Who We Are

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.

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.

The Office of Information Management and Technology (OIMT) and the Information and Communication Services Division (ICSD) of the Department of Accounting and General Services, were consolidated into one unified team under the ETS office with the passage and enactment of Senate Bill 2807 SD2 (now Act 58, SLH 2016), effective July 2, 2016.

***UPDATE: Tom Ku is the Acting Chief Information Officer as of June 1, 2024 with the retirement of Doug Murdock. Governor Josh Green will name a new permanent CIO.

Chief Information Officer 

Chief Information Officer Douglas Murdock previously served as the Enterprise Technology Officer at the Hawaii State Department of Human Services, overseeing some of the state’s largest technology initiatives. Murdock was also Comptroller for the State of Hawaii, launching the successful effort to modernize the State’s antiquated payroll system.

As an Air Force Judge Advocate (attorney), Murdock was heavily involved in legal information technology, developing IT plans and program requirements for key Air Force systems.  This included two years at the Air Force legal information services center, developing and programming databases and websites, implementing document management programs and gathering and prioritizing user requirements for various business applications.

Murdock also led the legal office at the Air Force’s Electronic Systems Center in Boston,  providing advice for procurement of a 5 billion dollar portfolio of Air Force and Department of Defense IT system.

Murdock has a B.S. degree in economics, an M.S. in public administration and a J.D. from the University of Washington and is a retired Colonel.

As CIO, his priorities include continuing the efforts to modernize the enterprise resource planning system (human resources, payroll, time and attendance and budget and financial systems), enterprise portfolio management and workforce development.