Who we are
Throughout the last decade, Minnesota IT Services (MNIT), the information technology agency for the executive branch, has set a course to help the state realize the vision of an innovative digital government that works for all.
Led by the state’s Chief Information Officer, MNIT partners to deliver secure, reliable technology solutions to improve the lives of all Minnesotans as we set IT strategy, direction, policies, and standards for enterprise IT leadership and planning.
What We Do
Technology plays a critical role in supporting state-run services.
MNIT delivers a full suite of enterprise services to executive branch state agencies, boards, councils, and commissions, as well as specific applications and technologies that enable state of Minnesota agency partners to carry out day-to-day operations and connect with the Minnesotans they serve. Across the technology spectrum, MNIT teams support the IT infrastructure – the system of software, hardware, networks, facilities, and service components – that keep the state of Minnesota running, from routine management to the co-creation of transformational digital state services that Minnesotans interact with directly.
Enterprise services provided to each state agency embed security protections, maximize efficiencies, and reduce costs. These services include email, conferencing, network, desktop support, phone services, security, and more. Services that are unique to a state agency are delivered locally by MNIT’s Chief Business Technology Officers (CBTOs) and their teams. MNIT supports hundreds of these “line-of-business” services, which includes support for agency-specific applications and projects, and they are a direct pass-through charge to the agencies.
MNIT provides some limited-service offerings to non-executive branch partners, including higher education institutions, school districts, public libraries, the legislative branch, judicial branch, constitutional offices, counties, cities, tribal nations, and other government organizations in Minnesota.
MNIT also extends cybersecurity staff and programs to counties to reduce risks to state data and systems. The MNIT Enterprise Security Office manages the Statewide Security Monitoring Initiative (SSMI), an innovative county monitoring program that is the only one of its kind in the nation. The program provides counties with infrastructure, hardware, and software for cybersecurity detection and monitoring.