MnGeo transferred from the Department of Administration to MNIT Services on July 1, 2012. The office is directed by Dan Ross, the State's Chief Geospatial Information Officer. The CGIO is accountable to the State’s Chief Information Officer and is actively engaged in the state’s legislatively mandated initiative to consolidate all executive branch IT under the direction of the CIO. Funding for core MnGeo functions is provided through a budgetary appropriation. Funding for project consulting is provided on a cost-recovery basis through contracts with other agencies.