Hawaii State Senate Confirms Douglas Murdock as ETS Chief Information Officer

Posted on Mar 27, 2019 in Featured, News, Press Release

Murdock confirmed by full SenateHONOLULU — The Hawaii State Senate voted to confirm Douglas Murdock as The Office of Enterprise Technology Services’ (ETS) chief information officer (CIO).  He is the fourth person confirmed by the Senate to serve as CIO since the position was created in 2010 (Act 200, SLH).

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.  He 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.