What We Do
Iowa Code Chapter 8B has the effect of centralizing accountability and oversight for information technology currently managed by state agencies into the Office of the Chief Information Officer. Pursuant to Senate File 396 and Iowa Code Chapter 8B, the Office of the Chief Information Officer was “created for the purpose of leading, directing, managing, coordinating, and providing accountability for the information technology resources of state government.” Among its many powers and duties, the OCIO has the authority to establish standards for information technology used by state agencies, direct the work of agency information technology staff, review and recommend approval of information technology staff employment decisions in coordination with the Department of Management, and enter into contracts for the receipt and provision of information technology services.
The OCIO provides a wealth of IT services and oversight to the State of Iowa enterprise. OCIO services include:
- IT security duties from the Information Security Office.
- Application development services.
- IT initiative funding through the IOWAccess Revolving Fund and other financial sources under the direction of the CIO.