IT Management in Hawaii

By Matthew Alberto, May 27, 2013 4:30 pm

The state of Hawaii will use a $3 million grant from the Hawaii Community Foundation (HCF) to create a new IT management office, which will be led by the state's first CIO. The new office will oversee the modernization of the state's technology system, providing greater accountability for data and spending, enhancing security and backup measures and reducing energy usage.

Hawaii Governor Neil Abercrombie said that one of the biggest factors that is wasting taxpayer time and money is the state's outdated IT systems. The state's IT systems haven't been upgraded in decades, and given quickly technology advances this is unacceptable. The grant to fund the Office of Information Management and Technology (OIMT) is through the HCF, but the money origiannly came from the Omidyar Ohana Fund. This is a donor-advised fund established through the support of eBay founder Pierre Omidyar and his wife Pam. Part of the grant money will also come from future sate legislation.

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