Posted on Jul 11, 2019 in Featured, News, Press Release

HONOLULU – Governor David Ige has signed House Bill 531 into law as Act 238.  The new law requires the Office of Enterprise Technology Services’ chief information officer to update the State Information Technology Plan every four years and to submit the updated plan to the governor and legislature.

“Our strategic plan provides clear direction for enhancing the state’s business processes with technology to best serve the citizens of Hawaii,” said Chief Information Officer Douglas Murdock. “We will continually refresh it as we move forward to account for lessons learned and changes in technology.”

In April, the State of Hawaii Information Technology Steering Committee (ITSC) approved a State Information Technology Strategic Plan, which members of the community and stakeholders began working on in July 2018.  It was subsequently submitted to the Governor and Legislature.

The IT Strategic Plan focuses on seven key focus areas to take full advantage of the State’s investments and attain long-term success:  Partner for Successful Outcomes, Expand Statewide Cyber Security Strategy, Enhance the Value of State Data, Optimize Enterprise Systems, Extend IT Portfolio Governance, Implement Dynamic and Sustainable IT Operations and Digital Workforce Development.  To view the IT Strategic Plan: State Information Technology Strategic Plan.

“This important bill recognizes that our state must keep pace with ever-evolving technology to have an active role in shaping the future of government services and data in Hawaii,” said Christine Sakuda, member of the State of Hawaii ITSC and executive director of local nonprofit Transform Hawaii Government. “We applaud Gov. Ige for signing HB531 and reaffirming his prioritization of an ‘effective, efficient and open government.’”

Transform Hawaii Government (THG) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with a vision of a digital government that enables communities and businesses to thrive. The THG coalition advocates for a responsive government that enhances quality of life through an empowered workforce, innovative technology and effective ways of doing business.