The mission of the Enterprise Infrastructure and Communications (EIC) group is to ensure that the State of Arizona has a cost effective, efficient and consolidated shared telecommunications infrastructure to meet the needs of government agencies, their employees and the public.
Arizona Revised Statutes § 41-712 (Laws 2005, Chapter 301) directed the Arizona Department of Administration (ADOA) to establish a Telecommunications Program Office within ADOA for the oversight of a single statewide telecommunications network called AZNet. Offices, departments and agencies of the state enter into a contract through the Telecommunications Program Office for their telecommunication needs, including the installation and the maintenance of telecommunications systems. The Telecommunications Program Office also is charged with ensuring that its contractor acts as the State's agent for all carrier services to the offices, departments and agencies within AZNet.
Pursuant to the law, a rate structure for the telecommunications needs and operational oversight is submitted annually to the Governor's Office of Strategic Planning and Budgeting and the Joint Legislative Budget Committee.