Ohio Department of Administrative Services,
Office of Information Technology
The DAS Office of Information Technology (OIT) delivers statewide information technology and telecommunication services to state government agencies, boards and commissions as well as policy and standards development, lifecycle investment planning and privacy and security management.
The following OIT sections carry out these responsibilities according to the DAS mission, vision, goals and principles to provide service, support and solutions that improve state government.
The State Chief Information Officer’s Office provides the management and leadership of the DAS Office of Information Technology (OIT). The State Chief Information Officer is responsible for the strategic direction and efficient use of information technology across the state and for oversight of state IT activities. As such, this program emphasizes planning, research, communication, and collaboration between government entities for the benefit of the State of Ohio, rather than any one particular interest and is supported by the following program areas:
- OIT Administration
- Business Office
The Investment and Governance Division assists state agencies by providing IT policy and, standards, as well as investment planning and management, IT procurement and contract management, research and project support services. IGD consists of the following program areas:
- Enterprise IT Architecture & Policy
- Enterprise IT Contracting
- Project Success Center
- Strategic Investment Management
The Infrastructure Services Division operates the IT infrastructure for the state, which includes hardware, software and telecommunications. The division consists of the following program areas:
- Business Support Services
- Data Center Operations
- Enterprise Mainframe Computing and Database Services
- Enterprise Operations
- Enterprise Server Team
- Enterprise Storage Team
- Multi-Agency Radio Communication System
- Unified Network Services
Enterprise Shared Solutions coordinates strategies for delivery of government information and services electronically. This includes oversight of the Ohio portal, which enables constituent access to state information and services via the Internet, including Ohio.gov and the Ohio Business Gateway. Enterprise Shared Solutions also partners with the Health and Human Services (HHS) Cabinet and the Governor’s Office of Health Transformation to streamline Health and Human Services. The office consists of the following program areas:
- Enterprise Application Management
- OAKS Service Assurance
- Ohio Benefits
- Ohio Geographically Referenced Information Program
The Office of Information Security and Privacy works with internal and external agency customers to lead the creation, implementation and management of enterprise efforts for information assurance, security, privacy, and risk management.
The Ohio 9-1-1 Program Office coordinates and facilitates communication concerning 9-1-1 issues among state, federal, regional and local 9-1-1 and public safety communications officials. Specifically, the office coordinates all Emergency Services Internet Protocol Network (ESINet) Steering Committee activities to facilitate Next Generation 9-1-1 (NG 9-1-1) state level efforts within the scope of wireless 9-1-1. The implementation of NG 9-1-1 will provide citizens with advanced communication capabilities when calling for emergency services, including police, fire and emergency medical services. Additionally, through use of the ESINet, NG 9-1-1 will become a seamless, coordinated and efficient system available to all local 9-1-1 centers throughout Ohio.