Washington State Department of Information Services (DIS)
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Agency overview
Formed1987
JurisdictionState of Washington
HeadquartersOlympia, Washington
Agency executive
  • Tony Tortorice, Director, Washington State Chief Information Officer
Websitedes.wa.gov

The Washington State Department of Information Services (DIS) is a Governor's Cabinet-level agency that provides information technology assistance to state and local agencies, school districts, tribal organizations, and qualifying nonprofit groups in Washington.[1]

The Legislature created DIS in 1987 from the consolidation of the state's four independent data processing and communications systems.[2] The agency now employs nearly 450 workers who provide more than 100 technology services.[3] It merged into the Department of Enterprise Services (DES) in 2011.

Statutory authority

The legislative intent in creating DIS was to make government information and services more available, accessible and affordable. The Legislature also created the Information Services Board (ISB) to provide coordinated planning and management of state information technology services. DIS provides staff support to the ISB, and acts to oversee compliance with ISB policy in agency technology operations and investments. Chapter 43.105 RCW establishes the ISB structure and outlines DIS' statutory authority.[4]

Powers and duties granted to DIS include:

References

  1. ^ http://www.govtech.com/gt/articles/271937[dead link]
  2. ^ "House Bill Report HB 1496, As Reported by House Committee On Public Safety & Emergency Preparedness" (PDF). Washington State Legislature. Archived (PDF) from the original on 2012-02-24. Retrieved 2009-06-25.
  3. ^ "New DIS director". Snohomish Times. May 7, 2009. Archived from the original on 2011-07-17. Retrieved 2009-06-25.
  4. ^ "Chapter 43.105 RCW: CONSOLIDATED TECHNOLOGY SERVICES AGENCY". Archived from the original on 2009-06-27. Retrieved 2009-06-25.
  5. ^ "RCW 43.105.052: Powers and duties of agency". Archived from the original on 2009-06-13. Retrieved 2009-06-25.
  6. ^ "Chapter 43.105.170 RCW Dispositions: DEPARTMENT OF INFORMATION SERVICES". Archived from the original on 2009-06-13. Retrieved 2009-06-25.
  7. ^ "Chapter 43.105.180 RCW Dispositions: DEPARTMENT OF INFORMATION SERVICES". Archived from the original on 2009-06-13. Retrieved 2009-06-25.
  8. ^ "Chapter 43.105.041 RCW Dispositions: DEPARTMENT OF INFORMATION SERVICES". Archived from the original on 2009-07-16. Retrieved 2009-06-25.
  9. ^ a b "RCW 43.105.052: Powers and duties of agency". Archived from the original on 2009-06-13. Retrieved 2009-06-25.