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Tracking the Spend: These 10 Agencies Spent the Most on IT Goods

During the 2022-23 fiscal year, the California Department of Technology led the spending on IT goods among all departments in state government.

The 10 departments in state government that spent the most on IT goods in fiscal year 2022-23 together made purchases totaling almost $1 billion.

In all, the 10 departments spent $913,500,323 during the fiscal year, according to data from the California Department of General Services’ Procurement Division. The state government’s fiscal year runs from July 1 through June 30. Ranked by amount of spend, the 10 departments are:
  • California Department of Technology, $180,398,586
  • California Department of Transportation, $164,791,803
  • Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, $139,338,199
  • Employment Development Department, $100,725,685
  • Department of Motor Vehicles, $71,465,666
  • California Department of Public Health, $70,849,625
  • State Franchise Tax Board, $60,749,830
  • California Highway Patrol, $43,571,684
  • California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, $41,006,611
  • California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services, $40,602,634

The periodic reports of spending on IT goods and services by agencies and departments in state government are compiled by Industry Insider — California as a way of highlighting procurements and trends.
Dennis Noone is Executive Editor of Industry Insider. He is a career journalist, having worked at small-town newspapers and major metropolitan dailies including USA Today in Washington, D.C.