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The California Privacy Protection Agency, meanwhile, is seeking qualified applicants for the role of chief information officer.
Despite the brutal impact of the ongoing regional layoffs, the current staffing reductions are nowhere close to the cataclysm that demolished the region’s tech industry during the dot-com meltdown two decades ago.
Chief Executive Officer Carl Engel said: “Ben’s experience has equipped him with the expertise to secure and manage an extensive project portfolio, including an impressive $5.5 billion worth of digital services projects. ... Ben is certain to expand his success further, and we are very excited for him to join our team.”
Categories where cuts might be made include business and labor, criminal justice, education, health and human services, housing and homelessness, resources and environment and transportation.
“I’m looking forward to building a new North America channel team at and helping expand the adoption of digital wallets and identity proofing with our partners,” Lott told Industry Insider — California.
The California Department of General Services’ Office of Business and Acquisition Services and the Office of State Publishing have released a request for information about a physical document management software system that would be a turnkey solution.
The California Environmental Protection Agency is seeking an agency information security officer, and the Employment Development Department is recruiting for specialty positions.
“Aligning with the governor’s multi-year cybersecurity roadmap, FI$Cal’s Cal-Secure initiative incorporates people, process and technology to employ cutting-edge solutions that will strengthen the department’s cybersecurity defenses,” writes FI$Cal Director Jennifer Maguire.
The CTO will also serve as assistant deputy director of the Lottery’s Information Technology Services Division, with responsibility for managing the policy development, technical implementation, maintenance and support of the Lottery’s IT systems and supporting infrastructure.
From July 1 through Dec. 31, the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection spent $15,642,736 on its five largest buys, which were primarily related to communications.
The legislation would set mandatory AI safety testing requirements before training or market release and would require that an internal fail-safe be included in all AI systems to trigger an immediate shutdown if issues are detected.
Industry Insider — California will observe Presidents Day on Monday and will not be publishing a newsletter. The newsletter will resume Tuesday morning. The staff of Industry Insider wishes our readers a safe and meaningful holiday.
In July 2023, Cisco employed 84,900 workers worldwide, according to an annual report the tech company filed with the SEC. It’s not yet known to what extent the worldwide job cuts would affect Cisco workers in the Bay Area.
The Employment Development Department is seeking a storage, backup and recovery architect, and the California State Lottery is recruiting for a senior mobile application developer.
As part of Industry Insider — California’s ongoing efforts to inform readers about state agencies, their IT plans and initiatives, here’s the latest in our periodic series of interviews with departmental IT leaders.
The Office of Technology and Solutions Integration spent $17,326,946 on its five largest purchases of IT goods in 2023, with the biggest contract going to Taborda Solutions Inc.
“If we don’t fix this, none of our plans, regardless of how good they are, will come to pass because consumers won’t accept EVs without a reliable EV infrastructure,” said Frank Menchaca, president of sustainable mobility solutions at the Society of Automotive Engineers.
When innovation needs a boost, advance market commitments are a tool that not only secures value for taxpayers but also fosters environmental sustainability and economic development.
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.
The California Department of Tax and Fee Administration plans to use generative artificial intelligence to advise its approximately 375 call center agents on state tax code. The AI will then inform what they pass on to California business owners asking for tax guidance.
“Just as with any Internet search, one must validate the sources of AI,” writes senior IT analyst Ben Palacio. “Would you really believe just anything on the Internet? Does the same question apply to AI? (By the way, you should answer no!)”
System analysis, software maintenance and a management system were among last year’s largest contracts for IT services at the State Water Resources Control Board.
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.
The California Department of Transportation, the California Public Utilities Commission and the California Department of General Services are seeking to fill key roles in information security and project management.
The work on the California Statewide Automated Welfare System will be done in two parts. Together, the two contracts represent $786,502,412 over seven years and up to $1,332,008,560 over 11 years for the work.
Salesforce, Snap, Maxar Space and Activision Blizzard are among the high-profile companies that have disclosed plans for job cuts affecting their employees in the Bay Area, according to official filings with the state Employment Development Department.
As part of Industry Insider — California’s ongoing efforts to inform readers about state agencies, their IT plans and initiatives, here’s the latest in our periodic series of interviews with departmental IT leaders.
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.
The five largest buys of IT services by the State Treasurer’s Office in 2023 included $4.8 million for the conversion of a financial system from on-premises to the cloud.