Honolulu, Hawaii


RE: GOV. MSG. NO. 581




Honorable Ronald D. Kouchi

President of the Senate

Thirtieth State Legislature

Regular Session of 2019

State of Hawaii




Your Committee on Technology, to which was referred Governor's Message No. 581, submitting for study and consideration the nomination of:


Chief Information Officer of the Department of Accounting and General Services


G.M. No. 581


for a term to expire at noon on 12-05-2022,


begs leave to report as follows:


Your Committee reviewed the personal history, resume, and statement submitted by Douglas G. Murdock for service as the Chief Information Officer.


Your Committee received testimony in support of the nomination for the appointment of Douglas G. Murdock from the Governor, Department of Accounting and General Services, Department of Agriculture, Department of Health, Department of Human Resources Development, Department of Labor and Industrial Relations, Department of Transportation, Department of Hawaiian Home Lands, Office of Enterprise Technology Services, Transform Hawaii Government, and fourteen individuals.


Upon review of the testimony, your Committee finds that Mr. Murdock's legal, business, and government experience, desire to contribute to the community, and previous leadership experience qualify him for appointment as the Chief Information Officer. Mr. Murdock currently serves as the Chief Technology Officer of the Department of Human Services. Your Committee notes that Mr. Murdock has previously served, among other positions, as the Comptroller, System Analyst Lead of the Payroll Modernization Project under the Department of Accounting and General Services, member of the Hawaii Procurement Policy Board, and Vice President of Administrative and Fiscal Affairs of the Hawaii Tourism Authority. Additionally, Mr. Murdock served over twenty-five years in the United States Air Force. Mr. Murdock has provided advice to high-ranking government officials and business leaders on procurement, ethics, regulatory compliance, strategic planning, information technology, and business operations.


Testifiers commented that Mr. Murdock is collaborative, knowledgeable, dedicated, well-qualified, and well-credentialed. Your Committee finds that Mr. Murdock brings to the Department extensive leadership experience with state and federal government and the private sector that will assist the State in reaching its goals of enterprise-wide information technology advancements and modernization.


As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Technology that is attached to this report, your Committee, after full consideration of the background, experience, and qualifications of the nominee, has found the nominee to be qualified for the position to which nominated and recommends that the Senate advise and consent to the nomination.


Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Technology,