Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger on Tuesday signed Executive Order S-03-10, which establishes a new chief information officer position for all state agencies and departments.
The governor issued the order the same day that Bee reporter Andrew McIntosh reported that EDD is spending tens of millions of dollars on IT projects but still is falling behind on assisting the unemployed.
The order also gives the state chief information officer ...
... authority as provided by law over all information technology (IT) infrastructure and shared services, including, but not limited to, the following: data and telecommunications networks; data center services, including all equipment necessary to operate mission-critical and public-facing applications (e.g., servers, storage, switches, security devices, and mainframes); hosting of mission-critical and public-facing applications; and shared enterprise services (e.g., e-mail and directory).
Click here to read the order and the administration's press release about it.