The Center for Digital Government announced that California's Office of Systems Integration (OSI) has won the Digital Government Achievement Award for its management of large IT projects. OSI won the government-to-government category in the national competition.

"Since its establishment in 2005, OSI has developed into a world class project management office and vital resource for the state of California," said Kim Belshé, Health and Human Services agency secretary. "The work of OSI touches the lives of nearly every Californian by supporting the efficient delivery of health and human services statewide."

"This award recognizes California's ability to meet and overcome the challenges inherent in large information technology projects," said Teri Takai, California CIO. "I would like to congratulate Secretary Kim Belshé, Director Carlos Ramos and all of the leadership at OSI for their strong commitment to managing large projects and serving as a model for all state agencies."

The Digital Government Achievement Award is a national program that recognizes outstanding agency and department Web sites and applications that enhance information interactions, transactions and/or services. The categories are government-to-government, government-to-business, government-to-citizen, and government internal.

The OSI, under the Health and Human Services Agency, procures, manages, and delivers large and complex IT projects that support the delivery of health and human services to California. With a portfolio worth $5.5 billion, the OSI large project management office stewards large IT projects in a consistent and professional manner; exhibiting best practices in project management methodology. Some examples of OSI projects include:

  • Electronic Benefit Transfer Contract Extension and Price Reduction
  • Unemployment Insurance Modernization Project
  • Case Management Information and Payroll System II
  • Child Welfare System/Case Management System Re-host
  • Interim State Automated Welfare System