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Springfield – Department of Innovation and Technology Moves Forward in Transforming Illinois’ Digital Landscape

New agency will lead digital transformation, increase inter-agency efficiency and improve delivery of services to residents and businesses

SPRINGFIELD – Governor Bruce Rauner and State CIO Hardik Bhatt announced today the Administration is moving forward in the formation of the new Illinois Department of Innovation and Technology (DoIT). The Secretary of the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (IDFPR) and the Director of the Illinois Department of Corrections (IDOC) also joined the Governor to explain how their respective agencies have started to transform and modernize their departments’ IT systems.

Since last year, the Rauner Administration began taking steps to transform Illinois’ digital services. IDFPR recently announced it has started migrating from paper-based license renewals to electronic-license renewals. IDOC has implemented the Offender360 program to reduce paperwork, while improving the efficiency of Illinois’ public safety workers.

 

Created under Executive Order 16-01, DoIT will consolidate all IT services in Illinois into one central agency. In the two months since the Governor signed the Executive Order, the proposal has received bipartisan support ensuring DoIT becomes a reality…

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