The Chief Information Office was created in April of 2009 with the mandate to plan, organize and direct the efficient and effective use of information and information and communication technology across government. Included in the mandate is the responsibility for Information Management and the delivery of efficient, effective and secure Information and Communication Technology services to the provincial government.
Goals will be achieved through the development and implementation of corporate policies, procedures, standards, guidelines, and frameworks and through the delivery of productive and sustainable technology services.
The success of the Chief Information Office will enable more effective and efficient delivery of government programs, and improved quality and accessibility of services, moving the province toward a single window to government for the citizens, businesses and jurisdictional partners of Nova Scotia.
Technology and information will be managed and used collaboratively across government departments, throughout the broader public sector, and with government’s partners to effectively support government’s priorities and goals through:
Government will provide appropriate single-window access to quality information and services through suitable channels to Nova Scotia’s citizens, businesses, and jurisdictional partners.
Government will optimize the efficiency and effectiveness of its operations through collaboration, coordination, resource sharing, and the innovative use of information, communications, and technology.
Every department and level of government will be able to leverage relevant, timely, and accurate information that supports informed decision making and accountability while respecting the privacy and security requirements for personal and confidential information.
The Chief Information Office will plan, lead, organize and direct the efficient and effective use of information, communications technology, and information technology across government to ensure that we are doing the right things, doing them the right way, doing them well, and getting the benefits.