About the Department
Secretary, Michael G. Leahy
Deputy Secretary, Lance Schine
2018 AVA Award Winner
has been awarded a 2018 Gold Award in the Government Websites category. AVA Digital Awards is an international competition that recognizes outstanding work by creative professionals involved in the concept, direction, design and production of media that is part of the evolution of digital communication. The AVA Digital Award was designed to pay tribute to the magnificent history of the audio-visual and web industries.
2017 Davey Silver Award:
Maryland.gov has been awarded a 2017 Silver Davey Award in the Government Website category. With nearly 4,000 entries from across the US and around the world, the Davey Awards honors the finest creative work from the best small agencies, firms and companies worldwide.
2016 Nation’s Best State Government Website
For the first time in state history, Maryland’s award-winning website, Maryland.gov was named the Nation’s Best State Government Website as part of the Center for Digital Government’s prestigious Best of Web competition. In addition to providing a gateway to agency websites and timesaving digital government services, Maryland.gov gives agencies and visitors access to payment processing portals, a help desk, interactive events and public meetings calendar. The citizen-centric design provides easy access to a Google site search with custom filters based on content type — pages, services, social media, publications, and even maps, allowing for a lean mobile experience with seamless expandable content for the more than 42 million mobile visitors.
To view a list of all awards and honors, click here
To provide vital technology solutions that allow the Executive Branch, State Agencies and Coordinating Offices to provide Marylanders with services that enable them to live and work more safely, efficiently and productively.
The vision of the Department is to lead the State in the creation and implementation of information technology solutions that improve IT infrastructure and government services and keep Maryland current within IT industry trends.
We adhere to the Governor’s values of providing excellent customer service, increasing efficiency and reducing waste; always being mindful of the taxpayer dollar.
The Department of Information Technology was created by 2008 legislation in an effort to consolidate state agency information technology functions and policies into one department; elevating the department to one that reports directly to the Governor.
In addition to its larger statewide role, the Department of Information Technology manages Information Technology and Telecommunication services within the agency itself and provides support to state agencies, the Executive Office of the Governor, the Governor’s coordinating offices, and a variety of independent agencies within the Executive Branch. Striving to provide the highest level of customer service to its internal and external customers, the Department of Information Technology supports Maryland’s agencies and commissions through its leadership as a principal procurement unit. Most importantly, the department champions the state’s strategic direction for Information Technology and Telecommunications, establishing a long range, target technology architecture, encouraging cross agency collaboration and advocating best practices for operations and project management.
Technological resources at the agency’s disposal combined with a talented and knowledgeable team allow the Department of Information Technology to successfully identify and promulgate opportunities for State agencies to run more efficiently and less expensively, maximizing the State’s investment in technology and telecommunication assets.
The Department of Information Technology consists of seven divisions:
- Application Management
- Statewide Radio System
- Enterprise Planning & Architecture
- Finance & Accounting