The primary functions of the IMU include:

  • The formation of strategic and operational Information & Communication Technology (ICT)/ Information Systems (IS) plans for the Ministry which complement and contribute towards the attainment of the national Government ICT strategy.
  • Providing direction and support to the Permanent Secretary on strategic ICT matters. 
  • Managing ICT/IS support, contractors and monitoring service provision. 
  • Managing the information technology/systems within the Ministry. 
  • Managing the ICT budget and the optimisation of ICT resources. 
  • Identifying ICT/IS training needs and carrying out training as required. 
  • Applying Governmental-wide policies, standards and procedures.
  • ICT/IS research and governance

The Information Management Unit collaborates with the Malta Information Technology Agency (MITA), other ministries, broader public sector organizations and private sector suppliers on cross-government initiatives in support of government’s objectives. 

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