The I.S. Department is primarily concerned with directing, coordinating, and planning the computer activities of Tuscola County. This department serves as a consultant to the Computer Planning Committee and works with County staff, to define goals and objectives as well as priorities of computer applications. We also review project progress, evaluate the County's computer equipment needs, and recommend changes in hardware and software as it pertains to computerization. This office is responsible for control and integrity of all data files received, processed and produced, and of ensuring proper Network Backups. The I.S. Department plans and coordinates educational programs as needed for County staff. We also provide technical advice in equipment evaluation, selection, and installation.