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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.

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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.