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.
Seven specialized OIT sections carry out these responsibilities according to the division's mission, vision, goals and principles.
Investment and Governance assists state agencies by providing IT policies, standards, bulletins, and procedures; investment planning; contract management; research; and project support services.
Infrastructure Services operates the IT infrastructure, which includes hardware, software and telecommunications for the state. The division consists of the following business units:
- Enterprise Mainframe Computing Services (EMCS) offers a shared mainframe IT infrastructure and resources. Enterprise Mainframe Computing Services is a 7 day, 24 hour, 365 days a year data processing support organization. Enterprise Mainframe Computing Services staff supports an IT Infrastructure consisting of an IBM Z196 mainframe processor, currently at 5,219 Millions of Instructions per Second (MIPS) and associated peripherals.
- Enterprise Open Systems (EOS) provides a shared IT infrastructure and resources through offering an array of traditional datacenter services across UNIX and Windows/Open platforms.
- Enterprise Shared Services (ESS) focuses on efficient use of technologies in support of enterprise and multi-agency initiatives by providing services that include electronic forms filing, secure data interchange and exchange, e-Payment engine, business intelligence and reporting, collaborative tools, GIS and Ohio Geographically Referenced Information Program (OGRIP) services. The 2009 OGRIP Council State Property Report is available here.
- Multi-Agency Radio Communications System (MARCS) provides statewide voice and data communications for public safety first responders. The data communication service provides the backbone for our state-level law enforcement's Computer Aided Dispatch suites and in-car mobile computer terminals for the State Highway Patrol, the Department of Natural Resources and the Ohio Emergency Management Agency.
- Unified Network Services (UNS) is a provider of voice and data solutions to state and local governments, functions as the state's Internet service provider and administers Telecommunication Contract Services.
Digital Government coordinates strategies for delivery of government information and services electronically. Digital Government oversees the Ohio Portal, which enables constituent access to state information and services via the Web, including Ohio.gov and the Ohio Business Gateway, a multi-agency reporting and payment application for businesses.
The Ohio Administrative Knowledge System (OAKS) Project Management Office oversees OAKS, an enterprise resource planning software system integrating central government business functions, including human resources, procurement, budgeting, accounting and asset management. Access to OAKS is available through myOhio.gov.
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.
DAS Information Technology Services (ITS) supports the effective use of information technology throughout DAS internal operations. ITS provides application system development, desktop support, LAN (local area network) management and maintenance of the DAS Web pages.
DAS-OIT IT Shared Solutions Office partners with the Health and Human Services (HHS) Cabinet and the Governor’s Office of Health Transformation in an effort to streamline Health and Human Services. Together, the partners will enable the vision of an integrated approach to the state’s HHS programs and services based on a person-centered model of practice. Using a shared IT platform and a repeatable solution pattern through the deployment of an Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) Competency Center, the IT Shared Solutions Office is working with stakeholders to implement integrated consumer access; robust self-service for determination of eligibility and application across the state’s HHS programs; and enterprise data integration. It will also offer statewide data sharing, business intelligence and analytical solutions.