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Office of Enterprise Technology

Also known as:
Active dates:July 1, 2005-2012

OET has broad statutory authority under 16E.01 to establish state information technology (IT) direction and policy, to provide services, and to manage and direct state IT resources.

Preceded by:
InterTechnologies Group (ITG)
Succeeded by:

On July 1, 2005 the former Office of Technology (OT) and InterTechnologies Group (ITG) - both former divisions of the Department of Administration - merged within the Office of Enterprise Technology. The Office was formed in response to recommendations by the Minnesota Drive to Excellence, a 2005 report on reforming government services and processes.

Legislation in 2011 required the consolidation of executive branch information technology under the State Chief Information Officer. Planning for this initiative began July 25, 2011.

In April, 2012 the Office of Enterprise Technology announced a name change to MN.IT Services. Their press release states: "A new name acknowledges the change that is happening everywhere, and begins to build the brand and mindset among staff and customers that all of the State's IT services are MN.IT Services. The new name provides additional clarity on roles and relationships among MN.IT offices and staff, and helps to describe the organization in a clear and consistent way."

Agency heads:

Gopal Khanna (2005-2010); Carolyn Parnell (2011-2014)

Note: The Legislative Reference Library may have additional reports on or by this group available through our catalog.
News clippings and documents. Agencies Notebook Collection, 2005-2012.
Record last updated: 03/02/2021

All information on this group from the Library’s collection of agency notebooks has been digitized. These materials are incorporated into the “documents/articles” section of the record. Please contact a librarian with any questions. The Minnesota Agencies database is a work in progress.

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