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Master Plan

The State of Minnesota Information and Telecommunications Technology Systems and Services Master Plan is a high-level strategic document revised biennially for the Governor and the Minnesota legislature.

The purpose of this plan is to set the long-term vision for technology strategy and help guide investments for the State of Minnesota’s executive branch agencies. Minnesota IT Services sets priorities based on the technology needs of the state’s programs and manages IT resources efficiently while maintaining the safety and integrity of the information in its care. The Master Plan is meant to serve as a strategic foundation that will help the agency set priorities, timetables and goals, and help leverage new investments for the greatest value.

The IT Master Plan is updated and presented at the beginning of each regular legislative session in odd-numbered years. This corresponds with the presentation of the state’s operating budgets and assures coordination between policy decisions and the investments in systems that enable and support implementation of business direction.

The plan is formulated with input from executive branch agency leadership and IT employees and management.

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The planning window for this Master Plan extended from January 2016 to October 2016 and involved information-gathering and input from a variety of stakeholders in executive branch information technology. Discussions and “listening sessions” were conducted in person to gather and validate input. This Master Plan was reviewed by the Technology Advisory Committee, a governance body established in statute and representing agency leadership, as well as representation from the private sector, state labor and local government.

The Master Plan fits into Minnesota IT Services’ planning activity that includes both long-term and short-term business and IT planning spread through the cycle of the state’s biennial budgeting process.

View a PDF of the 2017-2022 MNIT Master Plan or follow the links below to read more.

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