California Department of Technology

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California Department of Technology
Seal of the California Technology Agency.png
Agency overview
Formed January 1, 2007
Preceding agencies
  • California Technology Agency
  • Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO)
Headquarters Sacramento, California
Employees 896 (2013-14)[1]
Annual budget $360 million (2013-14)[1]
Agency executive
  • Carlos Ramos, Director and State CIO
Parent agency California Government Operations Agency

The Department of Technology of the state of California, formerly named the California Technology Agency (CTA) is an agency in the Government Operations Agency with statutory authority over information technology (IT) strategic vision and planning, enterprise architecture, policy, and project approval and oversight.[2] The current director of the department, also known as the chief information officer of the state, is Carlos Ramos.[3]

They operate Calinfo, a peer-to-peer e-Government website for the state's IT employees. It was created by the State of California's IT Manager's Academy, part of the CTA.[4][5]


The Department of Technology Services (DTS) was a department within the California State and Consumer Services Agency established by the Governor's Reorganization Plan No. 2 effective 9 July 2005. The Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO) was authorized by S.B. 834 in 2006 (Chapter 533, Statutes of 2006). The Governor reorganized the office with the Governor's Reorganization Plan No. 1 of 2009, which was approved by the Little Hoover Commission[6] and the Legislature, and took effect 10 May 2009. In the reorganization, the office subsumed the Office of Information Security within the Office of Information Security and Privacy Protection, the Department of Technology Services, and the Department of General Services' Telecommunications Division. The office was similarly reorganized as the California Technology Agency and the Secretary of California Technology by A.B. 2408 (Chapter 404, Statutes of 2010) which took effect 1 January 2011.

Under Governor Jerry Brown's government reorganization of 2013, the CTA became the state Department of Technology, and was moved into the Government Operations Agency.


By law, there is within the department the following offices and officers:

  • Office of Technology Services,[7] managed by a Director
  • Office of Information Security,[8] managed by a Director
  • Public Safety Communications Division,[9] managed by a Director

As well as several others including:


  1. ^ a b "Governor's Budget 2013-14, Enacted Budget Detail". California Department of Finance. Retrieved 2014-06-17. 
  2. ^ California Government Code §11545
  3. ^ Office of the Governor (June 27, 2011). "Governor Brown Announces Appointments". State of California. Retrieved July 29, 2011. 
  4. ^ "California Creates Portal for State's 10,000 IT Workers". e.Republic. 2010-05-19. Retrieved 2010-06-18. 
  5. ^ "ITMA class unveils new collaboration portal for state IT community", The Tech Blog at the California Technology Agency website
  6. ^ A Review of the Governor's Reorganization Plan to Consolidate Information Technology Functions, Little Hoover Commission
  7. ^ California Government Code § 11534
  8. ^ California Government Code § 11549
  9. ^ California Government Code § 15277

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