The award-winning technologist led the IT strategy and operations for the agency, which encompasses more than 30 departments, boards and commissions.
DWR’s five largest purchases of IT goods in the first three months of 2022, totaling $6,128,049, included e-signature and security solutions as well as Ethernet hardware.
Wendy Weaver, chief information officer for the California Department of Conservation, says her team is in the infancy of a sprawling undertaking to transform how data is captured, stored, governed and shared.
The California Department of Fish and Wildlife is seeking an executive to oversee the Data and Technology Division and to advise top executives on IT policy and implementation.
State lawmakers and Gov. Gavin Newsom didn’t just focus on broadband and cybersecurity this session. The governor recently signed several other bills of interest to the technology sector that run the gamut from wildfire tech to personal information.
“I believe that FI$Cal will continue to push the envelope and lead the way for California government entities in the adoption and use of modern technologies, systems and practices,” says Miriam Ingenito, director of the Financial Information System for California.
The state Legislature sent several bills with potential significance to IT vendors to Gov. Gavin Newsom for a signature.
Departments with active recruitments in these areas include the Financial Information System for California, Covered California, the Office of Systems Integration and the Department of Water Resources.
The chief “will serve as an enterprise-wide liaison with management and direct a matrix organization of technical and business subject matter experts to develop and lead engineering efforts for all enterprise IT initiatives,” the job posting says.
As the legislative session continues, lawmakers are scrutinizing several proposed bills on topics including “motor voter” registration, disclosure of security breaches and automation.