Promise of the OCIO

Establishing the OCIO has addressed many of the long-standing internal and external issues surrounding information technology in California.  In addition, from both the national and state level, the perception of California has changed from a state struggling with large information systems projects to a state organized to leverage information technology to meet its challenges.  In order to fulfill this promise, California must continue to find enterprise-wide opportunities for consolidation, and pursue those opportunities in an operating framework that engages programs, encourages a service-based focus for IT, and enables a paradigm shift from the state as a collection of agency silos to a single enterprise.