IT Policy and Advice for Idaho Agencies

Idaho Technology Authority (ITA)

Vision and Mission

Vision

Capture 21st Century technologies to deliver services to Idaho's citizens.

Mission

The Idaho Technology Authority (ITA) reviews and evaluates the information technology and telecommunications systems in use by state agencies, and prepares statewide short and long-range IT and Telecommunications Plans.

Within the context of those plans, the ITA establishes statewide IT and telecommunications policies, standards, guidelines and conventions assuring uniformity and compatibility of state agency systems. The ITA follows the philosophy of local control and central coordination, and has statutory authority (I.C. §67-5745).

ITA will develop and implement a comprehensive statewide information technology infrastructure to enhance the delivery of accurate, timely and appropriate services for Idahoans while increasing their economic vitality.


Statutes


Members

STATUTORY MEMBERS

CHIEF TECHNOLOGY OFFICER, DEPT. OF ADMINISTRATION
Greg Zickau (INTERIM CHAIR)
Phone: (208) 332.1875
650 W. State Street,
Boise, Idaho 83720

STATE CONTROLLER
Brandon Woolf
Alternate: Dan Goicoechea
Phone: (208) 334.2342
PO Box 83720
Boise, Idaho 83720-0011

DIRECTOR, DEPT. OF HEALTH AND WELFARE
Russell S. Barron
Alternate: Dave Taylor
Phone: (208) 334.6684
PO Box 83720
Boise, Idaho 83720-0036

DIRECTOR, DEPT. LABOR
Kenneth D. Edmunds
Alternate: Eric Beck
Phone: (208) 332.3570, ext. 3333
317 West Main Street,
Boise, Idaho 83735-0001

DIRECTOR, IDAHO TRANSPORTATION DEPT.
Brian Ness
Alternate: Charlene McArthur
Phone: (208) 334.8876
3311 W. State Street,
Boise, Idaho 83707

DIRECTOR, IDAHO STATE POLICE
Col. Ralph Powell
Alternate: Maj. Charlie Spencer
Phone: (208) 884.7203
700 S. Stratford Drive,
Meridian, Idaho 83642

DIRECTOR, DEPT. OF CORRECTION
Henry Atencio
Alternate: Pat Donaldson
Phone: (208) 658.2108
1299 N. Orchard Street, Ste 110,
Boise, Idaho 83706

DIRECTOR, LEGISLATIVE SERVICES OFFI CE
Eric Milstead
Alternate: VACANT
700 W. Jefferson Street,
Boise, Idaho 83720

ADMINISTRATOR, DIV. OF FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT
Jani Revier
Alternate: David Fulkerson
Phone: (208) 854.3072
304 N. 8th Street,
Boise, Idaho 83720

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION
Matt Freeman
Phone: (208) 332.1570
PO Box 83720
Boise, Idaho 83720-0037

ADJ. GENERAL, IDAHO MILITARY DIVISION
Maj. Gen. Gary Sayler
Phone: (208) 422.5242
Alternate: Richard Turner
Phone: (208) 422.5471
4040 W. Guard Street, Bldg. 600,
Boise, Idaho 83705

CHAIR, IDAHO GEOSPATIAL COUNCIL - EXEC. COMMITTEE
Pam Bond
Phone: (208) 287.2724
Idaho Dept. of Fish and Game
600 South Walnut
Boise, Idaho 83712

Legislative Appointments

HOUSE
Rep. John Gannon
Phone: (208) 433.0629

SENATE
Sen. Jeff Agenbroad
Phone: (208) 501.7472

Judicial Appointment

Kevin Iwersen
Chief Information Officer
Idaho Courts
Phone: (208) 947.7460
PO Box 83720
Boise, Idaho 83720

Gubernatorial Appointments

PRIVATE INDUSTRY
Jim Nottingham
(208) 396.5263
HP Inc.
11311 E. Chinden Blvd.
Boise, ID 83714

STATE GOVERNMENT
Carmen Achabal
Phone: (208) 780.5146
Idaho Dept. of Commerce
P.O. Box 83720
Boise, ID 83720-0093


Meetings and Minutes

Next Meeting

To be announced


Approved minutes

Minutes of the Idaho Technology Authority (ITA)

2017

  • May 9 - To be approved

2016

2015

2014

2013

Minutes of the Information Technology Resource Management Council (ITRMC)

2013

2012

2011

2010

For earlier ITRMC minutes, please contact us.


Support Staff

Mission

The staff supporting the ITA works in tandem with ITA to improve the efficiency and productivity of Idaho State Government in its statewide use of emerging information technologies and communications services.

The staff is responsible for development of the State's IT Plan; staffing support to the council; research and development of statewide IT applications; and coordination, facilitation and implementation of the State's long-range, enterprise-wide technology planning efforts and initiatives.

The staff assists state agencies in effectively meeting their individual information technology needs. The staff, in cooperation with agency directors and IT management, ensures respective agency IT plans and major IT projects are in harmony with the direction established by the State IT Strategic Plan and comply with the IT Policies, Standards and Guidelines as adopted by the Council.

Team Members

Greg Zickau is the Chief Information Officer and the Chief Technology Officer for the State of Idaho's Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO), which has governance authority for strategic IT research, development, and implementation of information technology on an enterprise-wide basis for the State of Idaho. In his current role, Greg provides leadership for the Office on all operational IT initiatives and issues.

Greg also provides the technical direction for the state by recommending policies, guidelines and standards for action by ITA. His primary focus is on the development and implementation of the State's IT Strategic Plan, statewide IT initiatives and project oversight activities. He develops, recommends and leads short and long term information technology strategies necessary to carry out the Council's plans and actions. Greg also serves as a resource for state agency managment in the planning and development of IT-related systems and services. (208) 332.1875

Bill Farnsworth is the Geospatial Information Officer (GIO) and Customer Relations Manager for the State of Idaho's Office of the CIO. The GIS Service Center coordinates all geospatial information activities for Idaho state government. GIS is a discipline within information technology that focuses on capturing, managing, analyzing and displaying all forms of geographically referenced information. Through the use of dedicated GIS tools, the GIS Service Center provides geospatial application and integration services to agencies, local government, tribal partners and other customers. To learn more about GIS services and activities, go to gis.idaho.gov. Bill also manages and oversees the Access Idaho Project (Idaho.gov) and chairs the steering committee.  This project is responsible for the State home page, the general State pages and applications, the State Social media applications as well as oversight of many of the online financial applications provided to varies agencies. (208) 332.1878 To learn more about the Idaho.gov project and activities, go to http://idaho.gov/ai/

Jon Pope manages the operational teams within the State of Idaho's Office of the CIO.  As the Chief of Operations, Jon is responsible for all of the OCIO technology teams, including:  Systems Administration and Hosting, Infrastructure, Telecommunications, Cybersecurity and Help Desk.  These teams provide 24x7x365 on-call support, as well as the day-to-day support of all major enterprise systems, the state's Internet connections, IT infrastructure, telecommunications, Cyber Security and related services for the state.  (208) 332.1858

Lance Wyatt is the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) for the State of Idaho's Office of the CIO. He manages the Enterprise Security Services team and takes the lead on protecting our state government's systems and information in order to maintain the trust of our citizens, businesses and partners. Lance heads up the development of a comprehensive state security and privacy program and provides leadership to all Agency IT Security Coordinators (within each state agency). He develops and proposes security policies, standards and guidelines, provides on-going educational opportunities for state employees, and serves as the primary point of contact for the State of Idaho with national organizations such as the Multi-State Information Sharing and Analysis Center (MS-ISAC) and the U.S. Computer Emergency Response Team. (208) 332.1880

sallyErin Seaman is the Administrative Assistant for the State of Idaho's Office of the CIO, serving as organizational and administrative support and the focal point for staff contact. Erin organizes and provides direct support for the ITA and its subcommittees, as well as special events. She takes the lead role in editing and publishing the ITA Annual Report and the State IT Strategic Plan, coordinating the Annual IT Awards Program, as well as keeping ITA's web pages up-to-date. (208) 332.1876

Meetings at a glance

  • Access Idaho Steering Committee

    Thursday, July 27, 2017
    1:30 - 3:00 pm (Mountain)
    LBJ Building, Room 155
    650 W. State St., Boise

  • IT Leadership Council

    Tuesday, August 15, 2017
    9:30 - 11:30 am (Mountain)
    JRW Building
    East Conference Room
    700 W. State St., Boise

  • IGC - Executive Committee

    IGC-EC and Elevation TWG
    Co-Hosted Meeting
    Wednesday, July 26, 2017
    9:30-11:30 am (Mountain)
    JRW Building
    West Conference Room
    700 W. State St., Boise

    2017 MEETING SCHEDULE (Revised):
    IGC-EC and IGC

  • Idaho Technology Authority

    To be announced