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Theo Douglas

Theo Douglas is assistant managing editor at Industry Insider — California and a former staff writer for Government Technology.

The California Department of General Services’ Office of Business and Acquisition Services and the Office of State Publishing have released a request for information about a physical document management software system that would be a turnkey solution.
The California Department of Health Care Services has made significant progress toward transforming Medi-Cal and is looking to bring additional resources to its Managed Care Capitation Payment System.
With less than a week remaining to introduce new bills, state lawmakers continue to release proposed legislation scrutinizing artificial intelligence.
State and local technology leaders discuss their organizations’ work and offer best practices for migrating to the cloud.
A new report from the Legislative Analyst’s Office scrutinizes “Key Fiscal and Policy Issues Facing California,” including how the state can advance technological innovation while addressing disparities.
Gov. Gavin Newsom’s proposed state budget for the 2024-2025 fiscal year would fund several technology initiatives and deliver an overall increase to the California Department of Transportation.
The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power wants to hear from IT vendors as it contemplates bringing technology to the assistance of meter readers.
Facing a looming deadline to introduce proposed laws, state Assembly members and senators continue to release legislation that could impact IT companies and governments alike.
Two solicitations in generative artificial intelligence focus on improving the process of health-care facility inspections and expanding access to health and social services information for residents who speak limited English.
The California Department of Real Estate is using existing resources to achieve its Portal Modernization Project and a single identity for external users, but it may receive funding in the proposed state budget for workload costs and IT equipment needs.
In a request for information released Thursday, the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation contemplates a new cloud-based solution that would replace an existing system and integrate disparate processes.
Gov. Gavin Newsom’s proposed $291.5 billion state budget for the 2024-2025 fiscal year brings a small cut to the California Department of Social Services but would also fund several technology projects in various stages.
The California departments of Technology and Transportation have called for responses from vendors to a pre-solicitation for a data governance solution. An actual procurement, if one comes, isn’t expected until late summer.
The Legislature is considering bills setting requirements around procurement contracts with Internet service providers, the use of facial recognition technology and electronic signatures, among others.
The Los Angeles Department of Water & Power, the California Department of Fish and Wildlife, and the city-county of San Francisco are among the state and local entities in the early stages of technology projects.
The California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services indicates it intends to seek proposals from bidders capable of providing it with a mobile dispatch system.
Three departments have collaborated on a third opportunity for vendors, seeking ideas for bringing generative artificial intelligence to bear on issues at a state tax entity.
Gov. Gavin Newsom’s 2024-2025 fiscal year state budget would decrease the Department of Motor Vehicles’ budget overall but provide more than $18 million for three areas of technology work.
The Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority, the consolidated city-county of San Francisco and the Port of Oakland are among the local entities in the early stages of technology projects.
Gov. Gavin Newsom’s proposed 2024-2025 fiscal year state budget would slash the amount of money the California Department of Technology receives from the state General Fund but offers hope for three vital areas of tech spend.
As public-sector technologists contemplate how best to use generative artificial intelligence and confront an estimated $68 billion state deficit, lawmakers have released several bills that would create infrastructure, plans and standards for the use of AI.
Three state departments are collaborating on the release of two opportunities for vendors, which seek ideas in applying generative artificial intelligence to solve challenges in the transportation network.
The California Department of Food and Agriculture wants to hear from IT companies to better inform any future procurement.
The city of San Diego and the Santa Clara Valley Water District are among the local entities in the early stages of technology projects.
The exact timing isn’t set, but the California Department of General Services expects to release five Request for Innovative Ideas (RFI2) opportunities this month that would focus on needs at three state entities.
Chock-a-block with procurements, IT executives joining and leaving state and local government, and everyone greatly abuzz about artificial intelligence, 2023 was a year to remember in California gov tech. These were its most significant issues.
Industry Insider — California’s One-on-One interview series with a spectrum of state and local IT leaders has been publishing nearly every week since June 2020. These are the five most-read conversations of 2023.
The California Department of Technology’s five largest transactions for IT goods in November topped $5 million and included products related to modernization and security.
Several state entities are already underway on technology modernizations and could seek additional funding during the 2024-2025 fiscal year budget cycle starting next month, as officials confront California’s estimated $68 billion budget deficit.
In “Getting Started with Digital ID: A Look Inside California’s Mobile Driver’s License Program,” a recent webinar, public- and private-sector leaders talked about what’s next for mDL.