The Bureaus of:
Pete Caldwell, Chief
|Corrections Data Center
John Douglas, Chief
Vance La Bounty, Chief
The Office of Information Technology, under the direction of Chief Information Officer Earl Kellow, is comprised of the following three bureaus and one support section.
The Bureau of Computing Services is responsible for Central Office local area network (LAN) and personal computer hardware and software support. It provides statewide support for all distributed processor based systems, client server equipment and both local and wide area networks (LANs/WANs). This bureau also includes the new research and development function.
The Bureau of Corrections Data Center (CDC) is responsible for providing mainframe computer and statewide telecommunications services to the department and other selected agencies. The CDC houses the major databases comprising the Offender Based Information System (OBIS). Before being transferred to the Department of Corrections this bureau was known as the Justice Data Center and was part of the Florida Supreme Court.
The Bureau of Systems Development is responsible for applications software development and maintenance. This includes the Offender Based Information System (OBIS) that runs on the CDC mainframe, distributed applications such as the Reception Center system, the Cashless Canteen/Inmate Bank system, and client server applications that run on personal computers and local area networks (LANs). Staff includes programmers, systems analysts, and database personnel. Also, this bureau supervises all contract programmers.
The Office of Information Technology (OIT), implemented the following projects during this fiscal year: