Office of the Chief Information Officer

February 23, 2012 - New Technology Strategy Released

This technology strategy document lays out a strategy for technology investments for Washington state government which currently spends close to $1 billion per year on technology. It also identifies a significant, small and achievable set of actions that should enable the state to get more and do more with that spending.

It is a strategy for all Washington state agencies, with responsibility for delivery on the shoulders of many agency CIOs and their technology teams. The Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO) will provide leadership and be accountable for ensuring success.

As part of the strategy, we will make strategic choices for the next two years. These choices are based on reasonable assumptions and a sound business case that will either result in significant dividends or limit our exposure to losses, and have been vetted by agency technology and business leaders. However, it will continue to be updated as we seek out and incorporate feedback of key stakeholders throughout Washington.