The California Department of Technology leads the state’s drive to deliver clear, fast, dependable, and equitable public services. It provides for the delivery of digital government services through the oversight of statewide IT strategic planning, project delivery, procurement, policy and standards, and enterprise architecture.

CDT is tasked with securing statewide information assets by providing oversight and infrastructure for many state departments and serves as the custodian of information for mission-critical and essential business applications. Home to the State Data Center, CDT provides infrastructure services for government customers that include on-premises and cloud-based services.

CDT is leading statewide broadband planning and execution to deliver digital equity and reliability for all Californians. The Director of CDT is also the State Chief Information Officer (CIO), and advises the Governor on the strategic management and direction of the state’s IT resources and policies.


Partner with state, local government, and educational entities to advance California’s technology and ensure secure, equitable, and reliable solutions through effective policy and oversight, statewide strategies, and innovative services.

Role, Responsibility, and Authority

CDT serves as the custodian of public data, an innovator in IT services and solutions, overseeing policy development, facilitating collaboration across agencies, ensuring effective IT project management, safeguarding information integrity, delivering technological services, and championing advocacy efforts.

Bridge to the Future CDT Strategic Plan: 2023-2026

Outlines CDT’s commitment to being the guardian of public data, a leader in IT services and solutions, with broad responsibility and authority over all aspects of technology in California state government, including

  • Policy formation
  • Inter-agency coordination
  • IT project oversight, information security
  • Technology service delivery
  • Advocacy

Our commitment to building an equitable and progressive digital future is encapsulated in CDT’s new departmental strategic plan: Bridge to the Future. This forward-looking blueprint outlines how CDT will streamline operations, provide value-add services, establish a diverse, equitable, and inclusive culture, and mitigate risks to the state’s critical services and technology investment.

CDT Strategic Plan 2023-2026