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California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation

The department’s five largest transactions in this area reached the mid-seven figures.
The department’s share of California’s $308 billion 2022-2023 Fiscal Year state budget should fund improvements to existing technology initiatives as well as new IT work.
The agency’s open house will include specific information about opportunities in the department's Enterprise Information Services for those with a background in technology. The daylong event will be held later this month.
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.
Two departments in state government are seeking applicants for the positions, which are both classified as IT manager I roles. Both require leadership skills as well as extensive technical experience.
The new chief information officer, who will also serve as the board’s deputy executive director, has worked for several large state agencies, and he began his career in the private sector.
There’s more than one right way to accomplish major technology work but sometimes, tough decisions have to be made for the project to move forward, officials at the California departments of Technology, Motor Vehicles, and Corrections and Rehabilitation said recently at the California Public Sector CIO Academy.
“One thing that struck me, as I talk to the team and meet everyone, there are a lot of team members that have been part of CDCR for many years, which I think speaks to the level of commitment of the organization’s leadership and support for the team,” Richard Gillespie told Industry Insider — California.
The IT Division of California Correctional Health Care Services deploys the IT infrastructure and clinical IT systems that support the delivery of medical, dental and mental health-care services at all 34 California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation institutions statewide.
“I am incredibly excited and very grateful to join this amazing company,” Tyson Heizer told Techwire. “I am truly looking forward to continuing to partner with the state of California to realize their goal of digital transformation with innovative technology.”
State entities seeking consideration for the money should propose projects with “clear, concrete goals, a viable and quick path to delivery, and strong support from the requesting entity’s executive leadership,” the California Department of Technology says.
Christian Farland, the longtime executive with the state public pension fund, will be a client executive with the San Francisco-based company, which specializes in helping executive sponsors in the public and private sectors mesh their people with their mission.
The departments with recruitments include the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, the Department of Health Care Services, and the Department of Technology.
In four budget change proposals, the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation looks to address technology service change, cybersecurity and project needs.
California’s state Chief Information Security Officer Vitaliy Panych discusses security planning, how vendors can support his team and how the COVID-19 pandemic changed worker experience and cybersecurity.
One department is recruiting for a deputy director over IT. Other entities are seeking cloud architects and a senior network systems analyst.
State Chief Information Officer Amy Tong, who’s led the California Department of Technology for more than five years, is moving to a new executive role in state government at month’s end.
The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation spent millions on IT goods last month, including purchases of robotic process automation and laptops.
The deputy director will oversee the management, operations, enhancement and continuous system improvements of the department’s technology systems. The application deadline is Monday.
As part of Techwire’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 and cybersecurity leaders.
“My goal is to build automation of the infrastructure,” Shamal Siwan says, “to create the DevSecOps culture that is taking security requirements and putting that into a DevOps mindset where automation is the key to unite people, so that everybody follows the same process … so we can ship faster, better, and avoid outages.”
The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation and California Correctional Health Care Services want to learn more about making virtual physical therapy services available to the incarcerated.
“I am very excited to be joining such a great team that is truly helping government organizations and the constituents that they service,” Jeremy Dean told Techwire. “I could not be in a better place for my next chapter.”
“The deputy director is the principal policymaker with regards to enterprise application solutions; the implementation, ongoing support and maintenance of CDCR’s applications; the monitoring and continuous improvement of service delivery; and the prioritization and resource management for application work,” according to the job posting.
Legislation approved by lawmakers would require the state Employment Development Department to enact far-reaching changes recommended by a pair of state audits that found the agency unprepared for the joblessness caused when many of the state’s businesses were shut down during the health crisis.
Russ Nichols of the California Department of Technology will deliver a key address at the meeting of the Municipal Information Systems Association of California. The group’s president, Roseville CIO Hong Sae, will deliver his “State of the Association” address, as well.
The California Department of Technology has made gains in recent years, and it says a new funding mechanism for how the state pays for information security is expected to yield positive results.
Positions at three essential state entities related to health care and criminal justice include a senior network cloud engineer, a full-stack software developer and an IT manager.
The responsibilities of these key roles include oversight for IT governance, portfolio support, project intake and infrastructure support.
The departments with key recruitments include the California Department of Technology, the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, the Office of Systems Integration and Covered California.