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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 Hospitals is in procurement for an Electronic Health Record system and is working to release a Jail-Based Competency Treatment application for patients deemed incompetent to stand trial.
The California State Teachers’ Retirement System has released a request for offer seeking IT-related assistance as it implements a new pension administration system.
The department’s Geologic Energy Management Division is looking to enhance its drone-related responses to incidents within its oversight, including spills and emergencies.
The 2023-2024 fiscal year budget for the nation’s largest county is being finalized, with recommended funding for IT hardware and software, Internet access and training as well as data and cybersecurity projects.
Yolo County, the University of California at Los Angeles and the city of Whittier are among the local entities in the early stages of technology projects.
The state Employment Development Department has issued a request for information as it explores how to better deliver “efficient workforce insurance programs and services.”
The California Department of Technology’s five largest transactions for IT goods in August topped $7 million and included a cloud subscription, storage arrays and a licensing pact.
Funding for a geographic information officer is part of the millions in IT and innovation monies the Office of the Secretary for Environmental Protection received in its portion of the annual state budget. The office heads up the California Environmental Protection Agency.
Proposed laws that would create a six-city pilot of automated speed cameras and require the state technology department to inventory “high-risk automated decision systems” are among those passed by lawmakers and headed to the governor’s desk.
Continuing its quest to improve high-speed Internet statewide, the California Department of Transportation has issued a request for qualifications calling on companies to assist it in aspects of broadband telecommunications design and development.
The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California, El Dorado County and Fresno Unified School District are in the early stages of technology projects.
Officials from the California Department of Housing and Community Development and the cities of Fairfield and San Jose revealed how they are expanding and refining their use of data at the Bay Area Digital Government Summit.
The California Department of Developmental Services is requesting input into the design and evaluation of a technology pilot program, to test whether remote services and support could help residents “lead more independent lives.”
The city of Los Angeles’ adopted budget for the 2023-2024 fiscal year commits millions of dollars to tech projects that would improve radio and 311 systems and integrate data on homelessness to aid in analysis.
Government entities in the early stages of technology projects include the California Department of Transportation, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department and the Los Angeles Unified School District.
In its portion of California’s $310.8 billion state budget for FY 2023-2024, the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services received the more than $150 million it sought to improve cybersecurity and 911 capabilities.
The Office of Problem Gambling, which is under the California Department of Public Health, is in the early stages of a data management system replacement project.
Government entities in the early stages of technology projects include the state General Services and Social Services departments, the city of Fresno and the consolidated city-county of San Francisco.
The California Department of Technology has released a request for information from companies that can provide it with a tool to assist its Office of Statewide Project Delivery in estimating and budgeting tech projects.
The California Department of State Hospitals wants to hear from vendors capable of providing it with the ability to have a significant level of business continuity and disaster recovery services via mobile command centers and support.
California Correctional Health Care Services, the California Department of Human Resources and the State Compensation Insurance Fund are all looking for candidates in IT.
The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation’s portion of California’s $310.8 billion budget includes millions for new IT systems in medical billing claims and electronically stored information management, the migration of an existing system and other technology work.
The California Department of Child Support Services’ five largest transactions for IT goods during the year’s first six months topped $10 million and included laptops, computers and databases.
Government entities in the early stages of technology projects include the Los Angeles County Aging and Disabilities Department, the San Diego County District Attorney’s office and the consolidated city-county of San Francisco.
The California Highway Patrol asked for and received in the state budget funding to continue existing privacy, risk management and cybersecurity initiatives, and to roll out body-worn cameras statewide.
The California Department of Technology is continuing its recruitment for the key, longstanding executive staff position.
The entities in recruitment include the California Department of Motor Vehicles, the Governor’s Office of Planning and Research and the California State Lottery.
Returned from their summer recess, legislators have less than a month to pass or hold proposed legislation concerning the California Interagency AI Working Group, cybersecurity and data from law enforcement body-worn cameras.
The California Department of Education’s five largest transactions for IT goods during the year’s first six months included data tracking, switches and search and analytics.
First 5 California, a tax-funded commission, seeks IT technical and support services from a certified small business, in order to meet its state mandates and objectives.