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State IT Policy

State information technology (IT) policy is organized as follows:

  • The California Department of Technology The California Department of Technology (formerly the California Technology Agency, or CTA) is responsible for establishing and enforcing information technology (IT) strategic plans, policies, standards and enterprise architecture, and the IT project review, approval, and oversight program. Visit the Department of Technology Website
  • The California Office of Information Security The OIS is the primary state government authority in ensuring the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of state systems and applications, and ensuring the protection of state information. The office represents the State to federal, state, and local government entities, higher education, private industry, and others on security-related matters. Visit the OIS Website
  • The Information Technology Consulting Unit (ITCU) The ITCU is a unit within the Department of Finance (Finance), and operates under Finance's general powers of supervision over all matters concerning the financial and business policies of the State, as defined in Section 13070 of the Government Code. The ITCU's primary functions include performing fiscal analysis of proposed statewide IT policies and enterprise initiatives and fiscal oversight of Finance-identified critical IT projects.