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 currently serves as the Chief Information Officer (CIO) for the State of Oregon and leads Enterprise Information Services (EIS)—the state’s information technology (IT) Division. Appointed by Governor Kate Brown in December 2018, Mr. Woods brings over 20 years of IT and business leadership to EIS, having previously served as the CIO and Administrative Services Administrator for the Oregon Department of Revenue, the Director of Information Technology for the Oregon Health Authority, and the Deputy CIO for the Department of Human Services. 

Since his appointment, Mr. Woods has established a diverse Executive Team and built the strategic foundations and enterprise capabilities for delivering on the EIS vision—“Ensuring user-friendly, reliable and secure state technology systems that serve Oregonians.”  Notable accomplishments, include publication of the EIS 2020-2023 Strategic Framework, Cloud Forward: A Framework for Embracing the Cloud in Oregon, Oregon’s Data Strategy 2021-2023, the EIS Modernization Playbook, and the continuing deployment of Microsoft 365 (M365) to all Executive Branch Agencies.

Before joining the State of Oregon, he also held a variety of private-sector roles, including three years as a regional technology manager and human resource manager for Safeco Insurance. He also holds a Bachelor’s degree in Information Systems (IS) from Portland State University and a Master’s Degree in Organizational Leadership from Gonzaga University. Unique among CIOs, Mr. Woods is equally comfortable with business and technology, embraces the role of change leadership, and ensures that digital transformation initiatives put people first.

Enterprise Information Services