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Eyragon Eidam

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Feb 8

Using Tech to Bridge the Gaps in Sight, Sound

Tech-dependent things the average person takes for granted — emergency notifications or even calling 911 — pose huge impediments and risks for the hearing- and sight-impaired.
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Sep 15

Cloud Isn't a Panacea, CDT Official Notes

There is a certain level of hype that comes with each new technology, and it was no different with ill-defined cloud computing. Government agencies immediately latched onto the idea that it could solve their woes and help to catch them up to everyone else. They were wrong.
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Sep 13

DGS, Covered California Leaders: Use IT to Improve Government

Government has long been the butt of jokes about the processes and systems on which it relies. Whether it's filing relatively simple forms or more complicated operations, the stereotype of being slow has stuck, leaving those tasked with improving things facing an uphill battle. During the California Technology Forum on Tuesday, officials with two of the state’s largest agencies and industry discussed what is required to move beyond simply offering services and into meeting customers where they
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May 1

3 Moves California's Utility Authority Is Making to Meet Agency, Public Demands (Video)

California's Public Utilities Commission CIO discusses staying current in a changing and increasingly challenging environment.
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Apr 27

How California's Public Utilities Commission Is Using Mobile to Bolster its Workforce (Video)

CPUC, tasked with regulating public utilities in the state, is looking toward mobile as a means of extending its reach and effectiveness, said CIO Reza Yazdi.
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Mar 3

California IT Leaders Honored for Their Lasting Impacts on State Government

During the California Public Sector CIO Academy Awards ceremony held March 2, more than 30 individuals were recognized for their contributions to state government — and three leaders were given top commendations for their efforts.
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Mar 2

CIO Academy: Good Governance Relies on Better Use of Resources, Improved Accountability

When asked what constitutes a success in the state IT governance space, California State CIO Amy Tong said the ultimate goal is establishing a structure that functions well regardless of who is at the California Department of Technology's helm.
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Jan 12

Long Beach Embraces Next Stage in Open Data Evolution

Providing context to open data sets through GIS mapping aims to make the city’s information beneficial for everyone.
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Dec 28

Long Beach Looks for Next Stage in CISO Evolution

The city is on the hunt for a new breed of cybersecurity professional: the cyber-risk officer
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Dec 8

Sacramento Police Launch Real-Time Crime Center

During a Wednesday morning press conference, officials with the Sacramento Police Department demonstrated the various capabilities of the Real-Time Crime Center, which include the ability to pipe in and monitor a variety of digital assets.
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Dec 1

Cloud Procurement Guide 2.0 Tackles Security, Encryption

After two years of heavy use in government circles, the Center for Digital Government has released updates to its Best Practices Guide for Cloud and As-a-Service Procurements.
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Nov 14

IT Leaders Must Maintain Ability to Direct Despite Obstacles, Opposition to New Tech

Transformation, disruption and collaboration took center stage during the Techwire California Industry Forum, Nov. 8.
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Nov 9

California Tech Leaders Plan to Develop IT Procurement Road Map

California CIO Amy Tong and Deputy CIO Chris Cruz aim to help navigate procurement challenges and opportunities.
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Oct 27

States Feel Pressure to Comply with Real ID as Stiff Consequences Loom on Horizon

States have struggled to meet federal ID requirements since stiffer regulations were passed in 2005; now, as deadlines loom, extensions on compliance are getting more difficult to come by.
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Oct 13

New Body Cameras in Stockton Aim to Remove User Error

The Stockton, Calif., Police Department is upgrading its older body-worn cameras with new units that promise less risk of officer error and more comprehensive coverage during critical events.
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Oct 12

Workplace by Facebook Goes Public

After a several months behind the wheel of Facebook’s latest product offering, now called Workplace by Facebook, the first state government to pilot the tool is seeing big potential for social networking-themed tools in the public sector.
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Sep 12

The Role of Data Analytics in Predictive Policing

Deputy Chief Steve Clark of the Santa Cruz, Calif., Police Department sees tech as a way to get smarter about how officers’ time and resources are spent.
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Aug 30

Legislature.gov: Function Trumps Form in the Quest to Shine Light on State Policymaking

Often the lack of modern search tools and Web best practices make getting to critical information on state legislative portals a challenge.
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Aug 17

Analytics: California Officials Turn a Flood of Data into Valuable Information

At the California Technology Forum, state and local officials discussed insights to be gained from the exponential increase of data and where teams should focus their energy.
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Aug 15

Lottery Plots Course for Growth through Data Analytics

Data analytics is driving the agency's daily business decisions as well as helping the agency pursue its strategic goal of being No. 1 in the nation.
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Aug 11

Study Spurs Discussion of State-Level Police Body Cam Legislation

In a study aimed at the state legislation across the country, the Sunlight Foundation found that the overarching theme of legislation could largely be described by looking at four main points.
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Aug 1

Government, Industry Team Up to Ease Cloud Purchasing

Unique public-private partnership develops contracting language to help make the cloud work for the public sector.
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Jul 20

States Take Varied Approaches to Regulating Body Camera Footage

State and local governments are taking a variety of approaches to how they regulate police body camera footage. While some aim for protecting the rights of citizens, others want to limit access altogether.
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Jul 15

Social Media in the Workplace: Where Does It Fit In?

With more organizations trying to mitigate the negative impacts of worker's use of social media on daily productivity, researchers are moving to better understand all of the effects — positive and negative.
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Jul 12

Report: Drone Legislation a Priority for States Across the U.S.

The popular new technology has the potential to generate considerable economic activity, but there are some very real safety and privacy concerns that have yet to be fully worked out.
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