The Budget Office reports on the statewide IT Spend. Prior to consolidation, state agencies lacked a mechanism to consider IT spending from an enterprise perspective and therefore missed opportunities to implement technology solutions that collaborate activities and resources among departments. Compounding this challenge is the fact that transactions are not consistently recorded in a manner that identifies them as information technology expenditures. Without having this information properly recorded, this data is not readily available without manual analyses. OIT and the Office of the State Controller worked diligently over the past two years to develop the best historic and current reporting structure possible. Through better reporting processes, agencies will have a better understanding of their actual IT spend. OIT will continue to work with Agency IT Directors and budget and financial officers to ensure that this key data is provided to and reviewed with the appropriate senior level management in the agencies to facilitate better management of state IT resources.
Furthermore, OIT reviews all IT-related budget change requests prior to submitting those requests to the Office of State Planning and Budgeting (OSPB) for consideration. This review allows OIT to determine if there are consolidation/collaboration opportunities and to validate that the request supports the state's IT strategic direction while also supporting the business needs of the departments. Once reviewed with the requesting department, and if approved, OIT forwards the request to OSPB.
The budget process involves planning and implementation across three fiscal years. Planning for the Fiscal Year 2015-16 Budget begins in Fiscal Year 2013-14. See below for supporting documentation that fully lays out the budgeting process.
Email is the best way to reach us. Write to OIT_BudgetOffice@state.co.us.