About our Organization

MISSION

The California Department of Technology is committed to partnering with state, local government and educational entities to deliver digital services, develop innovative and responsive solutions for business needs, and provide quality assurance for state government Information Technology (IT) projects and services.

ROLE / RESPONSIBILITY and AUTHORITY

CDT is the guardian of public data, a leader in IT services and solutions, and has 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, and advocacy.

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The Director of the 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.

CDT also establishes, maintains and oversees the state’s IT strategic plan, policies, standards, procedures and enterprise architecture. Additionally, the Department approves and oversees state IT projects throughout their lifecycle (e.g., planning, budgeting, procurement and execution) and ensures the security of state information assets.

Further, as the home of the State Data Center, CDT provides IT infrastructure services to its customers, for their public facing and mission critical systems, and offers a myriad of cloud and on premise services. The Department also employs a strategic focus on innovation, enterprise, and workforce development solutions to expand the state’s operational capacity and provide the agility and scalability necessary to keep pace with the ever-changing demands of doing business.

The Department is leading the delivery of better government for the people of California through our core deliverables which ensure the security of the state’s sensitive information assets, foster innovation and partnerships across the industry and government, establish and deliver successful IT projects, and provide sustainable and effective digital services.

Organizational Sustainability

To improve our reputation and make CDT more relevant to IT in the State of California with Strategic Focus Areas

Statewide IT Project Delivery

To improve Statewide IT Project Delivery and the planning, quality, value, and the likelihood of success of our customers’ IT projects

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Statewide Information Security

To protect California’s information assets through statewide leadership and collaboration