Office of the State CIO
The Office of the State CIO (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:
- Accountability. We are responsible for quality outcomes and share information openly and honestly
- Customer-centered. We listen and seek to understand our customer’s needs
- Collaborative. 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 2017-2022 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 responsibiliti es, 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.