Chief information officers from four Southern California communities offered their experiences rolling out smart city efforts. While some offered an optimistic view, others tempered their comments with caution.
There is a certain level of hype that comes with each new technology, and it was no different with ill-defined cloud computing. Government agencies immediately latched onto the idea that it could solve their woes and help to catch them up to everyone else. They were wrong.
Government has long been the butt of jokes about the processes and systems on which it relies. Whether it's filing relatively simple forms or more complicated operations, the stereotype of being slow has stuck, leaving those tasked with improving things facing an uphill battle. During the California Technology Forum on Tuesday, officials with two of the state’s largest agencies and industry discussed what is required to move beyond simply offering services and into meeting customers where they
During the California Public Sector CIO Academy Awards ceremony held March 2, more than 30 individuals were recognized for their contributions to state government — and three leaders were given top commendations for their efforts.
When asked what constitutes a success in the state IT governance space, California State CIO Amy Tong said the ultimate goal is establishing a structure that functions well regardless of who is at the California Department of Technology's helm.
During a Wednesday morning press conference, officials with the Sacramento Police Department demonstrated the various capabilities of the Real-Time Crime Center, which include the ability to pipe in and monitor a variety of digital assets.
After a several months behind the wheel of Facebook’s latest product offering, now called Workplace by Facebook, the first state government to pilot the tool is seeing big potential for social networking-themed tools in the public sector.
State and local governments are taking a variety of approaches to how they regulate police body camera footage. While some aim for protecting the rights of citizens, others want to limit access altogether.
With more organizations trying to mitigate the negative impacts of worker's use of social media on daily productivity, researchers are moving to better understand all of the effects — positive and negative.
The term 'collaboration' gets thrown around a lot in the tech space, but as California officials on the heels of a massive public safety initiative contend, it's the best way of doing IT in government.