Information Technology Division

Bruce Zents, Division Director
404-463-5019

The Information Technology (IT) Division of the Governor’s Office of Planning and Budget (OPB) supports the technology needs of OPB. The Division also develops, maintains, and supports statewide applications that are integral to the management of the state.

The IT Division’s Data Management Unit provides database administration services, application access controls, data management, and systems testing.

The Enterprise Development Unit develops, maintains, and supports several web-based applications. OPB’s thin-client approach to development affords users the ability to use OPB’s suite of applications through a browser across the Internet. There are approximately 2,500 users of OPB applications in State of Georgia agencies in the Executive, Legislative, and Judicial branches. OPB applications include:

  • The OPB public web site (http://opb.georgia.gov/). This application is hosted on a content management system that allows non-technical staff to make quick updates to content.
  • PBCS, Planning and Budgeting Cloud Service, is used to develop, manage, and administer the state’s budget.  Within the application, agencies develop and submit their annual budget requests to OPB. Those requests are used to produce the Governor’s recommendation to the Georgia Legislative.  Once signed into law, the system is then used to amend and allot the budgets for all agencies through-out the fiscal year..
  • GLIS, the Governor’s Legislative Information System is used by Executive Branch agencies to track legislation through the legislative process.
  • ITS, the Issues Tracking System allows users the ability to submit web-based application support requests directly to the OPB IT Division.
  • UFTS, the User Fee Tracking System is used to track fees collected by the various state agencies.

OPB is participating in the Georgia Technology Authority’s GETS outsourcing initiative and its associated transformation activities. More information regarding this initiative can be found at http://www.gta.ga.gov/.