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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.
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 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.
State government entities are seeking a deputy director, a senior network architect, a product architect and a senior product manager.
Two solicitations in generative artificial intelligence focus on improving the process of health-care facility inspections and expanding access to health and social services information for residents who speak limited English.
The California Department of Technology has spent more than $28 million so far this fiscal year through Leveraged Procurement Agreements, which allow departments to buy directly from suppliers through existing contracts and agreements.
The Legislature is considering bills setting requirements around procurement contracts with Internet service providers, the use of facial recognition technology and electronic signatures, among others.
Three departments have collaborated on a third opportunity for vendors, seeking ideas for bringing generative artificial intelligence to bear on issues at a state tax entity.
The California Department of Technology had 13 software contracts worth $1 million or more in fiscal year 2023-24. In all, those awards were valued at $48,087,169.
Three state departments are collaborating on the release of two opportunities for vendors, which seek ideas in applying generative artificial intelligence to solve challenges in the transportation network.
The California Department of Child Support Services is recruiting for an insider threat security engineer, and the Department of General Services is seeking a senior network administrator.
The exact timing isn’t set, but the California Department of General Services expects to release five Request for Innovative Ideas (RFI2) opportunities this month that would focus on needs at three state entities.
In light of anticipated deficits in the state budget over the next two years, the California Department of Technology is among entities that are looking for ways to economize without affecting their mission.
In addition to comments from department leaders, previous end-of-year forums have included a year in review and a look ahead to the coming year, followed by a question-and-answer session for those in the industry.
The Department of General Services is seeking a data and analytics manager, and the Department of Community Services and Development is recruiting for an information security officer.
The California Department of General Services has released a request for information about potentially replacing several legacy systems with one integrated modern solution.
The chief’s responsibilities include establishing and participating in ETS’ technology strategic planning by managing the business operations of the section.
California has a long way to go before state workers are driving all-electric cars and trucks.
The California Department of Technology and the Department of General Services will hold the event Dec. 14. Several top IT and procurement executives from state government will speak.
Departments with open roles include the Labor and Workforce Development Agency, the Department of General Services, the California Conservation Corps and the California Department of Public Health.
The California Department of General Services has a goal of awarding 25% of contract dollars to certified small businesses (SB) and 3% to disabled veteran business enterprises (DVBE).
A dashboard presented by the California Department of General Services shows in detail how various departments in state government buy goods and services under leveraged procurement agreements.
The annual awards, bestowed Tuesday at the California Government Innovation Summit in Sacramento, recognize projects and technologies devised and implemented within state government in the past year.
During the 2022-23 fiscal year, the Office of Systems Integration (now the Office of Technology and Solutions Integration) led the spending on IT services among all departments in state government.
During the 2022-23 fiscal year, the California Department of Technology led the spending on IT goods among all departments in state government.
Government entities in the early stages of technology projects include the state General Services and Social Services departments, the city of Fresno and the consolidated city-county of San Francisco.
“In my opinion, procurement officials stand out as underpaid, given the skill level required for success, and they are often underappreciated, considering the impact — for better or worse — their decisions have on government operations,” says Daniel C. Kim, former director of the California Department of General Services.
The site offers a breakdown of the four core areas of the California Department of Technology as well as links to the state IT strategic plan and a directory of department and agency chief information officers.
The Department of General Services is offering training webinars for procurement staff on the best ways to increase the number of government contracts awarded to small businesses and those owned by disabled veterans.
In a budget change proposal, the California Department of Water Resources seeks to fund the Joint Operations Center relocation project, a state-federal partnership. Technology would be a major focus of the project's final eight months.
As director of procurement for the Sacramento-based Weideman Group, Daniel Kim will focus on “how we can improve government with the help of business.”
The California Department of General Services seeks information on what it would take to improve state procurement and contracting via human-centered design.
The California Department of Technology and the Department of General Services will provide updates for vendors on several initiatives and topics during the June 8 virtual presentation.
In a new report, “Nonreporting Entities’ Information Security Compliance,” the Legislative Analyst’s Office scrutinizes 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.
Two budget change proposals from the California Department of Aging would enable it to add staff and continue technology updates.
Agencies in state government are recruiting for a chief information officer, a deputy CIO, and officers to oversee programs dealing with applications and privacy.
The state is seeking proposals to convert the Employment Development Department building, the EDD Solar Building and the State Personnel Board building into affordable housing.
The California Department of General Services is hoping to proceed with a “Procurement Division E-Marketplace Implementation” and an “Enterprise Technology Solutions Information Technology Workload Adjustment,” as two budget change proposals show.
The financial agency is accepting applications for the Feb. 22 event from technology providers who may have a solution to propose. The virtual event will be by invitation only and not open to the public.
Gov. Gavin Newsom’s proposed 2023-2024 Fiscal Year state budget would, however, fund two significant ongoing IT projects.
Positions are open in departments dealing with education, transportation, health and public procurement.
Gov. Gavin Newsom’s proposed 2023-2024 Fiscal Year state budget offers a variety of strategies for combating an anticipated $22.5 billion shortfall.
The departments work in the areas of insurance, purchasing, technology and taxes.
One of the state’s best-known law enforcement agencies wants to hear from organizations capable of helping it refresh a Northern California facility.
The state’s Enterprise Technology Contract expires in March 2024, and the Department of General Services is seeking vendors’ input in hopes of getting an early start on the next iteration.
All departments are required to provide telework data, but 39 haven’t, according to the Department of General Services’ dashboard.
The money for the project from the state-level board, which is the “policy-level body for programs administered by the Office of Public School Construction,” will likely have considerable intersection with technology.
Agencies with security positions in recruitment include the California Department of General Services, the California Energy Commission and the California Victim Compensation Board.
Procurement leaders advise that before seeking to do business with state government, read the fine print of solicitations, understand the different types of contract vehicles, and take every opportunity to ask questions.
The California Department of Technology initiated an apprenticeship with the union to train employees on how to use IBM zSystems mainframe technology.
The Department of General Services seeks statements of qualifications for the initiative, likely a multimillion-dollar endeavor.
Health care and purchasing and procurement are the focuses of the departments seeking to fill vacancies.
The state agencies dealing with technology and purchasing and procurement will host the virtual presentation.
It’s not an exact recounting of when and where the state’s monies will be spent, but the new bill is among several that show how and where California’s transportation spend may intersect with technology and innovation this fiscal year.
The agency alleges the electric carmaker misled customers with advertising language on its website describing Autopilot and Full Self-Driving technologies as more capable than they actually are.
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 departments of General Services and Health Care Services are seeking a contractor to provide certification support services, including an independent, third-party security and privacy control assessment report.
In a new request for offer, the California Department of Health Care Services is seeking a contractor to provide maintenance and operation assistance with a key payment system and to help modernize aspects of it.
Departments should direct all contractors with agreements valued at $5 million or more to desist from “making new investments in, or engaging in financial transactions with, Russian entities, not transferring technology to Russia or Russian entities, and directly providing support to the government and people of Ukraine.”
Winning state contracts and improving one’s business profile in Cal eProcure are among the topics to be covered in the back-to-back free events.
In a request for offer, the California Department of General Services on behalf of the California Department of Health Care Services seeks IT modernization strategy and planning for a system that impacts millions of Californians.
Officials with the California Department of General Services talked about milestones in telework and potential opportunities, at the recent California Department of Technology Vendor Forum.
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 latest California Department of Technology Vendor Forum offered IT companies the latest word on current and upcoming procurements as well as ongoing IT work and process updates.
The Financial Information System for California has named a new chief information officer, a new chief information security officer and a new chief deputy director, filling key vacancies on Director Miriam Barcellona Ingenito’s management team.
The online event will feature remarks from the top leaders of the California Department of Technology, a discussion of the Cal-Secure cybersecurity road map, a review of 2021 and a look ahead to 2022, and a question-and-answer session for those in the industry.
Data curated by the state Department of General Services shows that agencies as a whole spent more on IT goods and services last November than in any other month since then.
Two of the openings are with the California Department of Motor Vehicles, and the others are with the Department of Health Care Access and Information, the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services and the Department of General Services.
“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.
Miriam Ingenito will provide an update on what her department has been focused on in the past year, what’s on the front burner now, and what opportunities may lie ahead for those in the vendor community.
“Because of our success to date, as well as being the first department in the state to pilot a permanent hybrid telework program, FI$Cal was chosen by the Government Operations Agency’s Center for Government Excellence and Transformation pilot program,” writes FI$Cal Deputy Director Jennifer Maguire.
The Legislature’s timeframe to pass bills this session is getting very short but several significant pieces of proposed technology and innovation legislation are still alive. Others, though, are no longer active.
The California Department of General Services has issued a request for proposal to make it easier for transit providers in the state to acquire the needed hardware and software to support contactless payment systems.
Under the mandatory statewide contracts, the California Department of General Services designates where state entities will buy tablets and convertible “2-in-1” devices.
The California Student Aid Commission was a small department with a big problem: It needed a new grant management system, but didn’t have the money for a high-dollar “waterfall” venture. So its chief information officer broke the project into pieces and served as his own general contractor.
Responsibilities of the position include advising and acting for the chief information officer and developing and implementing IT policies and best practices in commission offices statewide.
The responsibilities of these key roles include oversight for IT governance, portfolio support, project intake and infrastructure support.
At the recent California Department of Technology Vendor Forum, officials analyzed pending legislation with likely relevance for state and local IT shops and vendors.