Major programs within California

Data center consolidation'California is planning to consolidate the state's two largest data centers, the Stephen P. Teale Data Center and the Health and Human Services Data Center, into one statewide center. CIO J. Clark Kelso said IT officials are awaiting June recommendations from the governor's performance review board before pushing ahead on the planned consolidation of the two centers.

Statewide payroll system'California is taking the first step toward developing a series of enterprise applications by replacing its legacy payroll system. The request for proposals should be out in the next few months, Kelso said.

Child support system'California's child support system had been 'an area where we failed badly,' Kelso said. But state officials hope to correct this failure with an eight-year, $801 million contract awarded to IBM Corp. The company will be responsible for system architecture and operations, infrastructure, help desk and overall project management. Accenture Ltd. and American Management Systems Inc. of Fairfax, Va., are subcontractors.

E-government'The performance review board is going to deliver recommendations on the steps California should take to expand its use of Web applications. Kelso said California is looking at ways to transform government so that access becomes the normal way for citizens to do business with the state government.

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