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The Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO) sets information technology (IT) policy and direction for the State of Washington. The State CIO is a member of the Governor’s Executive Cabinet and advisor to the Governor on technology issues.

The OCIO’s unique role in state government is to:

  • Create clarity and alignment for IT investments
  • Provide strategic direction and enterprise architecture for state government
  • Enable standardization and consolidation of IT infrastructure
  • Establish standards and policies for efficient and consistent operations
  • Educate and inform policy leaders
  • Create and nurture a cohesive operating IT community
  • Bring technology expertise to improve the business of Government
  • Foster innovation and experimentation to bring modern capabilities to Government

Together with OFM Budget the OCIO will bring a big picture view of agency investments and strategies, assuring that agency investments will fit into an enterprise view of IT.

How OCIO is funded:

Services included in the Allocation:

  • Statewide information technology policies and oversight provided by the state Chief Information Officer

Get OCIO email updates:

OCIO Topic

Description of publications to be delivered

Accessibility Work Group

  • Communication to members of the Accessibility work group


  • Detailed information pertaining to Annual GIS Day event

OCIO General Communication

  • Annual certification notices
  • General communication on OCIO activities
  • Specific information related to Enterprise Architecture
  • Specific information related to IT Portfolio Management
  • Updates and information on technology policies

OCIO Project Oversight Information

  • Communication related to oversight on major IT projects


  • Communication related to the Washington State Geographic Information Council