The Malta Information Technology Agency (MITA) is the central driver of Government’s Information and Communications Technology (ICT) policy, programmes and initiatives in Malta.
MITA’s role is to deliver and implement the assigned programmes as set out in the Digital Malta National ICT Strategy 2014 - 2020, and as directed by the Minister for Competitiveness and Digital, Maritime and Services Economy from time to time. MITA manages the implementation of IT programmes in Government to enhance public service delivery and provides the infrastructure needed to execute ICT services to Government. MITA is also responsible to propagate further use of ICT in society and economy and to promote and deliver programmes to enhance ICT education and the use of ICT as a learning tool.
MITA officially took over the operations of MITTS Ltd on 1st January 2009. Whilst MITTS Ltd (and its predecessor) was solely devoted in providing a service for the Government, MITA’s role is extended to cover projects and services on a national scale. MITA shall therefore continue to excel in providing ICT infrastructure and services, professional project management and consulting services to the Government. The Agency is dedicated in assisting the Government in transforming technological innovations into real business solutions. Its unique approach combines an innovative array of ICT and project management services with focused delivery capabilities using tried and tested methodologies to help fulfil Government’s strategies and projects and maximise the benefits of investment in technology.
Building upon the strong legacy of all its predecessors MITA operates within a defined national ICT strategy. Besides the expertise, MITA inherited a mature organisation that makes it comparable to the best practices in the corporate scene. The Agency is a young, fresh, dynamic and knowledge-driven organisation thriving on the culture of being a cutting-edge IT services player. MITA prioritises national ICT targets, and embraces open standards and technologies as a matter of policy. The Agency builds, nurtures and sustains excellent industry relations both locally and internationally.
The above is reflected in MITA’s mission statement and reinforces the Agency’s pivotal role in the evolution of Malta into a world class information society and economy.
For an effective execution of its raison d’être MITA has three fundamental components which are embraced by all its employees. MITA has a transformation approach towards its programmes and projects – to transform the way they are engineered together with their delivery, their return of investment and the enhancement of all-round value they effectively provide. Innovation is the second component – the aspiration to become the leading innovator within the public sector and one of the prime movers in the innovation circuit in Malta by thinking creatively in respect of its people, technology and operations. MITA’s strive for excellence is its third component which strengthens the agency’s craving for continuous improvement at all levels.