SACRAMENTO – The California Technology Agency released three Technology Letters (TL) today that streamline state information technology (IT) operations for the state’s agencies and departments.

  • TL 12-3 supersedes IT Policy Letter (ITPL) 10-04, eliminating the requirement for departments and agencies to prepare an exemption form for Chief Information Officer (CIO) approval in order to purchase other equipment if Energy Star or Electronic Product Environment Assessment Tool equipment is not available.  The Department of General Services’ green procurement processes will remain in place to help ensure the purchase of energy saving equipment.
  • TL 12-4 supersedes ITPL 11-02 with a streamlined process to ensure service contracts with IT components receive appropriate oversight by the Technology Agency.
  • TL 12-5 supersedes ITPL 09-04 with a streamlined process to ensure computer room construction requests receive appropriate approval by the Technology Agency.

In December 2011, the Technology Agency launched the Policy and Project Lifecycle Improvement Initiative.  In partnership with agency and department Chief Information Officers, Agency reviews current IT policies and the state’s IT project lifecycle for efficiency and effectiveness.  As part of the initiative efforts, Agency also established the Technology Letter to communicate official state IT policies and procedures.

These new Technology Letters are available here.