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Government IT Transformation: 2016 Legislative Priorities
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A Look Ahead: 2016 Legislative Priorities

News Release from, January 25, 2016

The second year of the 28th Legislature is underway. This session the Office of Enterprise Technology Services (ETS) is looking to formalize its reorganization of ICSD and OIMT into ETS, as well as expand its team with the addition of up to 31 new positions.

CIO Priorities

State CIO Todd Nacapuy submitted a report to the Legislature on the status and implementation of the information technology strategic plan. In it, he outlines six priority areas “that, by leveraging technology, have the greatest potential to increase effectiveness and efficiency, reduce waste, and improve transparency and accountability in State government.” These priorities include:

  1. IT Workforce Development
  2. IT Governance
  3. Enterprise Shared Services (Service-Oriented Infrastructure)
  4. Enterprise Programs and Projects
  5. Open Government
  6. Cyber Security

Reorganizing into ETS

Since late 2015, the Information and Communications Services Division (ICSD) and Office of Information Management and Technology (OIMT) have been operating informally as a single Office of Enterprise Technology Services (ETS), including references in correspondence, websites and social media accounts. However, legislation is needed to formally reorganize the two agencies as ETS and consolidate functions. Both agencies already fall under the oversight of the CIO. The reorganization is expected to provide clarity and greater efficiency in meeting responsibilities.

Expanding Capacity of ETS

ETS has successfully filled 18 vacancies over Todd Nacapuy’s first eight months as CIO and has made recruitment to fill all open positions a top priority. The CIO believes that additional positions are needed to expand ETS’ governance and technical capacity and reduce the use of consultants. Thirty-one additional positions are being requested in the governor’s Executive Supplemental Budget submitted last month to the Legislature.  These positions include system engineers, application developers, network service technicians and security engineers, among others, and, if approved, would go into recruitment following the legislative session.

The Transform Hawaii Government coalition will track legislation related to the transformation and announce calls to members to provide testimony when needed. Check our website regularly for the latest updates.


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