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. In 2014-15, CalTech began staffing the Statewide Project Management Office with the intention of eventually managing selected active statewide IT projects.
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."