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Dennis Noone

Executive Editor, Industry Insider

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.

In the first quarter of 2023, the State Water Resources Control Board spent roughly $18,844,546 on IT services.
The positions are with the Mental Health Services Oversight and Accountability Commission and the Governor’s Office of Planning and Research.
“Our goal is to facilitate meaningful discussions between L.A. County IT leaders and industry partners to help both sides work together and deliver results,” said Mike Driessen, vice president of Subscription Services for Industry Insider parent e.Republic.
Two chief information officers and a program manager from the University of California teamed up on a podcast to discuss the three-day UC Tech 2023 conference set for July.
“In this role, I’m going to be focusing on working with state departments and agencies and bringing technology solutions to their business problems,” Andrew Hinkle told Industry Insider — California.
Responsibilities of the position include overseeing all phases of the application development life cycle; developing and implementing programming activities; and developing metrics to measure the success of technological projects and processes.
The Financial Information System for California is planning a Vendor Day for May 31. Interested tech vendors must first answer a series of questions in order to be invited to participate.
Candidates for the role in the California Department of Technology should have knowledge of data networking routing, switching, firewalls, load balancing, intrusion detection systems and intrusion prevention systems.
The veteran technologist will lead Tracy’s Innovation and Technology Department, as well as its smart city initiatives.
“Finding Jim Jennings was like finding a diamond in the rough,” said Jim Van Voorhis, Datadog’s regional director of state, local and education sales.
The Employment Development Department is recruiting specialists to work on the enterprise-level project, which aims to modernize and streamline its benefit systems.
“We brought Vaishali on board because she has a reputation of being the best in the industry,” said Joe Gaitley, Cribl’s senior director of sales for the western U.S. and Canada. “She has a track record of successfully building SLED territories by focusing on delivering value for her customers.”
The California Department of Transportation is seeking a senior application lead, and the Employment Development Department is seeking a lead data architect.
“We are excited to bring back this academy for its sixth year and meet the needs of our evolving public-sector workforce by offering most of it remotely,” said Crystal Holcomb, deputy director of the Office of Professional Development.
The Franchise Tax Board, the California Public Employees’ Retirement System and Covered California have key IT positions to fill.
The state’s fire department is updating its strategic plan for next year, due to be rolled out in summer 2024. The new CIO, who will also serve as assistant deputy director for technology, is key to that effort.
The department’s five largest purchases of IT goods during the first quarter of the year totaled just under $8 million and included license renewals, software solutions and work stations.
“I’m extremely excited to join the Adobe family and to be back supporting California public agencies again, bringing my 10-plus years of public-sector experience to help them to accelerate their digital transformations via Adobe Sign,” Justin Klise told Industry Insider — California.
Chief Information Officer Ted Ross said he and his 450 IT staffers rely on the private sector to help them innovate and find new ways to use technology internally as well as to serve the public. Ross gave this and other insights during a recent video briefing with e.Republic.
The entities are seeking candidates with experience in cloud, enterprise architecture, policy and leadership.
“Justin is a driven sales leader known for developing go-to-market plans and methodologies,” said Michael Broering, Fortinet’s vice president for public sector, West.
“Leading an amazing team while working for such an innovative and amazing company is the perfect recipe for excitement, growth and success,” Jared Pane told Industry Insider — California.
The state courts entity seeks qualified vendors with expertise in information security, cybersecurity, IT and security governance, risk management, compliance and reporting, and program management.
The other roles that departments are seeking to fill include product lead, specialist and developer.
Both positions call for the ability to manage a team and to demonstrate a variety of technical and professional skills.
“We remain committed to ensuring the safety and security of our systems, and we are already emerging from this stronger and more resilient than before,” says CIO Tony Batalla.
“It’s fitting that this digital supply chain solution originates in California, the technology capital of the world,” said Danny Wan, executive director of the Port of Oakland.
Recruitments are underway at the state departments of Motor Vehicles and Health Care Services, the California Public Utilities Commission and the California State Lottery.
“I enjoy building and inspiring teams, shaping organizational culture, and driving meaningful change at a strategic level,” Darin Arcolino told Industry Insider — California.
“The CTO aligns services responsible for computer operations and production, service desk, desktop support, voice and data networks, data center systems, and server support,” the job posting says.