Technology Services Board on October 6, Update on IT Consolidation as Required by AB 2408 Signed by Governor Schwarzenegger

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Bill Maile (916) 549-2845

The Technology Services Board (TSB) of the Office of Technology Services (OTech) will hold a public meeting on Wednesday, October 6, 2010, at 10 a.m., at the Byron Sher Auditorium of the Environmental Protection Agency, at 1001 I Street, in Sacramento. The meeting will be Webcast live and may be accessed from the "What's New" section of OTech's Web site at: http://www.otech.ca.gov/. The agenda is available online at: http://www.otech.ca.gov/tsb/tsb.asp.

Chief Deputy CIO Mike Locatis will give a status update on California's agenda to consolidate IT throughout the executive branch as required by AB 2408 signed last week by Governor Schwarzenegger (also outlined in S-03-10 issued in February). The measure calls for departments and agencies to:

  • Reduce the total amount of energy utilized by IT and telecommunications equipment by 20 percent by July 1, 2011 and by 30 percent by July 1, 2012.
  • Reduce data center square footage by 50 percent by July 2011.
  • Host all mission critical public facing applications and server refreshes in a Tier III data center and close all existing data centers and server rooms that house non-network equipment by June 2013.
  • Begin migrating from their existing network services to the California Government Network no later than July 2011.
  • Begin migrating to the state's shared e-mail solution no later than June 2011.
  • Develop and maintain enterprise architecture plans in compliance with the statewide enterprise architecture policies and standards as established by the OCIO.
  • Participate in activities coordinated by the Office of Information Security for response to security incidents and cyber security threats.

The TSB will also take up issues relating to OTech and its state and local agency customers. Public participation, comments and questions will be welcome for each agenda item. The agenda includes updates on the Service Improvement Program, Cannery Relocation, and the California Government Enterprise Network project. A summary of OTech financial information will also be presented.

The TSB provides oversight and guidance to OTech, helping to ensure its services meet customer needs. It is comprised of 13 members and includes the State Chief Information Officer as the Chair, the Director of Finance as Vice-Chair, the State Controller, the Director of the California Emergency Management Agency and the Secretaries of the Environmental Protection Agency, Health and Human Services Agency, Labor and Workforce Development Agency, Natural Resources Agency, State and Consumer Services Agency, Department of Veterans Affairs and Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation.

The OTech provides information technology services to state, federal and local government entities throughout California. Through the use of a scalable, reliable and secure statewide network, combined with expertise in voice and data technologies, the OTech delivers comprehensive, cost-effective computing, networking, electronic messaging and training solutions to benefit the people of California.

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