California Public Sector IT - By the Numbers
Check out these top 5 IT purchases by the California Department of Public Health.
Over the last 3 months, California state and local government has spent over $329 million on technology goods and services. The state’s drive to deliver easy-to-use, dependable and secure public services has produced some large tech deals.
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“That’s my goal here — to take some of those things I did in the state of Utah and help others with their strategies on how they can do that,” Michael Hussey told Techwire.
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The California Public Utilities Commission has been working to follow state Auditor Elaine Howle’s technology recommendations since 2015, and the auditor’s latest update, published this week, reports that it’s still a work in progress.
Key responsibilities of the position include policy development and implementation, internal program management, IT governance, executive interaction and external program management, according to the job posting and duty statement.
As part of Techwire’s ongoing efforts to inform readers about state agencies, their IT plans and initiatives, here’s the latest in our periodic series of interviews with departmental IT and cybersecurity leaders.
Departments seeking to fill key positions include the California Department of Aging, Covered California, the Employment Development Department and the California Department of Technology.
“Now that FI$Cal is the owner and operator of the state’s integrated cash management, accounting, budget and procurement system, we have already begun to streamline the way state government does business,” says Miriam Barcellona Ingenito, director of the Financial Information System for California.
In keeping the California Energy Code updated and looking to the future, the California Energy Commission is seeking a contractor to perform work that includes IT-related tasks.
Chris Childs has been elevated to assistant commissioner for staff, and Assistant Chief April Baxter, who has worked in the department’s Information Management Division, was named acting chief information officer.