Information technology is a buzz word of the 21st century.

More than that, it's a key note in today's business realm.

With that fact in mind, the town of New Milford has established an Ad Hoc Informational Technology Working Group.

The group, comprised of two Town Council members and five private citizens who work in the information technology field, will review the town's present system.

The goal is to determine current cost and operating efficiency of the IT system, then recommend what, if any, improvements might be made.

"This idea came to me a year ago as I sat in an Economic Development Commission meeting," said councilman Tom Esposito, "and realized how many gifted IT specialists we had in town."

"I believe we can formulate a plan to have one of the best finest technology systems in the state, if not in the country," he added.

Fellow councilman Peter Mullen will also serve on the committee.

Residents to serve will be Thomas Blackburn, with 23 years IT experience; Richard Ceconi, with 28 years experience; Mike Falder, with 15 years experience: John Perrino, with 28 years experience; and Paul Scorza.

The committee will deliver reports to the Town Council in June and October, with a final report in February 2012.

-- Susan Tuz