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California Controller Announces IT Procurement Task Force

Working with the Governor’s Office, the State Controller's Office has assembled a task force to build recommendations on IT procurement.

The California State Controller’s Office (SCO), working with the Governor’s Office, has assembled a task force to build recommendations on information technology procurement, a spokesperson for the SCO confirmed today.

Members of the Task Force include some notable technology executives such as former California State CIO Teri Takai, Silicon Valley Leadership Group President and CEO Carl Guardino and former Oregon CIO and NASCIO Chairman Dugan Petty.  The Chair of the Task Force is Rosio Alvarez, the CIO of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.

From the SCO, the list of task force members are:

  • Rosio Alvarez, Ph.D., Chief Information Officer, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Previous Professional Achievements:

Senior Information Technology Advisor, Secretary of Energy; 
Associate Chancellor for IT, University of Massachusetts Amherst; and
Assistant Professor, University of Massachusetts Boston

  • Carl Guardino, President & CEO, Silicon Valley Leadership Group
Previous Professional Achievements:

California Transportation Commission Appointee, Governors’ Schwarzenegger & Brown; and
Executive, Hewlett-Packard 

  • Clay Johnson, Presidential Innovation Fellow, Office of Innovation & Technology, White House; Director, Sunlight Labs, Sunlight Foundation; and Author, Entrepreneur
 Previous Professional Achievements:

Founder, Big Window Labs;  
Co-Founder, Blue State Digital; 

  • David Kraus, J.D., MSPH, Chief Contracting Officer, UC San Diego Medical Center; and Adjunct Professor, Health Law, UC San Diego Master’s in Advanced Studies
 Previous Professional Achievements:

Adjunct Professor USD School of Law & SDSU School of Public Health;
Strategy & Contracting Consultant, Arthur Young, Inc.; and
Strategic Planning & Marketing, UCLA Medical Center

  • Jon Manis, Senior Vice President & Chief Information Officer, Information Services, Sutter Health
Previous Professional Achievements:

SVP/ CIO, Provena Health; VP, Information Services, Advocate Health;
VP/ CTO, Sterling Health; 
Major, Tactical Fire Support Coordination Officer, U.S. Marine Corps;
Assistant Head, Information & Technical Systems, Bureau of Navy Medicine, The Pentagon; and
Captain, Artillery Officer, U.S. Marine Corps

  •  Richard Pennington, CPPO, C.P.M., J.D., LL.M., Managing Member, SCOPEVision LLC
 Previous Professional Achievements:

Of Counsel, Denver Government Contracts Practice Group of McKenna Long & Aldridge, LLP;
Director, Division of Finance and Procurement, Colorado Department of Personnel & Administration;
Assistant Attorney General, Colorado;
Colonel, Air Force; 
Judge Advocate, Specializing in Federal Procurement Law; and
Director, National Association of State Procurement Officer 

  • Dugan Petty, Retired
Previous Professional Achievements:

Chief Information Officer, Oregon;
President, National Association of State Chief Information Officers; 
President, National Association of State Procurement Officers; 
Deputy Administrator, State Services Division, Oregon;
Purchasing Manager, Oregon;
Chief Procurement Officer, Alaska; and
Director, General Services, Alaska

  • Ralph Shoemaker, Consultant
Previous Professional Achievements:

Executive Director, Child Support Automation Project, California; and
Assistant Executive Officer, Franchise Tax Board, California

  • Teri Takai, Chief Information Officer, Department of Defense
Previous Professional Achievements:

Chief Information Officer, California; and
Director, Department of Information Technology, Michigan

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