Who We Are

Led by Chief Information Officer (CIO) Todd Nacapuy, the Office of Enterprise Technology Services (ETS) provides governance for executive branch IT projects and seeks to identify, prioritize and advance innovative initiatives with the greatest potential to increase efficiency, reduce waste, and improve transparency and accountability in state government. ETS also supports the management and operation of all state agencies by providing effective, efficient, coordinated and cost-beneficial computer and telecommunication services such that state program objectives may be achieved.

Background

In recognition of the pivotal role that technology and innovation hold in Hawaii’s future, the full-time state CIO position was created pursuant to Section 27-43, Hawaii Revised Statutes, which also establishes the IT Steering Committee to assist the CIO in developing the state’s standards and policies.

Shortly after taking the technological helm for the state in 2015, CIO Nacapuy announced the initiation of efforts to consolidate the Office of Information Management and Technology (OIMT) and the Information and Communication Services Division (ICSD) of the Department of Accounting and General Services, to form a unified and cohesive team under the ETS office. With the passage and enactment of Senate Bill 2807 SD2 (now Act 58, SLH 2016), the consolidation was formalized, effective July 2, 2016.

“We have an opportunity to work together to leverage resources to improve and enhance business operations. This reorganization will centralize and better synchronize our modernization and IT workforce development efforts while ensuring continuity of service and security.” — Todd Nacapuy, CIO, State of Hawaii

CIO Priorities

The new office focuses on the following CIO priorities to ensure the right systems and processes are in place to facilitate an effective, efficient and open government:

  • IT Workforce Development
  • IT Governance
  • Services-Oriented Infrastructure
  • Enterprise Projects and Programs
  • Open Government
  • Cyber Security
  • IT Cost Transparency