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Mission Statement

The mission of the Department of Technology Services (DTS) is to be responsive, collaborative, and innovative in providing technology solutions and services to facilitate the delivery of a wide range of services in all branches of government. The department strives to provide its solutions and services in a cost effective, timely, high quality, and secure manner to reduce service times, avoid cost, reduce information security risk, and improve the quality of County services through automation-assisted process improvement.

  • DTS is responsive by providing solutions and services to internal and external partners, customers and constituents, when and where they are needed; and securely enabling County employees to provide quality services and information to internal entities, residents, and businesses.
  • DTS is collaborative as it partners with internal customers, external agencies, and the public and private sectors to increase the productivity of County government, businesses, and residents; and, to assist with technology-enabled economic, workforce development, and digital equity initiatives.
  • DTS is innovative as it identifies and implements technology solutions to business needs that enhance value and enable continuous measurable improvement.

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Budget Overview

The total recommended FY20 Operating Budget for the Department of Technology Services is $44,005,142, an increase of $1,833,177 or 4.35 percent from the FY19 Approved Budget of $42,171,965. Personnel Costs comprise 54.92 percent of the budget for 174 full-time position(s) and two part-time position(s), and a total of 167.25 FTEs. Total FTEs may include seasonal or temporary positions and may also reflect workforce charged to or from other departments or funds. Operating Expenses account for the remaining 45.08 percent of the FY20 budget.

The recommended FY20 Operating budget funds technology initiatives that are consistent with the County's Technology Strategic Plan (2016 to 2019). An update to the plan is expected in FY20.

http://www.montgomerycountymd.gov/DTS/Resources/Files/strategic/TechnologyStrategicPlan2016-2019_Vol1.pdf.

In addition, this department's Capital Improvements Program (CIP) requires Current Revenue funding.

County Priority Outcomes

While this program area supports all eight of the County Result Areas, the following is emphasized:

  • Effective, Sustainable Government

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Department Performance Measures

Performance measures for this department are included below (where applicable), with multi-program measures displayed at the front of this section and program-specific measures shown with the relevant program. The FY19 estimates reflect funding based on the FY19 approved budget. The FY20 and FY21 figures are performance targets based on the FY20 recommended budget and funding for comparable service levels in FY21.

MeasureActual
FY17
Actual
FY18
Estimated
FY19
Target
FY20
Target
FY21
Average customer satisfaction rating (1-4) on the yearly internal customer survey of County managers3.233.24TBDTBDTBD

Accomplishments

  • Awarded the "Large Digital Counties Award" from the Center for Digital Government and NACo; six NACo awards; and six Public Technology Institute awards.
  • Responded to 32,000+ IT Help Desk calls and tickets.
  • Improved customer experience on County websites by implementing "responsive design" which enables websites to adjust to tablet and cellphone screens.
  • Reduced vulnerabilities through aggressive software patching, computer re-imaging, and internet blocking.
  • Published the FiberNet Master Plan which identifies the strategic needs of each County agency; planned and in-progress projects; and priority capital investments.
  • Conducted the first Interagency Technology Policy and Coordination Committee (ITPCC) Cyber Security Awareness Month.
  • Improved information security for all County data stored on OneDrive and SharePoint.

  • Implemented a cyber security dashboard to easily share status updates and issues with County departments.
  • Improved access to public Wi-Fi by upgrading wireless infrastructure in County facilities.

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Innovations and Productivity Improvements

  • The Employee Productivity Solutions Team (EPS) developed SharePoint solutions to improve collaboration and workflow automation and trained department "champions" to scale the practice.
  • Improved customer experiences for Department of Liquor Control (DLC) licensees by improving the iStore interface.
  • Implemented technology solutions, including scanning and voice picking, to improve speed and accuracy in the DLC warehouse.
  • Implemented workflow changes in the employee appraisal process to achieve efficiencies and workforce satisfaction.

Program Descriptions

  Enterprise Systems and Operations Division (ESOD)

The Enterprise Systems and Operations Division (ESOD) designs, implements, and maintains a secure and reliable data center and server and cloud infrastructures for County business systems, County staff, contractors, suppliers, and volunteers. The Division manages infrastructure for enterprise-wide business systems including Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), MC311, and MCTime. ESOD operates...

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  Enterprise Telecommunications and Services Division (ETSD)

The Enterprise Telecommunications and Services Division (ETSD) provides reliable, modern, and integrated communications services and solutions for County government departments and agencies including MC311. PBX Telecommunications Services is responsible for the programming, operation, and maintenance of the County's telephone system and related services, e.g., voicemail, call distribution. Radio Communications Services...

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  Enterprise Applications and Solutions Division (EASD)

The Enterprise Applications and Solutions Division (EASD) delivers and maintains solutions through web-based applications, data services, and geographic information systems. EASD also provides oversight for the Device Client Management (DCM) program and the County's IT Help Desk. The Web and Mobile Applications Team supports the County's digital government initiatives including...

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  Office of the Chief Operating Officer (COO)

The Office of the Chief Operating Officer (COO) provides operational leadership and strategies for the development and delivery of County government's technology solutions planning through the Project Management Office (PMO). The COO oversees the day-to-day operations of the Department's operating divisions in support of all enterprise and departmental systems and...

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  Office of the Chief Information Officer (CIO)

The Office of the Chief Information Officer (CIO) manages the Department of Technology Services, provides technology leadership, develops technology and information security plans, provides policy direction, and overseas high value programs, initiatives, and organization units including the Enterprise Information Security Office (EISO), the Public Safety Systems Modernization (PSSM) Program, the...

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  Enterprise Resource Planning Division (ERPD)

The Enterprise Resource Planning Division (ERPD) is responsible for providing critical business management support capabilities to County government's core business functions including financial management, human capital management, budgeting, procurement, supply chain management and enterprise change management. ERPD provides this support through its use of the Oracle Corporation's E-Business Suite (EBS)...

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  Office of Broadband Programs (OBP)

The Office of Broadband Programs (OBP) is responsible for Countywide broadband governance, planning, implementation, and operations; encouraging broadband related economic development; and enabling digital equity initiatives. This Office leads the County Executive's ultraMontgomery initiative; manages the County's cable television and telecommunications franchise agreements and the Cable Revenue Fund; ensures that...

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Program Contacts

Contact Helen Ni of the Department of Technology Services at 240.777.2807 or Jennifer Nordin of the Office of Management and Budget at 240.777.2779 for more information regarding this department's operating budget.

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Budget Summary
TitleActual
FY18
Budget
FY19
Estimate
FY19
Recommended
FY20
%Chg
Bud/Rec
COUNTY GENERAL FUND
EXPENDITURES
Salaries and Wages15622430.0018083569.00 15693710.00 18846053.004.2
Employee Benefits4480077.005237552.00 4341547.00 5319799.001.6
County General Fund Personnel Costs20102507.0023321121.00 20035257.00 24165852.003.6
Operating Expenses21039382.0018730544.00 21267068.00 19718990.005.3
Capital Outlay0.00120300.00 120300.00 120300.000.0
County General Fund Expenditures41141889.0042171965.00 41422625.00 44005142.004.3
PERSONNEL
Full-Time176.00174.00 174.00 174.000.0
Part-Time2.002.00 2.00 2.000.0
FTEs168.40165.75 165.75 167.250.9
REVENUES
Miscellaneous Revenues-22873.000.00 0.00 0.000.0
County General Fund Revenues-22873.000.00 0.00 0.000.0
FY20 Recommended Changes
TitleExpendituresFTEs
COUNTY GENERAL FUND
FY19 ORIGINAL APPROPRIATION42171965165.75
Changes (with service impacts)
Enhance: ESRI Enterprise Agreement [Enterprise Applications and Solutions Division (EASD)]1926170.00
Enhance: Off-site data center capacity [Enterprise Systems and Operations Division (ESOD)]1200000.00
Enhance: Contract staff - Integrated Justice Information System (IJIS) maintenance and enhancements [Office of the Chief Information Officer (CIO)]1000000.00
Other Adjustments (with no service impacts)
Increase Cost: Restore One-Time Lapse Increase12431250.00
Increase Cost: FY20 Compensation Adjustment6433010.00
Increase Cost: Software maintenance increases5216290.00
Shift: 1.5 FTEs from the Public Safety Systems Modernization (PSSM) capital project [Office of the Chief Operating Officer (COO)]2026131.50
Increase Cost: Annualization of FY19 Personnel Costs1771140.00
Increase Cost: Motor Pool Adjustment542000.00
Increase Cost: Retirement Adjustment366120.00
Decrease Cost: Lapse one Sr. IT Specialist and one Functional Business Analyst [Enterprise Resource Planning Division (ERPD)]-1896550.00
Decrease Cost: Lapse one Program Manager II and one Sr. IT Specialist [Enterprise Telecommunications and Services Division (ETSD)]-2185800.00
Decrease Cost: Lapse two Sr. IT Specialists and one Technology Expert [Enterprise Systems and Operations Division (ESOD)]-3405170.00
Decrease Cost: Lapse two Sr. IT Specialists and one Manager III [Enterprise Applications and Solutions Division (EASD)]-3523000.00
Decrease Cost: Lapse one IT Specialist III, one Sr. IT Specialist, and one Program Manager [Office of the Chief Operating Officer (COO)]-3569820.00
FY20 RECOMMENDED44005142167.25
Program Summary
Program NameFY19 APPR
Expenditures
FY19 APPR
FTEs
FY20 REC
Expenditures
FY20 REC
FTEs
Enterprise Systems and Operations Division (ESOD)1240785942.001293931338.00
Enterprise Telecommunications and Services Division (ETSD)677718826.00486699418.00
Enterprise Applications and Solutions Division (EASD)720124436.75860508144.75
Office of the Chief Operating Officer (COO)280001318.50415425124.00
Office of the Chief Information Officer (CIO)46483659.0047409749.00
Enterprise Resource Planning Division (ERPD)813729632.50829428432.50
Office of Broadband Programs (OBP)2000001.004042451.00
Total42171965165.7544005142167.25
Charges to Other Departments
Charged DepartmentCharged FundFY19
Total$
FY19
FTES
FY20
Total$
FY20
FTES
COUNTY GENERAL FUND
Human ResourcesEmployee Health Self Insurance3953250.003953250.00
Liquor ControlLiquor11943510.0010496910.00
CIPCapital Fund7540124.505076063.00
NDA - Retiree Health Benefits TrustRetirement Fund (ERS)1343140.001354330.00
Total24780024.5020880553.00
Future Fiscal Impacts ($000s)
TitleFY20FY21FY22FY23FY24FY25
COUNTY GENERAL FUND
EXPENDITURES
FY20 Recommended44005.00000044005.00000044005.00000044005.00000044005.00000044005.000000
No inflation or compensation change is included in outyear projections.
Elimination of One-Time Items Recommended in FY200.000000-100.000000-100.000000-100.000000-100.000000-100.000000
Items recommended for one-time funding in FY20, including IJIS contractors, will be eliminated from the base in the outyears.
Restore One-Time Lapse Increase0.0000001458.0000001458.0000001458.0000001458.0000001458.000000
Restoration of one-time lapse adjustment in the budget development year
Labor Contracts0.00000037.00000037.00000037.00000037.00000037.000000
These figures represent the estimated annualized cost of general wage adjustments, service increments, and other negotiated items.
Subtotal Expenditures44005.00000045399.00000045399.00000045399.00000045399.00000045399.000000