Governor Bruce Rauner signed Executive Order 16-01 on Monday to create the new Illinois Department of Innovation and Technology (DoIT) to accelerate Illinois’ modernization. The new state agency will transform and consolidate the state’s information technology functions into one agency.
While there has been some consolidation of IT services under CMS, each agency has been left in charge of developing its own technology solutions. That created a patchwork of systems that were often redundant, vulnerable to cyber attacks, and unable to share data easily across agencies. This new agency will be able to make state government more efficient and accountable while saving taxpayer money.