Office of the State CIO

The OSCIO provides statewide IT leadership by maturing enterprise technology governance, leveraging investments in shared services, ensuring transparency, providing oversight, and delivering secure and innovative solutions—enabling state agencies and partner jurisdictions to better serve Oregonians through enterprise technology solutions. The OSCIO is driven by four core values, including:

  • Customer-centered. Listening and understanding our customer’s needs.
  • Deliver value. Doing the right things right to meet our customer’s desired outcomes. 
  • Be a partner. Forging trusting partnerships across the enterprise of state government.
  • Innovation. Providing solutions in creative ways. 

With the passage of HB 3099 (2015), the State CIO is responsible for ensuring alignment between statewide IT policy and operations, advising the Governor on enterprise technology and telecommunications, implementing the IT Governance framework and establishing the state of Oregon’s long-term IT strategy through the Enterprise Information Resource Management Strategy (EIRMS) . More specifically, the State CIO oversees IT investments—providing project planning, quality assurance and overseeing the implementation of the stage gate review process. In carrying out these responsibilities, the State CIO possesses independent procurement authority, oversight responsibilities, and contract enforcement abilities. Additionally, the State CIO chairs, advises and participates in a number of chartered and statutory IT governance bodies. 

OSCIO Vision. Enabling state agencies and partner jurisdictions to better serve Oregonians through enterprise technology solutions.

OSCIO Mission

Alex Pettit, State CIO
Meet the State Chief Information Officer​
State Chief Information Officer Alex Pettit in January 2014 came to Oregon from Oklahoma where he also served as the state’s CIO. Prior to that, he oversaw the planning, coordination and execution of a disaster recovery plan for Brown University, and coordinated the renovation of the university’s sole data center. For more than two decades, Pettit worked in both public and private capacities with management roles in: continuity of operations planning; crisis leadership; IT operations, support and system design and civil defense planning.

State Deputy Chief Information Officer, Terrence WoodsTerrence Woods
Terrence brings over 18 years of leadership and knowledge having served as the Chief Information Officer and Administrative Services Administrator for the Oregon Department of Revenue; Chair of the State of Oregon Chief Information Officer Council; Director of Information Technology for the Oregon Health Authority; and Deputy Chief Information Officer for the Department of Human Services. Outside the public sector, Terrence was a regional technology manager, and he served as a human resources manager for three years.

Office of the State CIO