Making Government Transparent, Responsive, and Efficient

Technology is transforming the way our government interacts with the public, while making state agency operations more efficient, transparent, and secure for Hawaii residents. You can read about some of these examples like the implementation of Adobe eSign, the Kaena Point park permitting system and the data center colocation agreement.

The Hawaii State Legislature plays a critical role in expediting this transformation.

During the 2016 Session, for example, the legislature passed SB 2807, SD 2, Relating to Enterprise Technology Services, which gave the state Chief Information Officer authority to ensure that technology investments are cost effective, planned for future growth, and have the operational flexibility to easily adapt to changing needs.

In the 2017 Session, THG is asking for lawmakers’ continued support for these kinds of bills, which will be highlighted in upcoming editions of this bulletin. 

Watch the governor and legislators talk about continuing the momentum.

What is THG?

The Transform Hawaii Government coalition is comprised of stakeholders separate from government formed to support the business and IT transformation of state government.

We support initiatives that

  • Replace old systems and processes
  • Increase efficiencies and effectiveness
  • Improve decision-making ability
  • Increase accountability and transparency
  • Ensure equal access to government for all Hawaii’s people

To fulfill our mission, we will:

THG will keep you informed about the array of transformation initiatives taking place here and around the country. Your THG newsletter will highlight projects and programs adopted in states and cities around the nation to improve the lives of their citizens and workers.

We look forward to working with the members of the Twenty-Ninth Legislature to move our state forward toward greater efficiency, security, and transparency. We also ask you to email your ideas for projects that will help deliver government information and services to your constituents at info@transformhawaiigov.org. Visit our website and like us on Facebook to stay updated.

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