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The California State Board of Equalization has released a request for information on a new Board Roll System.
For state government, the dominant issues this year include adapting to a changing workforce, maintaining cybersecurity defenses, and ensuring that technology doesn’t overshadow the importance of people.
Industry Insider — California is pleased to welcome Cradlepoint to the Industry Insider family. The company, based in Boise, Idaho, is a pioneer in Wireless WAN, offering advanced 4G and 5G routers and adapters — controlled through Cradlepoint NetCloud. Organizations rely on Cradlepoint and its Cellular Intelligence to build a reliable, secure network for fixed and temporary sites, vehicles, Internet of Things devices, and remote employees. Cradlepoint is a subsidiary of Ericsson’s Business Area Enterprise Wireless Solutions division. It has offices in Asia Pacific, Canada, Europe, India and Latin America. For more information, visit www.cradlepoint.com or contact Juan La O.
The leadership roles are in the Department of Parks and Recreation, the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services, the California Department of Public Health and the California Department of Technology.
As part of Industry Insider — California’s ongoing efforts to educate readers on state agencies, their IT plans and initiatives, here’s the latest in our periodic series of interviews with departmental IT leaders.
Vacaville chose three vendors to provide software intended to increase transparency and streamline engagement. The decision follows recommendations in an audit.
Industry Insider — California is pleased to welcome Quorum Technologies to the Industry Insider family. Chico-based Quorum Technologies is a customer-focused IT firm that offers a full slate of services designed to resolve modern, complex business challenges. Its specific services include networking, enterprise infrastructure, wireless technologies, virtualization, managed IT, unified communications and telemedicine — as well as mobile apps for iOS, Android, Research in Motion (RIM) and Microsoft. Established in 2003, Quorum assists clients ranging in size from small companies to Fortune 500 firms in developing, deploying and maintaining turnkey IT solutions that are tailored to their business requirements and founded in proven best practices. For more information, visit quorumtech.net or contact Lisa Rowe.
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.
In the last quarter of 2022, this state agency spent $3,167,929 on its five largest purchases of IT goods.
The California State Lottery and the Office of Systems Integration, which is part of the California Health and Human Services Agency, are seeking qualified applicants.
What should a statewide cybersecurity curriculum include? A leader in the effort is asking for guidance and suggestions.
The positions are in recruitment by the Office of Legislative Counsel, the Department of Technology and the Department of Motor Vehicles.
San Jose has released a request for information on citywide high-speed Internet with goals including private-sector financing, affordability and the leveraging of its physical assets to boost adoption and speed.
An intrusion into the computer systems of the Los Angeles Unified School District likely exposed confidential information, including Social Security numbers, of more than 500 people who worked for district contractors.
Gov. Gavin Newsom’s proposed 2023-2024 Fiscal Year budget has less money in it than last year for the California Department of Motor Vehicles, but the department is seeking funding via a budget change proposal to relocate a field office and is in the early stages of a system replacement.
The goal of any proposed solution is to provide prospective applicants and staff an easier and more user-friendly way of obtaining the information they may need.
Ed Miranda, chief information officer for the Bay Area city of Newark, has succeeded Roseville CIO Hong Sae.
The state department purchased computer equipment, accessories and software dealing with system management and other functions.
The Association of Bay Area Governments, which encompasses local governments and nine counties in the San Francisco Bay Area, has released a request for qualifications for a “Data Aggregation and Reporting Tool” on behalf of the Bay Area Regional Energy Network.
The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection has transformed its Information Technology Services unit to include IT practice, telecommunications, and research, development and innovation. The department onboarded its first-ever Deputy Director of Technology Scott Gregory in 2020, is working to change the user experience for staff and members of the public, and has made strides on tech projects involving fire detection and prediction.
The yearly GovTech100 list produced by Government Technology magazine features a large number of private-sector tech firms with a notable California presence.
“We are at an exciting juncture as a department, and working on these and other initiatives for a system of this scale is a unique challenge. … Above all, I am happy to come home to this department,” writes Subbarao Mupparaju.
Both positions call for leadership skills and technical and policy expertise as the jurisdictions expand their IT operations.
The thefts have targeted Californians who received their grants in the form of a prepaid debit card distributed by a contractor for the state Franchise Tax Board.
Officials want to learn more about potentially standing up a secure solution capable of being used in the field and working well with existing infrastructure.
The amount that the department spent on its five largest purchases of IT goods during the fourth quarter of 2022 was more than twice what it spent in the previous quarter.
The ask comes in the form of a budget change proposal and offers alternatives to the complete funding sought.
Continued focus on cybersecurity, digital transformation and cloud technology — and, ideally, expanded opportunities for smaller businesses — are on the horizon for California gov tech this year, these industry experts say.
The positions are in the California Department of Education, the California State Lottery and the California Department of Transportation.
In a request for information, the state office wants to hear from vendors that can assist it in moving a portion of its work from manual to automated and online.