The Office of Enterprise Technology is responsible for coordinating enterprise IT governance activities and strategic IT direction, management and oversight of major IT projects and programs for both COT and the enterprise of state government, and long-term IT capital planning within the Executive Branch. The office is also responsible for the coordination of all Enterprise IT Policies, as well as IT Architecture and Standards within the executive branch of state government.
The Office of Enterprise Technology consists of two divisions:
Division of Enterprise Architecture
Division Director: Roy Terry, Acting The Division of Enterprise Architecture is
responsible for developing roadmaps for the Commonwealth’s enterprise structure
and operation. Enterprise Architecture (EA) is a strategy driven management
program and documentation methodology to align both the business objectives and
the supporting technology with Commonwealth’s mission. The EA full time core
team works with executive leadership and the members of the extended domain
teams to reduce redundancy, eliminate inefficiency, optimize or consolidate
processes, and maximize the use of the Enterprise's resources. The
Enterprise Architecture team’s focus is through 4 primary lenses: Strategy and
Business Architecture, Data and Information Architecture, System and
Application Architecture, Network and Infrastructure Architecture. Enterprise
Architecture works closely with the Chief Information Security Officer to
ensure that security issues and plans are reflected in every aspect of the
The Division of Enterprise Architecture manages
the Kentucky Information Technology Standards including the processes for the
review and approval of all products approved for use (Enterprise Architecture
within the Commonwealth’s information technology environment including:
off-the-shelf technologies, open source solutions, and cloud solutions.
Enterprise Architecture also provides
inter-agency support and coordination with Domain and Solution Architects for
application and infrastructure issues as well as supporting the procurement
process for development efforts (from RFP development through proposal
technical evaluation). Enterprise Architecture provides consulting
services to Agencies outside of COT as required.
Division of IT Governance
Division Director: Glenn Thomas
The Division of IT Governance coordinates IT governance activities such as the facilitating of the Technology Advisory Council and the development of enterprise policies in addition to the preparation of enterprise procurement documents (RFI, RFB, RFP) and the review of similar documents for agency-level IT procurements. The division also supports the greater project management community within the Executive Branch through the Enterprise Project Management Office (EPMO). The EPMO is responsible for project portfolio management, the evaluation and tracking of IT capital projects, establishing enterprise project management policies, standards, and best practices, as well as mentoring, training and other services pertinent to IT project managers and state agencies.
The Division consists of two Branches:
Enterprise Governance Branch
Branch Manager: Phil St. John
The Enterprise Governance Branch is responsible for providing support to the Chief Information Officer of the Commonwealth and Technology Advisory Council with research, policy development, process documentation, and technical writing, including procurements. The Branch also supports the Commonwealth's Collaborative Work Environment.
Enterprise Program Management Branch
Branch Manager: Glenn Thomas, Acting
The Enterprise Program Management Branch is responsible for management and oversight of major IT projects for both COT and the enterprise. These projects currently include the Information Technology Infrastructure Initiative (I.3), the Alternate Data Center, and the Managed Print Program.