As part of Gov. Arnold Schwartzenegger's streamlining of government, California has a new Department of Technology Resources (DTS), which consolidates three major data centers under one bureaucracy. The move, which was official on July 11, consolidates the Stephen P. Teale datacenter, the Health and Human Services datacenter, and the Department of General Services Office of Network Services. State officials promise increased efficiency in operations, better delivery of customer services and an overall solid organization to serve our citizens. DTS will significantly change the way IT services are provided to state agencies,” said Fred Aguiar, secretary of California’s State and Consumer Agency.
Judging from the DTS website, though, communicaton is not at the top of the new agency's priorities. The site provides only barebone information about the agency. The site's home page features an image of the state's Great Seal, the Vision page says "Enable customer success through quality technology solutions," and the Values page lists this out-of-the box thinking: fiscal accountability, customer service, IT leadership, operational excellence, and integrity and security. DTS' clients agencies might appreciate a little more information.