CTS is one of the newest agencies in Washington state government. The Legislature changed how information technology is planned, developed, implemented, funded and maintained in Washington State government through the passage of ESSB 5931 in June, 2011. ESSB 5931 defines how information technology will be administered with emphasis on consolidation, efficiencies and using the private sector where it makes sense.
CTS Vision, Mission, Goals, Values and Principles
CTS Organizational Chart
CTS operates the current state data center located in OB2, and offers additional IT services:
- Mainframe computing
- Network operations and telecommunication
- Shared Email
- IT security
About Rob St. John
Rob is a 25-year veteran of Washington state government, spending the last 15 managing various aspects of information technology.
He joined the Department of Social and Health Services in 1985, first in a direct client services role. He worked his way up, later becoming a systems administrator and then leading the development of the state’s WorkFirst case management and child care eligibility systems.
In 2007, DSHS named Rob as its chief information officer where he worked until joining the newly formed Office of the Chief Information Officer as its deputy.
Rob was appointed Director of CTS in April 2012 by Governor Gregoire, and reappointed by Governor Inslee in May 2013.
Rob grew up in eastern Washington and earned his Bachelor of Science degree from Eastern Washington University.
Executive Management Team
CTS Service Desk: 24 hours a day/7 days a week
(888) 241-7597 (toll-free)
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