The Office of the CIO was established on August 2007 to provide leadership in the use of information technology within the Ministry itself and all of its departments.
Chief Information Officer Christopher Bell is the principal advisor to the Permanent Secretary on the application of information technology (IT) to support and improve the Ministry’s business processes and is responsible for the strategic oversight of Ministry-wide information technology.
As an advisor, the CIO develops strategic and operational information technology plans and operating budgets.
The objectives of the Office of the CIO are:
To ensure that the Ministry uses information technology to develop the best value, most useful, and most effective services to support its mission.
To implement provisions laid down in the national ICT strategy, “The Smart Island strategy related to Justice and Home Affairs.
To design, implement, link and manage Ministry-wide business processes
To ensure that Ministry’s IT Development, Modernization, and Enhancement projects and investment initiatives are managed in an efficient and cost-effective manner.
To ensure the integrity, availability, and confidentiality of the Ministry’s IT systems.
To ensure that the Ministry’s IT systems, including Web sites, protect the privacy of the public and employees
To further the Ministry’s move to an e-government environment
To ensure and maximize the quality, objectivity, utility, and integrity of all information, disseminated by the Ministry
To ensure that records are created, maintained, safeguarded, and disposed of in accordance with government-wide, Ministry and MITA policies and procedures.