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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 Apprenticeship Innovation Funding program from the California Department of Industrial Relations and its Division of Apprenticeship Standards is designed to “fund and scale registered apprenticeship programs in new sectors” and is expected to receive millions in funding this fiscal year.
Members of the California state Assembly Committee on Privacy and Consumer Protection will hold a hearing Tuesday to consider proposed laws on IT, cybersecurity and privacy, which would have implications for residents’ personal identifiable information and for the security of state systems.
The California Victim Compensation Board is seeking about $1.6 million and eight staff positions over the next two fiscal years to help in meeting capabilities set out in Cal-Secure, the state’s multiyear cybersecurity road map.
The University of California, Davis has released a request for information to look at possibly updating a solution in its Financial Aid and Scholarships Department.
The IT leader at this unique state entity talked to Industry Insider — California about ongoing technology work, enterprise-level topics that are likely central for many technology executives, and the budgetary process.
In a new request for information, the California Department of Health Care Services wants to learn more about potentially updating processes around data and reporting.
Proposed legislation this session would further refine state laws on privacy and personal information, on emergency response and on body-worn cameras. That is, if it passes.
In a new request for qualifications, the California Department of Transportation is looking for construction manager/general contractor services for middle-mile broadband design and construction across nine counties.
In two budget change proposals released following the debut of Gov. Gavin Newsom’s budget proposal, the Labor and Workforce Development Agency and Agricultural Labor Relations Board look to improve infrastructure and security.
The California Department of Transportation wrapped several key IT projects in 2022 and is underway on other crucial tech initiatives.
The California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services has released a request for information on potentially expanding and strengthening a network of seismic stations around the state.
The California Department of Public Health’s five largest transactions for IT goods during the year’s first two months topped $2.5 million combined, and included security-related offerings.
A new budget change proposal from the California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control seeks funding and positions in areas that include technology to, generally, support programs that are “actively evolving” due to changes such as ongoing modernization and remote work.
In a request for information, the California Department of Health Care Services wants to hear from vendors as it contemplates hiring a third-party administrator to scale up “evidence-based and community-defined evidence practices,” and report outcomes and performance trends via statewide performance dashboards, among other activities.
Transparency, flexibility and mutual trust are key but typically, adjusting to hybrid work is not a one-size-fits-all venture, panelists said at the recent California Public Sector CIO Academy.
The “joint-build” agreement is the first of its kind in the state and enables partners to utilize streamlined permitting. Lower construction costs are another likely benefit.
The California Public Utilities Commission has released a request for offer that could potentially modernize significant aspects of its human capital management processes.
The former chief web officer at the California Department of Technology had concurrently been acting deputy CTIO since June. His first day as deputy CTIO was Feb. 13; he’ll work with state CTIO Jonathan Porat, who was appointed in December.
The California Department of Industrial Relations has issued a request for information around a possible redesign of its website.
The California Department of Motor Vehicles’ five largest transactions for IT goods during the year’s first quarter landed in the mid-seven figures combined.
The California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services’ five largest transactions for IT services in January together landed in the low eight figures combined.
Two budget change proposals from the California Department of Aging would enable it to add staff and continue technology updates.
The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power wants to educate itself on “Information Systems and Technology Consulting Services,” in a request for information released Jan. 26.
The California Department of Technology made more than 30 purchases of IT goods last month and spent in the mid-seven figures on its five top buys, which included several renewals.
Gov. Gavin Newsom has named private-sector technology executive Nolwenn Godard as director at the state Office of Data and Innovation.
Among their aims, two budget change proposals from the California Department of Public Health would, in part, fund a continued response to COVID-19, technology, innovation and strategy.
The Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta Conservancy, an agency under the umbrella of the California Natural Resources Agency, wants to obtain information on a “Time-Tracking System.”
The California Department of General Services is hoping to proceed with a “Procurement Division E-Marketplace Implementation” and an “Enterprise Technology Solutions Information Technology Workload Adjustment,” as two budget change proposals show.
The California State Board of Equalization has released a request for information on a new Board Roll System.
State lawmakers introduced legislation this month that would inhibit the use of social media on state-owned or -issued devices, would stand up a weather threat intelligence center, and would enhance mapping of broadband service if passed.