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Dennis Noone

Dennis Noone is Executive Editor of Industry Insider. He is a career journalist, having worked as a reporter and editor at small-town newspapers and major metropolitan dailies in California, Nevada, Texas and Virginia, including as an editor with USA Today in Washington, D.C. He lives in Northern California.

Procurement leaders advise that before seeking to do business with state government, read the fine print of solicitations, understand the different types of contract vehicles, and take every opportunity to ask questions.
Available positions include data services and platform lead, IT administrator, principal data architect and senior data warehouse specialist.
The Bay Area resident, an eighth-generation Californian, has deep background in the gov tech sector.
The California Public Utilities Commission and the Franchise Tax Board have opened recruitments for these key IT positions.
Andrew Hinkle, a longtime state government executive, has joined a company that specializes in security solutions. He’ll be client executive, serving West Coast state/local/education with an emphasis on California.
The Sacramento-based company’s two new hires have deep backgrounds in the private and public sectors.
The recruitments are being conducted by the California Department of Social Services, the Employment Development Department and the California Energy Commission.
The Los Angeles-based professional will be leading the holistic marketing strategy and campaign execution in collaboration with others in Slalom’s local markets.
“She will focus on continuing to offer customers market-leading solutions which will help them in the fight against fraud and ensure that public funds go to the rightful recipients,” the company told Industry Insider — California.
The Department of Rehabilitation and the California Public Utilities Commission are conducting searches for candidates for these key executive roles.
“I’m very excited to bring my knowledge of Microsoft cloud products and the state of California IT landscape to the AvePoint team to grow our footprint here in California,” he told Industry Insider California.
The department is recruiting for a security specialist and a solutions architect.
The State Treasurer’s Office and the Employment Development Department seek candidates with management skills and technological expertise.
“I am grateful for this opportunity to work with such a leading consulting firm as Gartner, and excited to support their continued growth and my ongoing professional development,” he told Industry Insider — California.
The tech veteran, who has more than 25 years’ experience in sales and management, will serve large city and county governments in Southern California, as well as the states of Nevada and Hawaii.
Units of state government are recruiting for a cloud solutions architect and a cloud infrastructure administrator.
The state’s information security road map, Cal-Secure, will be a key focus of Thursday’s gathering in Sacramento.
The two have deep backgrounds in technology — one in the private sector and the other in California state government.
The agency’s open house will include specific information about opportunities in the department's Enterprise Information Services for those with a background in technology. The daylong event will be held later this month.
The California Air Resources Board spent just over $6 million in the first half of the year for IT services.
One position is in the Modernization Project Management Office, and the other is for an assistant division chief who’ll also oversee the Customer Information Services Section and the Communication Programs Division Help Desk.
“The CIO organizes, directs, and evaluates the activities of IT staff and contractors,” the job posting says. “A key focus is supporting the agency in achieving strategic and tactical outcomes through the interactions between architecture, projects, vendors, and state teams.”
The Department of Toxic Substances Control’s new technology executive has worked in a series of increasingly responsible roles in state government before his appointment this month to his CTO role.
The longtime executive has a background in sales, technology and entrepreneurship. He’s also active in youth sports, education and other civic activities.
This state department spent about half as much on its five largest purchases of IT services in the first half of this year as it did in the corresponding period of 2021.
The veteran tech leader, who has professional roots in Minnesota, brings a deep background as an innovator and advocate in education technology.
Health care and purchasing and procurement are the focuses of the departments seeking to fill vacancies.
One department in state government spent a little over $4.3 million in the first half of the year on its five largest buys of IT goods.
The California Employment Development Department, the Department of Health Care Services and the California Earthquake Authority are among the agencies with active recruitments.
A survey of California public-sector technologists last week revealed the answer to that question — and more.