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Enterprise Information Services

Enterprise Information Services (EIS) 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. EIS is driven by four core values, including:

  • Accountability. We are responsible for quality outcomes and share information openly and honestly
  • Customer-focus. We listen and seek to understand our customer needs
  • Collaboration. We build trust and establish mutual purpose to forge effective partnerships across the enterprise
  • Innovation. We simplify complexity, challenge conventional wisdom, and seek creative and useful solutions

With the passage of HB 3099 (2015), the State CIO became 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 Services Strategic Framework 2020-2023

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. 

State Chie​f Information Officer, Terrence WoodsTerrence Woods
Terrence Woods is Oregon’s State Chief Information Officer. 

Before being appointed State CIO in 2018, Terrence was the State Deputy CIO, the Department of Revenue CIO, the Oregon Health Authority Director of IT, and the Department of Human Services Deputy CIO. 

Prior to joining state government, Terrence was the Human Resources Manager and Regional Technology Manager for Safeco Insurance. 

Taking to heart the interests of state government and the Oregonians it serves, Terrence is the Chair of the Board of Directors for Link Oregon, a non-profit organization providing high-speed, fiber-optic broadband connectivity to our state’s public and non-profit sectors. 

Terrence earned a Master of Arts in Organizational Behavior from Gonzaga University and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Information Systems from Portland State University. 

Extending his education of organizational behavior and passion for people, Terrence is a Prosci Certified Change Practitioner as well as a Leadership and Executive Coach certified by the Hudson Institute of Coaching. 

When the opportunity arises, Terrence is an outdoor enthusiast enjoying camping and ATV riding.

Enterprise Information Services