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Theo Douglas

Theo Douglas is assistant managing editor at Industry Insider — California and a former staff writer for Government Technology.

The Supply Chain Information Highway, created by the Port of Long Beach, UNCOMN and Amazon Web Services, is now in the proof of concept stage.
In a new budget change proposal, the Government Operations Agency reveals its plan to merge the Office of Digital Innovation, the Government Excellence and Transformation Center, and the CalData Program into one entity, the Office of Data and Innovation – and how each would function and be staffed.
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.
In a recent request for proposal, the California Department of Motor Vehicles solicits assistance from vendors that can provide consultant services for its Digital Experience Platform modernization project.
The California Department of Public Health made more than 50 purchases of IT goods last month, including hardware, software and support, and spent in the low six figures on its five top buys.
The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power wants to replace its laboratory information management system, which is used by a variety of staff and groups.
Much entity-level detail has yet to be released, but it is already clear that Gov. Gavin Newsom’s “May revise” of his proposed 2022-2023 Fiscal Year budget is good news for state-level IT and innovation.
The local government aims to do more with its Accessing Coordinated Care and Empowering Self-Sufficiency initiative (ACCESS Sonoma) hub, using federal monies.
Several significant proposed laws that could improve digital equity and affect how IT modernizations are done are making their way through the state Senate and Assembly.
Strategic plans can offer a clear perspective on how a state or local government wields IT and innovation. This recurring series examines the strategic plans of state entities as well as counties and municipalities.
In a request for offer, the California Department of Health Care Services calls for help with change management as part of its Medi-Cal Modernization.
In a new job posting, the California State Lottery is looking to augment its Data, Information and Analytics Services team.
The chief information officer’s latest career move will see her join a local company. She came to the state in early 2020 as California grappled in earnest with the COVID-19 pandemic.
The California Department of Technology made more than 40 purchases of IT goods last month and spent in the high seven figures on its five top buys, which included spend in the area of cybersecurity.
The California Department of Veterans Affairs’ e-Prescribe functionality is the first module of a larger modernization initiative set for a phased rollout later this year.
In several budget change proposals ahead of the May Revision of Gov. Gavin Newsom’s proposed 2022-2023 Fiscal Year state budget, the California Department of Health Care Services seeks funding to continue IT modernization and compliance initiatives and to do more with data.
In a new request for offer, the California Department of Health Care Services is seeking a contractor to provide maintenance and operation assistance with a key payment system and to help modernize aspects of it.
A Bay Area consolidated local government is seeking assistance from vendors in the area of enterprise resource planning.
Strategic plans can offer a clear perspective on how a state or local government wields IT and innovation. This recurring series examines the strategic plans of state entities as well as counties and municipalities.
The California Department of Public Health has unveiled two new chatbots on WhatsApp that are the first of their type. Created in partnership with two technology companies, the endeavor could lead to similar work.
The California Department of Public Health spent more than $7.5 million in March on its costliest buys of IT goods, which included hardware, software and support.
In a new request for proposals, the state Court of Appeal, Third Appellate District is calling for assistance in a Microsoft “SharePoint Server Modernization Build.”
Gov. Gavin Newsom has announced appointments at the Office of Digital Innovation, elevating two people in an office he proposed in 2019 with his first-ever state budget.
The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency was able to work from previous successes in creating a tool that would help motorists avoid being towed.
In a request for proposals, the Sonoma County Water Agency seeks a new computerized maintenance management system and related services.
The California Department of Motor Vehicles’ largest purchases of IT services in March include aspects of ongoing work that, in some cases, will require years to complete.
In a request for proposal, the California State University Office of the Chancellor is looking for companies that can deliver an online platform capable of assisting in areas including online coursework and digital textbooks.
The Governor’s Wildfire and Forest Resilience Task Force’s new Strategic Plan for Expanding the Use of Beneficial Fire would use technology to help achieve its goals.
The California Department of Technology’s five most expensive purchases of IT goods in the year’s first quarter reflected an ongoing relationship with a familiar vendor and centered on cloud-based application suite purchases.