See Andy Updegrove's report: "Romney Appoints New CIO, Emphasizes Commitment to ODF". Andy includes the full text of the press release.
I want to highlight two sections that Andy did as well. The first is the second paragraph, with highlighting by me:
Gutierrez will be responsible for overseeing the final stages of implementation of the state's new Open Document format proposal, to go into effect in January 2007.
This is a very strong commitment to a continuing process and demonstrates how they are keeping to the policy that went into effect last September.
The second bit I want to extract is (again, with my highlighting):
"The Virtual Gateway is an example of how state government computing can be transformed through the application of open standards that interoperate with many kinds of technology and vendors," said Gutierrez.
I could have just highlighted the whole thing, but this is a very strong point. We're talking about open standards and how they help interoperability. It also emphasizes how the world we live in has multiple vendors and that standards help tie in different kinds of technology. Short, powerful, exciting.
Also see Groklaw, especially the Microsoft material at the end.