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The Chief Technology Office

Led by the Chief Technology Officer, the goal of the Chief Technology Office (CTO) is to champion proven industry technology trends that can transform state government services to its citizens and employees. These technologies can deliver higher efficiency, and reduce cost. With an ever-changing technology landscape, it is imperative to have alignment between business and technology strategies and priorities.

To achieve these outcomes, the CTO has established the Vermont Enterprise Architecture Framework (VEAF) which is rooted in industry best practices. The VEAF gives business leaders the tools and language to articulate their needs in common terms while Enterprise Architecture (EA) artifacts, processes, standards, and principles drive repeatable application, information, and technical architectures. The State of Vermont EA staff works closely with program leadership, project managers, business analysts, technical professionals, and the Enterprise Project Management Office (EPMO) to ensure solid decision making in the selection, standardization, economies of scale, and sustainability of technologies.

Enterprise Architecture

Enterprise Architecture (EA) is comprised of people, process, and technologies leveraged to satisfy the State’s technology goals. EA staff work closely with agency leadership and technical professionals guiding them toward decisions that align with the State of Vermont’s long term architectural vision. Working hand in hand with the Chief Information Officer (CIO), Enterprise Project Management Office (EPMO), Agency managers, and business owners; we support the alignment of IT projects and technologies in order to reduce redundancy and gain efficiencies.

General Value Areas

  1. Reduce technology costs and time to implement by facilitating common standards, design patterns, non-functional requirements, and process approaches across the project lifetime.
  2. Provides IT transparency for business stakeholders surrounding technology redundancies, cost, and industry trends.
  3. Facilitates pragmatic, cost effective approaches to IT projects.
  4. Forms the bridge between business and IT strategies ensuring repeatable outcomes for project execution.
  5. Shifts IT spending from temporary one-time projects to strategic initiatives driven by business leaders.
  6. Flags redundant, non-strategic, and high risk projects before they expend large amounts of funding.
  7. Ensures IT spending is aligned with sustainable business strategy and goals.
  8. Provides the enterprise-wide IT transparency, allowing business leaders to understand and make better decisions.