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California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation

In a request for information released Thursday, the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation contemplates a new cloud-based solution that would replace an existing system and integrate disparate processes.
The contracts covered consulting, maintenance and operations, and technology enhancements for the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation.
“I am thrilled to join HiPER, a company that uniquely aligns with my expertise in project management, procurement and governance,” Russ Nichols told Industry Insider — California. “In today’s landscape of budget constraints and soaring expectations, the synergy between my skill set and HiPER’s tools is paramount.”
The California Department of Correctional Health Care Services, the Los Angeles County Department of Public Works and the Orange County Sanitation District are among the state and local entities in the early stages of technology projects.
Approved technology funding in the state’s enacted 2023-2024 fiscal year budget may offer a preview of what we’ll see in January, when Gov. Gavin Newsom releases his proposed FY 2024-25 state budget.
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.
Tech leaders from the Employment Development Department and the California Department of Rehabilitation spoke recently about how vendors can help them meet the needs of the disabled as well as those without Internet access.
The positions in recruitment include cybersecurity and fraud architect, procurement and contracts manager, and manager of communications and applications.
The State of Technology: California Industry Forum on Thursday will offer attendees a variety of perspectives from technology leaders across state government.
Entities seeking candidates include the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control, the Secretary of State’s Office, the Department of Child Support Services and the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation.
The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation has released a request for qualifications letting companies know it plans to contract for project management services that include infrastructure work.
“We are delighted to welcome Steven Foster to our team,” said Kyle Green, co-founder of Prodigy Consulting. “His extensive experience and exceptional advisory skills in cloud computing, security, and enterprise IT in general will greatly benefit our clients.”
The funding would enable the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation to pursue projects including tele-mental health services and a new Medi-Cal billing system.
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 Corrections and Rehabilitation’s five largest purchases of IT goods in the first quarter of this year totaled about $11,596,726 — a slight increase over the corresponding period in 2022.
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.
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 briefing will run from 3 to 4 p.m. Thursday at the Hyatt Regency Sacramento, followed by a members’ mixer at the hotel. The event is open to members of Industry Insider — California.
Speakers at the Industry Insider — California event will include Kristin Montgomery, the chief information officer for the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, and deputy directors Edmond Blagdon and Richard Gillespie.
Speakers at the Industry Insider — California event will include Kristen Montgomery, the chief information officer for the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, and deputy directors Edmond Blagdon and Richard Gillespie.
Speakers at the Industry Insider — California event will include Kristen Montgomery, the chief information officer for the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, and deputy directors Edmond Blagdon and Richard Gillespie.
The state department purchased computer equipment, accessories and software dealing with system management and other functions.
IT leaders who participated this year in Industry Insider — California’s One-on-One question-and-answer series offered many essential ideas around government technology. Several are presented below.
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.