Legislation


  • AB 2408 (Chapter 404, Statutes of 2010) is the enabling legislation for the new California Technology Agency.
    • Renames the OCIO to the California Technology Agency and the position of the State Chief Information Officer to the Secretary of California Technology.
    • Codifies provisions of the Governor’s Reorganization Plan #1 (GRP 1), which expanded the Office of State Chief Information Officer (OCIO), which was previously created under SB 840 (Chapter 533, Statutes of 2006; Government Code §11545), and consolidated various state IT functions within the OCIO. Further information about GRP 1 is provided below.
    • Codifies provisions of Executive Order S-03-10.
      • Requires each state agency to have an Agency Information Officer and each state entity to have a Chief Information Officer. This bill also defines the roles and responsibilities of these positions.
      • Requires each state entity to reduce the amount of office square footage currently used by data centers by 50 percent below the 2009 baseline by July 2011.
      • Requires consolidation of IT systems and establishes target dates for all state entities to host mission critical and public-facing applications to a Tier III data center, to close any existing data centers or server rooms that house non-network equipment, and to be in migration to the California Government Network and to the state shared e-mail solution.
      • Requires all state entities to submit annually, beginning February 1, 2011, a report summarizing actual and projected information technology and telecommunications costs, including personnel, for the immediately preceding and current fiscal year.
    • Requires that both the Department of General Services (DGS) and the California Technology Agency approve RFPs and IFBs before they are released to the public.
  • SB 856 (Chapter 719, Statutes of 2010)
    • Section 28 requires oversight by the California Technology Agency on service contracts that contain IT components that would otherwise require Technology Agency oversight
  • SB 1055 (Chapter 282, Statutes of 2010)
    • Gives the Technology Agency the authority to fingerprint and conduct background checks for specified employees, contractors, volunteers and vendors who have access to confidential or sensitive information. This measure was necessary to implement the IT consolidation efforts.
  • SBX 4 13 (Chapter 22, Statutes of 2009)
    • Provides that the California Case Management System and all other administrative and infrastructure information technology projects of the Judicial Council or the courts with total costs estimated at more than $5,000,000 are subject to the review and recommendations of the office of the State Chief Information Officer.
    • Requires the State Chief Information Officer to submit a copy of those reviews and recommendations to the Joint Legislative Budget Commit.
  • GRP 1
    • Transfers all aspects of the Division of Telecommunications from the Department of General Services to the OCIO.
    • Transfers the Department of Technology Services from the State and Consumer Services Agency to the OCIO.
    • Eliminates the Office of Information Security and Privacy Protection and instead creates the Office of Information Security within the OCIO and the Office of Privacy Protection in the State and Consumer Services Agency.
    • Renames the Department of Technology Services Revolving Fund to the Technology Services Revolving Fund and authorizes the Fund to receive revenues for services rendered by the OCIO. Also, authorizes the OCIO to collect payments from public agencies for services and revises the conditions used to determine whether a balance remains in the Fund at the end of the year.
    • Grants the OCIO authority over all IT procurement policy RFPs for IT projects.
  • SB 90(Chapter 183, Statutes of 2007)
    • Appropriates funds to establish the Office of the State Chief Information Officer as the first cabinet-level agency with statutory authority over strategic vision and planning, enterprise architecture, IT policy, and project approval and oversight.
  • SB 834
    • Authorizes the establishment of the Office of the State Chief Information Officer and sets forth the duties of the State Chief Information Officer, a cabinet-level member who is appointed by and serves at the pleasure of the Governor, subject to Senate confirmation. Among those duties are to:
      • Advise the Governor on the strategic management and direction of the State's information technology resources;
      • Minimize overlap, redundancy, and cost in state operations by promoting the efficient and effective use of information technology;
      • Coordinate activities of Agency Information Officers, agency Chief Information Officers, and the Director of the Department of Technology Services for purposes of integrating statewide technology initiatives, ensuring compliance with information technology policies and standards, and promoting alignment of information technology resources and effective management of information technology portfolios;
      • Work to improve organizational maturity and capacity in the effective management of information technology; and,
      • Establish performance management and improvement processes to ensure State information technology systems and services are efficient and effective.