State Controller John Chiang’s Office (SCO), working with the Governor’s Office, has assembled a task force to build recommendations on information technology procurement, SCO spokesperson Jacob Roper confirmed today.

Members of the Task Force on Reengineering IT Procurement for Success include some high-profile technology executives such as former California State CIO Teri Takai, Silicon Valley Leadership Group President and CEO Carl Guardino and former Oregon CIO and NASCIO President Dugan Petty, among others.  The Chair of the Task Force is Rosio Alvarez, the CIO of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.

From the SCO, the list of task force members are:

Rosio Alvarez, Ph.D.
Chief Information Officer, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Previous Professional Achievements:
Senior Information Technology Advisor, Secretary of Energy
Associate Chancellor for IT, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Assistant Professor, University of Massachusetts Boston

Carl Guardino, President & CEO, Silicon Valley Leadership Group
Previous Professional Achievements:
California Transportation Commission Appointee, Governors’ Schwarzenegger & Brown
Executive, Hewlett-Packard

Clay Johnson
Presidential Innovation Fellow, Office of Innovation & Technology, White House
Director, Sunlight Labs, Sunlight Foundation
Author, Entrepreneur
Previous Professional Achievements:
Founder, Big Window Labs
Co-Founder, Blue State Digital

David Kraus, J.D., MSPH
Chief Contracting Officer, UC San Diego Medical Center
Adjunct Professor, Health Law, UC San Diego Master’s in Advanced Studies
Previous Professional Achievements:
Adjunct Professor USD School of Law & SDSU School of Public Health
Strategy & Contracting Consultant, Arthur Young, Inc.
Strategic Planning & Marketing, UCLA Medical Center

Jon Manis
Senior Vice President & Chief Information Officer, Information Services, Sutter Health
Previous Professional Achievements:
SVP/ CIO, Provena Health
VP, Information Services, Advocate Health
VP/ CTO, Sterling Health
Major, Tactical Fire Support Coordination Officer, U.S. Marine Corps
Assistant Head, Information & Technical Systems, Bureau of Navy Medicine, The Pentagon
Captain, Artillery Officer, U.S. Marine Corps

Richard Pennington, CPPO, C.P.M., J.D., LL.M.
Managing Member, SCOPEVision LLC
Previous Professional Achievements:
Of Counsel, Denver Government Contracts Practice Group of McKenna Long & Aldridge, LLP
Director, Division of Finance and Procurement, Colorado Department of Personnel & Administration
Assistant Attorney General, Colorado
Colonel, Air Force
Judge Advocate, Specializing in Federal Procurement Law
Director, National Association of State Procurement Officers

Dugan Petty, Retired
Previous Professional Achievements:
Chief Information Officer, Oregon
President, National Association of State Chief Information Officers
President, National Association of State Procurement Officers
Deputy Administrator, State Services Division, Oregon
Purchasing Manager, Oregon
Chief Procurement Officer, Alaska
Director, General Services, Alaska

Ralph Shoemaker, Consultant
Previous Professional Achievements:
Executive Director, Child Support Automation Project, California
Assistant Executive Officer, Franchise Tax Board, California

Teri Takai, Chief Information Officer, Department of Defense
Previous Professional Achievements:
Chief Information Officer, California
Director, Department of Information Technology, Michigan