North Carolina Office of the State Chief Information Officer

Office of the State Chief Information Officer

Chris Estes, State CIO

A Message from State CIO Chris Estes:

State CIO Chris Estes

As part of Governor McCrory’s statewide effort to make government more efficient and customer-friendly for the North Carolinians we serve, the Office of the State CIO has begun a restructuring initiative that will maximize the State’s IT capabilities.

The General Assembly directed the State CIO to identify restructuring options for the most effective use of IT resources. Our recommendation to create a unified IT organization was made in collaboration with North Carolina Government Efficiency and Reform (NC GEAR) after studying successful restructuring efforts in other states.

We are asking the legislature to establish a Department of Information Technology with statewide accountability for IT budgeting, personnel, and oversight. The new One IT structure will support an enterprise approach to addressing the State’s technology needs. Read the summary and the plan:

I look forward to sharing more information with you throughout this journey.


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