A bill to require the government to receive price quotes from businesses run by disabled veterans when they consider new IT projects is winding its way through the state Legislature, in an attempt to get state government to invest in more small businesses.
Senate Bill 893 would restrict the use of images from automated license plate readers (ALPR) for non-law enforcement purposes. One amendment stipulates that any security breach must be reported directly to those affected, and if the bill passes, motorists who feel their rights have been violated can bring civil action.
Most Americans expect technology and science will one day bring about useful inventions like custom-grown human organs developed in labs. But their optimism comes with concern about the potential social changes of futuristic technology.
A Sacramento Democrat is promoting legislation that would impose an array of restrictions on how the state outsources personal services contracts, including when the state could fire IT and other contractors for poor performance or overspending.
The state has not yet conducted an internal review of its ill-fated universal payroll system project over fears the findings could impact a pending lawsuit against the contractor, according to a nonpartisan report released this week.
The California Department of Technology (CalTech) on Friday released its Strategic Plan 2014 Update, pledging to revamp its procurement process, better train IT teams and be transparent about the challenges of large IT projects.
The third round of the Education Technology K-12 Voucher Program will give $188.4 million for 8,000 California public schools and districts to share, State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson announced on Tuesday.
Gov. Jerry Brown has appointed Rebecca Stilling, 59, of Sacramento, as the new deputy director of the California Department of Technology’s Information Technology Project Oversight and Consulting Division.
Cybersecurity breaches at large corporations such as Target often garner the most media attention, but half of all cyberattacks are aimed at businesses with fewer than 2,500 employees, according to a new guide released Thursday by California Attorney General Kamala Harris.
Saying California is increasingly vulnerable to both foreign and domestic cyber security attacks, Assembly Speaker John Perez has introduced legislation that would bring government and private experts together to advise the state on how to better protect itself.