IT and Development Centre. Ministry of the Interior, Estonia

The IT and Development Centre, Ministry of the Interior (Estonian: Siseministeeriumi infotehnoloogia- ja arenduskeskus, SMIT) is an Estonian government agency under the Ministry of the Interior responsible for providing the developing ICT services mainly to Police and Border Guard Board, Estonian Rescue Board, Estonian Emergency Response Centre, Estonian Academy of Security Sciences and the Ministry of the Interior.

IT and Development Centre of the Ministry of the Interior
Siseministeeriumi infotehnoloogia- ja arenduskeskus
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Agency overview
Formed1 March 2010
JurisdictionGovernment of Estonia
HeadquartersMäealuse 2/2, 12618 Tallinn, Estonia
Agency executive
  • Ragner Paevere, Director-General
Parent departmentMinistry of the Interior


SMIT manages more than 100 ICT services. Following keywords will characterize the services managed by SMIT:

  • National population register and ICT services related to management of identities;
  • ICT services related to application of documents (passports, ID cards, residence cards, visas);
  • ICT services related to emergency and rescue services;
  • ICT services related to law enforcement and criminal investigations;
  • ICT services related to border check and border surveillance;
  • operative radio communications networks;


  • Department of services.
  • Department of technologies.
  • Department of development.
  • Security unit.
  • Finance and legal unit.
  • Staff department.

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