Tong Appointed GovOps Agency Secretary

On Monday, Governor Gavin Newsom announced his appointment of Office of Digital Innovation Director Amy Tong to serve as the Secretary of the California Government Operations (GovOps) Agency. Tong has served in her most recent role since earlier this year and was the Director of the California Department of Technology from 2016 and 2021. Tong was previously the Chief Deputy Director of the Office of Systems Integration and Agency Chief Information Officer at the California Health and Human Services (CalHHS) Agency. She has additionally served in other technology-related roles with the state.

Tong is anticipated to take over leadership of GovOps upon the departure of current-Secretary Yolanda Richardson who recently announced her resignation to lead the San Francisco Health Plan. Ms. Tong’s appointment requires Senate confirmation.

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