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Michigan Department of Information Technology

The Michigan Department of Information Technology (DIT) was a principal department of the Michigan state government created in 2001 to manage the use of technology in the government and was merged in 2010 into the Department of Management and Budget, then renamed the Department of Technology, Management, and Budget.

Michigan Department of Information Technology
Agency overview
FormedOctober 14, 2001
DissolvedMarch 21, 2010
Superseding agency
Typeprincipal department (defunct)
JurisdictionGovernment of Michigan
Agency executives
  • Kenneth Theis, department Director & Chief Information Officer, State of Michigan[1]
  • Phyllis Mellon, chief deputy director
Key document


Governor Engler created the department[2] in 2001 via Executive Order to centralize information from all the principal departments.

In 2009, Governor Jennifer Granholm merged the Department into Department of Management and Budget naming the then DIT Director as director of the department, and the current DIT deputy director as temporary director of the Department of Management and Budget.[3] The Executive Order was effective on March 21, 2010.


  1. ^ "Kenneth Theis Appointed Director of Michigan Department of Information Technology". Government Technology Magazine. e.Republic, Inc. 2007-12-06. Retrieved 9 September 2009.
  2. ^ Clabaugh, Jeff (January 20, 2003). "Former Mich. guv to head local EDS ops". Washington Business Journal. American City Business Journals, Inc. Retrieved 9 September 2009.
  3. ^ Gabe Nelson (Nov 17, 2009). "Granholm to merge DMB with IT in wake of Lisa Webb Sharpe's departure for Lansing Community College". Crains Detroit Business.