Information Technology

About Us


The Department of Information Technology is responsible for all computer operations, data processing and phone systems for the City of West Haven. The City of West Haven IT infrastructure is composed of the following elements:
  • All computing functions, network storage and printing are controlled by 24 virtual servers located at a secured data processing center in City Hall.
  • City Hall is connected to our outside buildings, including the Department of Parks and Recreation, Water Pollution Control Plant, Robert A. Johnson Community Center and Highway Department via fiber-optic cable provided by Comcast. Our mobile users can connect back to our servers via VPN.
  • There are more than 160 computers currently on the City Hall network. The departments are served by multifunction printers that have scan and fax capabilities, as well as other network or local printers.
The primary focus of the IT Department is to support the IT infrastructure that allows all city departments to work and communicate efficiently.
Computer Server Racks

Goals


  • Continue PC replacements and upgrades to keep up with the current versions of operating systems and productivity software.

Connecticut State Broadband Initiative


The state received $4 million from the federal government to create a strategic plan for accessibility to and adoption of broadband services in Connecticut.

West Haven has joined roughly a dozen other municipalities in Connecticut that have submitted an addendum to New Haven’s RFQ for this project. Read the City of West Haven Broadband Addendum (PDF). For general information on the project, you can view the state website.