity. State IT applications help citizens find health care providers, choose health insurance coverage, connect educational opportunities to workforce development, enjoy Minnesota’s great outdoors, and much more.
Governor Walz’s proposed budget includes $15.4M in Fiscal Year 2020 and $8.7M in FY21 to strengthen Minnesota IT Services’ (MNIT’s) cybersecurity efforts and $4.1M in FY20-21 to boost oversight of the state’s IT project portfolio. These resources will enhance MNIT’s cybersecurity posture at a time when cyber-attacks are increasing in sophistication and frequency, and they will ensure that state IT projects roll out at the highest performance level when MNIT partners with state agencies to deliver the services Minnesotans need.