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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 at small-town newspapers and major metropolitan dailies including USA Today in Washington, D.C.

The Department of General Services is seeking a data and analytics manager, and the Department of Community Services and Development is recruiting for an information security officer.
The California State Transportation Agency and the Office of Technology and Solutions Integration are seeking candidates.
El Dorado Hills resident Craig Russell will be selling Oracle licensing consulting to state and local government and education agencies in Northern California.
The positions are in the California Department of Parks and Recreation and the Office of Technology and Solutions Integration, which is part of California Health and Human Services.
“I would say the cloud migration was huge,” says Catherine Lanzaro, CIO for the California Department of Child Support Services. “We were working with Microsoft and our partners, and Microsoft Azure gave us new life.”
One of the recruitments by the California Department of Social Services is for a manager; the other three are for data engineer, technical lead and developer/administrator.
State departments focused on health care, technology, transportation and fire management are recruiting for these key positions.
“I joined Appian because I want to help California improve the delivery of crucial services by modernizing legacy systems,” Pingel told Industry Insider — California in an email. “I believe the state wants a platform that can meet them where their data is and the applications they have.”
The California Highway Patrol is seeking candidates for a manager position, while the California Department of State Hospitals is seeking to fill two architect roles — one for servers, the other for applications.
Applications are being accepted by the state Office of Legislative Counsel, the California Department of Aging, and the Cradle-to-Career Data System.
“What I love about public sector is there’s so many little nooks and crannies — state agencies, higher ed, we’ve got school districts, we have ports, we have the court systems, K-12,” Matt Chavez told Industry Insider — California.
“Having worked in government for so many years, it was great to find a company that is investing in this sector and finds value in partnering with government agencies to help them evolve with the changing needs of their residents,” Michelle Hahn told Industry Insider — California.
The chief’s responsibilities include establishing and participating in ETS’ technology strategic planning by managing the business operations of the section.
“My role as an advanced technology account executive is to have deeper conversations with stakeholders within state and local government,” Michael Barlow told Industry Insider — California.
DHCS is recruiting for an executive to oversee its Enterprise Technology Services program and to assume responsibility for departmentwide IT, enterprise project management, information security and strategic innovation efforts.
“The incumbent will also be responsible for developing policy and strategic plans, establishing strategic goals and longer-range planning, and determining new enterprise-wide direction and policy decisions,” the job posting says.
The Governor’s Office of Planning and Research spent $1,860,879 on its five largest buys of IT services in the first half of the year. Two of those top five were with the Governor’s Office itself under interagency agreements.
In addition to the California Department of Technology, state entities dealing with public-sector retirement, justice and taxes are seeking candidates for key positions in technology.
Catherine Lanzaro, CIO of the California Department of Child Support Services, and Jennifer Chan, CIO of the California State Lottery, will discuss their priorities and goals on Nov. 30 in Sacramento.
Those purchases, totaling just over $3 million, went toward software configurations, changes, customization and maintenance; transformation services; and platform access.
The California Privacy Rights Act, which is posted online, addresses restrictions on data gathering, requirements for disclosure to consumers, and details about opting out of the data gathering.
The Office of Technology and Solutions Integration spent that sum on its five largest contracts for IT services in the third quarter of the year. One of those contracts was with another entity within state government.
The chief is responsible for managing a portfolio of projects and will serve as business manager for the 911 Branch. The program has almost $1 billion in contracts related to 911 and 988.
The Employment Development Department is seeking “a highly motivated and qualified” manager, and the Office of the Inspector General is seeking an information security officer.
The California Department of Technology and the Department of General Services will hold the event Dec. 14. Several top IT and procurement executives from state government will speak.
The Financial Information System for California spent $1.4 million on its five largest buys of IT goods in the third quarter of 2023, and it spent just under $5 million on its two purchases of IT services in the same period.
The incumbent is responsible for oversight of systems engineering services in support of identity management, storage, system architecture, systems administration, systems integration and virtualization.
The voluntary program is part of a study to determine whether “the safety impact of allowing the driving test requirement to be fulfilled through alternative methods” is viable.
The purchases in October totaled $4,341,927 and included primarily licenses and subscriptions for cybersecurity, Microsoft Office tools and an open data portal.
The State Treasurer’s Office is seeking to hire a chief information security officer, and the Department of Motor Vehicles needs a senior data analyst for its Digital eXperience Platform.