Sonny Bhagowalia

Elections, retirements bring in new state CIOs in 2015

by • 6 years ago

In a tumultuous year for state information technology, more than 20 states welcomed new CIOs due to changes from elections, retirements or resignations.

Hawaii governor appoints new CIO

by • 7 years ago

After nearly a year with an interim CIO, Hawaii Gov. David Ige appointed Todd Nacapuy the Aloha State's new chief information officer.

Hawaii's Bhagowalia returns to federal government

by • 7 years ago

Bhagowalia, who served as the first chief information officer in Hawaii’s history and led a radical and successful modernization project of the state’s information technology systems, will begin today as the chief information officer at the federal government’s Treasury Department.

Hawaii's Bhagowalia named 'Government Innovator of the Year'

by • 7 years ago

Sonny Bhagowalia, Hawaii’s chief advisor for technology and cyber security to Gov. Neil Abercrombie, was named the “Government Innovator of the Year” by the Government Technology Research Alliance.

Aloha legislators: Hawaii launches app to connect with lawmakers

by • 8 years ago

The State of Hawaii has launched new online applications to assist members of the public in identifying their legislative representatives and connecting live to each legislator’s website.

Hawaii health exchange becomes political battleground

by • 8 years ago

According to, Hawaii’s Republican party recently turned down a request from the state’s health insurance exchange to use party leadership and legislators to recruit residents for the exchange.

Hawaii CIO: bugs still in insurance exchange

by • 8 years ago

Sonny Bhagowalia, Hawaii’s chief information officer, said the state’s health insurance exchange as part of the Affordable Care Act still has bugs and he is concerned about the security.

Hawaii officially releases RFP for ERP system

by • 8 years ago

As expected, Hawaii issued a request for proposal on Wednesday for an enterprise resource planning system that will integrate the state’s financial and human resources management systems.

Honolulu Star-Advertiser: Invest in state's computer systems

by • 9 years ago

The high-tech expert hired by Gov. Neil Abercrombie to upgrade the state's aging computer and technology systems received a national award for extraordinary achievement last month, so Hawaii's "F" in a national rating of how states provide online access illustrates the complexity of the problem.