Department of Information Technology presents FY22 Budget to the Legislative Finance Committee

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Dec 17, 2020 | Latest News

SANTA FE, N.M.— The New Mexico Department of Information Technology’s (DoIT) FY22 total budget request to the Legislative Finance Committee displays an understanding of the projected economic constraints, with a focus on providing continued support to state agencies. DoIT’s FY22 budget request of $70.6 million includes a $583 thousand decrease from FY21.

DoIT is determined to continue supporting executive agencies in providing high-quality and cost-effective IT services, allowing agencies to fulfill their missions to meet constituents needs.

“Our focus is ensuring we are fiscally responsible in our FY22 request while continuing our work to provide excellent service to agencies and build trust with New Mexicans.” Cabinet Secretary Designate John Salazar said.

The General Fund request of $794 thousand supports the DoIT Compliance and Project Management program which provides oversight for state agency IT procurements and IT projects. DoIT provides oversight of the state’s IT investments with transparency, consistency, and fiscal responsibility.

Also, the department is requesting $19.5 million in special appropriations, including $10 million for continued focus on broadband programs.

“The rising need for reliable, affordable, and high-speed internet service for families in New Mexico requires a major investment in broadband programs statewide,” said Cabinet Secretary Designate John Salazar. “We are working diligently with Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham, and state agencies in accelerating the delivery of broadband services to every New Mexican.”

Cabinet Secretary Designate John Salazar will present to the Legislative Finance Committee Wednesday, November 18, 2020, at 9:45 am. Those interested in watching can view the hearing through the New Mexico Legislature webcast.

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