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Chief information officers from four Southern California communities offered their experiences rolling out smart city efforts. While some offered an optimistic view, others tempered their comments with caution.
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.
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.
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
California's Public Utilities Commission CIO discusses staying current in a changing and increasingly challenging environment.
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.
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.
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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Providing context to open data sets through GIS mapping aims to make the city’s information beneficial for everyone.
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The city is on the hunt for a new breed of cybersecurity professional: the cyber-risk officer
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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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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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Transformation, disruption and collaboration took center stage during the Techwire California Industry Forum, Nov. 8.
California CIO Amy Tong and Deputy CIO Chris Cruz aim to help navigate procurement challenges and opportunities.
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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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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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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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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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Often the lack of modern search tools and Web best practices make getting to critical information on state legislative portals a challenge.
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.
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.
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.
Unique public-private partnership develops contracting language to help make the cloud work for the public sector.
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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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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.
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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In an effort led by Utah, final details will soon be ironed out on a cooperative agreement that represents a clear path to cloud services for more than 30 states.
The team of roughly 175 people throughout the United States is working to develop and test open source, user-centered solutions.
The term 'collaboration' gets thrown around a lot in the tech space, but as California officials on the heels of a massive public safety initiative contend, it's the best way of doing IT in government.
U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch announced a potential cooperative agreement between the United States and the British government that would provide a reciprocal framework for data sharing between both governments and private industry.