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The California Highway Patrol spent $14,615,388 on its five largest purchases of IT goods in the first quarter of 2023. That is more than the combined corresponding spend in the previous two quarters.
In a new report, the Legislative Analyst’s Office scrutinizes “Nonreporting Entities’ Information Security Compliance” and offers potential options to improve cybersecurity among the agencies, departments, offices and others that aren’t under the direct authority of Gov. Gavin Newsom.
The Los Angeles Unified School District will release a pre-request for proposals next week related to data center patch management services. Interested vendors must register with the district to find out more.
Agencies seeking candidates for these openings include the California Department of Justice, the Department of Community Services and Development, and the Financial Information System for California.
A statewide ban blocking use of facial recognition on body cam footage has expired. Now several assemblymembers say they don’t want a new ban — instead, they’d rather create restrictions to curtail inaccurate arrests.
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.
The California Department of Technology has made more than 70 purchases of IT goods so far this year and spent in the low eight figures on its five top buys, which included government community cloud.
A recent cyber attack on the police department may have compromised data and come earlier than city officials previously thought.
A budget ask from the California Department of Social Services would enable it and partners to continue implementing and supporting the Statewide Automated Welfare System, meant to bring all 58 counties together.
The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation is focused on streamlining and digitizing processes, consolidating its many tech tools, using more cloud services, and finding new ways to bolster security in state prisons.
In a request for information, the California Highway Patrol wants to learn more about computer-aided dispatch solutions now available.
As part of the attack, 10 gigabytes of data in compressed files — a mother lode of IDs, employee forms, passports, home addresses and other sensitive information — were released last month to the dark web, an Internet network where criminal activity is rampant.
The agency information officer works with the chief information officers and IT offices within the agency, which encompasses the Employment Development Department, the Department of Industrial Relations, and the Public Employment Relations Board, among others.
A new post from the Legislative Analyst’s Office examines a variety of budget change proposals in Gov. Gavin Newsom’s proposed 2023-2024 Fiscal Year budget that center on information security.
“Partner with us to develop the state’s Digital Equity Plan and have a say in how future federal dollars are allocated to close the digital divide,” writes Scott Adams, the California Department of Technology’s deputy director of Broadband and Digital Literacy.
The Financial Information System for California seeks someone to assume full responsibility for all of FI$Cal’s sensitive data/systems — automated and manual, physical and logical, on-premises and cloud-deployed.
The Metropolitan Transportation Commission, which handles transportation-related activities for nine San Francisco Bay Area counties, has released a mini request for qualifications as it works to update a key website.
Shelley Ballard, who joined Gartner less than two years ago, serves the California Health and Human Services Agency, which encompasses 12 departments.
The five largest contracts were for services related to project management, subject matter experts in the processing of financial transactions, and consulting and licensing fees.
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.
The manager will oversee the section that is modernizing EDD’s benefit systems, integrating software-as-a-service products into existing applications and systems, and expanding access to online services.
“It’s a critical time where agencies can’t afford to be in a position where they aren’t able to provide continuous access to information and critical services,” Louise Karu said.
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The California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services, the California Highway Patrol, the California Department of Technology and the California Military Department have submitted a budget change proposal seeking millions of dollars and additional staff to guard against cyber threats and incidents.
The Office of Legislative Counsel is seeking a manager whose responsibilities include oversight of the Legislative Data Center. The Department of Health Care Services is seeking a chief of the Contract Services Section.
The Legislative Analyst’s Office, a longtime adviser to state lawmakers, takes a look at IT projects in Gov. Gavin Newsom’s proposed 2023-2024 Fiscal Year budget.
The Judicial Council of California has issued a request for proposals for the shift. Vendors’ questions about the project are due by April 3, and the deadline for proposals is April 25.
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.
Hong Sae, chief information officer for the city of Roseville, brings his track record of success from the public and private sectors to bear on his work for Placer County’s most populous city.
“One of the key lessons of this success story is the importance of gaining executive buy-in from the start … and L.A. County Internal Services is proof of that,” says Mike Daniels, UiPath’s senior vice president for public sector.