If a State department retains the CA-PMO services, do they still need to engage the Information Technology Project Oversight Division (ITPOD) from the California Department of Technology (CDT)?

Yes, for every reportable project, ITPOD engagement would be a separate and distinct requirement, unrelated to the decision to engage CA-PMO. CA-PMO is a separate division within CDT that provides project management as a service with no oversight authority. ITPOD will continue to serve as the State’s information technology oversight body, and to that end ITPOD will monitor State department project activities irrespective of CA-PMO’s engagement on a project.