Technology, Office for

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All amounts are in dollars
Category Available
Change From
State Operations 370,651,000 455,515,000 84,864,000 0
Aid To Localities 0 0 0 2,500,000
Capital Projects 61,000,000 80,000,000 19,000,000 160,060,000
Total 431,651,000 535,515,000 103,864,000 162,560,000

Full-Time Equivalent Positions (FTE)
Program 2008-09
Estimated FTEs
Estimated FTEs
FTE Change
Statewide Technology Program
    Special Revenue Funds - Other 47 47 0
    General Fund 158 158 0
    Internal Service Funds 544 544 0
Total 749 749 0

Note: Most recent estimates as of 12/16/08.


Since its inception in 1997, the Chief Information Officer/Office for Technology (CIO/OFT) has evolved from an organization that plans and coordinates the State’s investments regarding information technology into an organization with significant operational responsibilities. The Office’s mission today is to provide centralized technology services, shape technology policy, and coordinate statewide technology related initiatives to improve the efficiency of New York State government.

Budget Highlights

The 2009-10 Executive Budget recommends $535.5 million All Funds ($28.9 million General Fund; $405.7 million Internal Service Funds; $100.9 million Other Funds) to support ongoing agency activities. This is an increase of $104 million All Funds ($2.6 million General Fund; $82.2 million Internal Service Funds; $19 million Other Funds) from the 2008-09 Budget. This change primarily reflects continuing the Statewide Wireless Network (SWN) project, leasing interim disaster recovery space, and increasing Enterprise solutions, including sourcing strategies for selected information technology services. The Executive Budget recommends a staffing level of 749 FTEs, unchanged from the 2008-09 Budget.

Major budget actions include:

  • Leasing Disaster Recovery Space: An increase of $6.4 million is recommended for the State Data Center Internal Service Fund to support annual lease and utility costs associated with retro-fitting a facility outside of the Capital Region to serve the State’s disaster recovery needs. In addition, CIO/OFT is cultivating other interested customers, including New York City.
  • New Consolidated State Data Center: A $99.1 million Capital Projects reappropriation is recommended for the construction of a new Consolidated Data Center that will permit the safe and secure operation of the State’s mainframe computers and servers at a single, efficient primary site. The State continues to consider options for the facility and, in light of the fiscal climate, is seeking to identify the most cost-effective approach in order to yield the greatest long-term benefits.
  • Interim Data Center Space: An $11 million Capital Projects reappropriation is recommended to renovate existing State-owned office space. This additional space is necessary to accommodate current and future demand until the multi-year construction of the new data center is completed.
  • Additional Centralization of Technology Services: An increase of $75 million is recommended for the Centralized Services Internal Service Fund appropriation to expand Enterprise contracting and service opportunities.

2009-10 Executive Budget — Agency Presentation
Technology, Office for (PDF)