The Department of Technology is the central information technology (IT) organization for the State of California. The Department is responsible for the approval and oversight of statewide IT projects and statewide IT professional development, and through the Office of Technology Services provides centralized IT services to state and local governments as well as non-governmental entities. The Department promulgates statewide IT security policies and procedures, and has responsibility over telecommunication and IT procurements.
Effective July 1, 2013, the Governor's Reorganization Plan No. 2 of 2012 created the Secretary for Government Operations and moved the former California Technology Agency (now the Department of Technology) to the new Government Operations Agency. In addition, the Public Safety Communications Office was transferred from the Department to the California Office of Emergency Services.
Since department programs drive the need for infrastructure investment, each department has a related capital outlay program to support this need. For the specifics on the Department of Technology's Capital Outlay Program see "Infrastructure Overview."