EXECUTIVE ORDER S-13-04


WHEREAS, information technology infrastructure, which includes such things as mainframes, midframes, servers, personal computers and associated peripheral equipment, networks, and operating systems to support the foregoing, has been dispersed across many data centers and state agencies; and WHEREAS, the Legislative Analyst's Office recommended in 2003, the consolidation of the Stephen P. Teale Data Center and the Health and Human Services Data Center; and WHEREAS, the State Chief Information Officer concurred in that recommendation and advocated a broader realignment of management responsibilities over the Executive Branch's information technology infrastructure and resources (see Re-alignment of Responsibility for the Management of the State's IT Resources and Infrastructure (May 14, 2003) (available at www.cio.ca.gov); and WHEREAS, the California Performance Review recommends that the Stephen P. Teale Data Center and the Health and Human Services Data Center be merged into a newly-established "Department of Technology Services" with a much broader, customer-oriented mission than either of the existing data centers and that other information technology infrastructure be managed by the proposed Department of Technology Services; and WHEREAS, any delay in implementing consolidation and realignment will waste state funds and undermine the security, quality and risk management of our information systems. NOW, THEREFORE, I, ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER, Governor of the State of California, by virtue of the power and authority vested in me by the Constitution and statutes of the State of California, do hereby issue this Executive Order to become effective immediately: 1. The goal of data center consolidation and information technology realignment is to substantially improve the performance of the Executive Branch in managing its information technology infrastructure with particular focus on (1) receiving best value in the acquisition, management and operation of its information technology infrastructure and resources, (2) realizing with its information technology infrastructure the most appropriate levels of security, quality and risk management, and (3) ensuring that agency core competencies are reinforced and respected. 2. The Stephen P. Teale and Health and Human Services Data Centers will consolidate their operations and activities to the maximum extent permitted by existing law. The Director of the Stephen P. Teale Data Center shall lead the planning for and implementation of the consolidation of the Stephen P. Teale Data Center and the Health and Human Services Data Center, excluding the System Integration Division, so that the consolidated entity becomes a customer-focused, technology services organization with greater flexibility and capacity than either data center now possesses. The consolidated entity will serve the common technology needs of Executive Branch entities with accountability to customers for providing secure services that are responsive to client needs at a cost representing best value to the state and consistent with the strategic objectives of the state's information technology program as determined by the State Chief Information Officer. 3. The Director of the Stephen P. Teale Data Center and the State Chief Information Officer will present to the Governor, not later than November 1, 2004, a complete plan formally to reorganize and consolidate the data centers. 4. Management authority over information technology infrastructure in the Executive Branch shall be realigned consistent with the goal set forth in paragraph 1 to the fullest extent permitted by applicable law. To the extent complete consolidation requires legislative enactment, such legislative proposals shall be a part of the plan. The Director of the Stephen P. Teale Data Center shall lead the planning for and implementation of the appropriate realignment of information technology infrastructure and resources as between Executive Branch departments and the consolidated data centers. 5. To ensure coordination across the Executive Branch in the execution of this order, and in light of the particularly sensitive nature of the critical information technology systems and projects managed by the System Integration Division of the Health and Human Services Data Center, the Director shall consult and coordinate with, among others, the State Chief Information Officer, the Secretary of the Business, Transportation and Housing Agency, and the Secretary of the Health and Human Services Agency regarding the strategic realignment of the technology infrastructures of the consolidated data centers. 6. All State entities under the Governor's jurisdiction shall cooperate fully with the Director of the Stephen P. Teale Data Center and the State Chief Information Officer as needed to implement this order. 7. The provisions of this Executive Order shall not apply to the legislative and judicial branches of government, nor shall it apply to the constitutional officers of this state. However, I invite these branches of government and the constitutional officers to lend their support and assistance. IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that as soon as hereafter possible, this order be filed in the Office of the Secretary of State and that widespread publicity and notice be given to this order.