Minnesota’s Blue Ribbon Council on IT Releases 2nd Report

Minnesota’s Blue Ribbon Council on IT Releases 2nd Report

Minnesota’s Blue Ribbon Council on Information Technology Releases Second Report
The Blue Ribbon Council on Information Technology released its second report of recommendations to strengthen the state’s modernization efforts

ST. PAUL, MN (STL.News) Minnesota’s Blue Ribbon Council on Information Technology (BRC-IT) released its second report of recommendations for state technology and innovation.  The Council was established on February 6, 2019 by Executive Order 19-02, to serve as an advisory group to Governor Tim Walz and Lieutenant Governor Peggy Flanagan to modernize technology systems and business process modernization.

“More than ever before, it is critically important to modernize Minnesota’s IT systems to be more robust, efficient, and secure,” said Governor Walz.  “Minnesota residents and businesses who interact with the State deserve the best possible service.  I am grateful for the Council’s hard work to create an IT infrastructure that serves all Minnesotans, and I look forward to reviewing their recommendations.”

“From disseminating vital public health information to connecting Minnesotans to the benefits and resources they deserve, it is critical that Minnesota’s IT systems are accessible, intuitive, and equitable,” said Lieutenant Governor Flanagan.  “I look forward to reviewing the report of the Council as we work together to modernize our state government services.”

The recommendations in the BRC-IT February 2021 report strengthen the culture of work that can advance recommendations from the June 2020 report , which focused on topics such as cybersecurity, data privacy, modernization, and the development of a strong state IT workforce. 

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