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New Illinois State Department Leads the Way in Technology

July 23, 2018 - 7:49 am

ST. LOUIS (KMOX) - Illinois has a relatively new state agency not many people know about - the Department of Innovation and Technology.

Governor Rauner says when he took office he was surprised at the lack of technology being used in state government. He says ‘DO-IT’ is making big strides in moving Illinois into the digital age.

“This will continue to make us a leader in cyber-security, cyber-safety, and use of data to drive real value for tax payers,” he says.

The governor says since ‘DO-IT’ was created two years ago the agency has encrypted nearly six billion records to protect personal and confidential information and has set up a round-the-clock security operations center.