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As part of Industry Insider — California’s ongoing efforts to educate readers on state agencies, their IT plans and initiatives, here’s the latest in our periodic series of interviews with departmental IT leaders.
Insider: Latest Opportunities
The tax board is seeking an information security risk officer, and the California State Lottery is seeking a chief enterprise architect.
The department’s five largest purchases of IT goods during the first half of 2023 totaled about $10.6 million and included license agreements and other items.
Recruitments are underway by the Office of Technology and Solutions Integration, the Financial Information System for California, and the Department of Health Care Services.
The department’s Geologic Energy Management Division is looking to enhance its drone-related responses to incidents within its oversight, including spills and emergencies.
San Bernardino County joins San Diego, Riverside, Orange and Los Angeles counties in using the devices. The cities of Corona, Chino, Indio, Palm Springs, Rialto, San Bernardino and Fontana began using them in 2016, followed by Riverside in 2017.
The department is also seeking a data scientist to gather analytics and provide technical guidance for the design, development, test, implementation and maintenance of enterprise-wide business intelligence initiatives.
The 2023-2024 fiscal year budget for the nation’s largest county is being finalized, with recommended funding for IT hardware and software, Internet access and training as well as data and cybersecurity projects.
The longtime tech executive, with a deep background in California and Texas, among other states, will advise and guide clients in state and local government and education, as well as health care.
Recruitments are being conducted by the Employment Development Department, the California Department of Technology, the California Highway Patrol, the Department of Child Support Services and the California Public Employees’ Retirement System.
Yolo County, the University of California at Los Angeles and the city of Whittier are among the local entities in the early stages of technology projects.