Roles and Responsibilities

In addition to the development of this strategic plan, the OCIO has a number of specifically stated roles and responsibilities within the construct of SB 90.

Role of the CIO Key Actions to Date
Advise the Governor on the strategic management and direction of the state’s IT resources.
  • School Finder/Education Data Project
  • Broadband and digital literacy
  • GIS Task Force
Establish and enforce state IT strategic plans, policies, standards, and enterprise architecture.
  • The IT Capital Planning process implemented by OCIO ensures all IT investments are consistent with state policy priorities, IT policy and standards, while reducing duplication and overlap.
Minimize overlap, redundancy and cost in state operations.
  • Moving forward with server consolidation plan that will significantly reduce costs when fully implemented.
  • Leading efforts to consolidate state e-mail systems to enhance security, reduce costs, and improve reliability.
Coordinate activities of AIOs and the Director of Department of Technology Services (DTS).
  • With DTS Director, implemented spend control program at DTS achieving savings on new hardware and significant cost avoidance related to capital expenditures.
  • Significantly enhanced the state’s web presence through coordination with AIOs, recognized by Brookings institute and the Center for Digital Government.
Improve organizational maturity and capacity in the effective management of IT.
  • Establishing Project/Risk management methodology including a new training program as a requirement for state IT Project Managers.
  • Developing statewide workforce development and planning strategy focused on training, recruiting, and retaining IT staff.
Establishing performance management and ensuring IT services are efficient and effective.
  • In establishing the Project Management Methodology, developed key metrics to assess performance of IT projects.