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.
California Public Sector IT - By the Numbers
“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 two tribes will each receive around a half-million dollars to improve Internet access to their members.
“I believe Databricks has an incredible opportunity to change the way state and local governments and higher-ed institutions manage their data and improve outcomes through data-driven decisions,” Cameron Kahn told Industry Insider — California.
Gov. Gavin Newsom’s May revision of his proposed state budget includes $80 million for a new science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) facility at San Diego State University-Imperial Valley, aimed at offering workforce training for companies to mine lithium in the Imperial Valley area.
The California Employment Development Department made more than 70 purchases of IT goods last month, including software and support, and spent in the low six figures on its five top buys.
The California Department of Technology has awarded contracts to two vendors that are expected to enable the state to have materials at the ready when work commences on 3,000 miles of broadband infrastructure, to provide statewide high-speed Internet.
The five top buys of the California Department of Social Services in the first quarter of 2022 were for workstations, laptops, tablets, consulting and licensing.