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Theo Douglas

Theo Douglas is assistant managing editor at Techwire and a former staff writer for Government Technology.

The California Department of Motor Vehicles continues working to improve service directly to residents as it simultaneously takes early steps on a larger, foundational IT update.
In a request for quote, the California State Controller’s Office seeks software licenses likely to facilitate several of its core duties.
State Chief Information Officer Amy Tong and Chief Technology Officer Liana Bailey-Crimmins updated attendees Friday on several far-reaching IT projects and initiatives now underway. They spoke at the Techwire State of Technology California Industry Forum.
California’s longtime state chief information officer will be the new director of the Office of Digital Innovation, a forward-looking government technology laboratory and incubator, effective next month.
In a request for proposals, the Merced County Association of Governments is seeking to hear from vendors that can update software and perform related duties.
The California Department of Tax and Fee Administration’s work in the area of data visualization won it a federal award and has made the information it houses more accessible to staff and residents alike.
The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation spent millions on IT goods last month, including purchases of robotic process automation and laptops.
Officials with the state system are calling for California Multiple Award Schedules listed companies to provide an assessment of a key platform — work that could lead to a request for proposals.
The California Department of Public Health spent millions on IT goods and services last month, including volume purchases of electronic signature and software products.
The C-level technologist’s next step in his career takes him to the private sector. He has a dual role at the municipality where he’s been for about three years.
The state has announced 18 broadband projects across California aimed at activating an “open-access middle-mile network” – and reflecting billions in federal funding.
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.
During a recent discussion of how to “Fast-Track Government Modernization with Federal Funding,” participants examined the sometimes-overlooked back office.
The California Department of Motor Vehicles is moving forward on work with REAL ID and automating workloads, and recent IT purchases reflect that.
The California Department of Fish and Wildlife has issued a Request for Information from vendors on body-worn and in-vehicle cameras and a “cloud-based evidence solution.”
The California Department of Technology spent millions on IT goods last month, with its most expensive purchases going to a familiar vendor.
In a Request for Quotation, the city of Los Angeles Office of Finance wants more information on enhancing its electronic billing and variable imaging, in part via a portal.
Deploying a modern solution enabled departments at the local government to work together more closely and helped make crucial processes become more effective.
The California Employment Development Department is seeking California Multiple Award Schedules listed vendors to provide IT training services.
The Department of Cannabis Control wants better visibility into county-level property data across the state “in order to verify property details on parcels where cannabis cultivation activities are occurring.”
In a Request for Information, officials at the California Department of Housing and Community Development want to learn more about possibly seeking a new online system to streamline their business processes and move off paper.
California currently has more than 100 different job openings posted on a state website that are all within the Information Technology Specialist I classification, and many of which can pay more than $100,000 annually.
The federal government has released billions of dollars in coronavirus relief funds since the COVID-19 pandemic began — and local school districts face a looming deadline by which they must still spend many millions.
The Legislative Analyst’s Office, which advises lawmakers, has reviewed several funding streams for broadband that have been made available by the federal government and codified in the state budget.
In a Request for Information, the Northern California local government wants to hear from vendors ahead of a possible Request for Proposals on a comprehensive solution.
An official from the Los Angeles County Assessor’s Office discussed the entity’s ongoing Assessor Modernization Project and a proof of concept during a recent webinar.
In a Request for Proposals, the California Office of Digital Innovation indicates it is seeking to hire additional personnel.
The California State Lottery and the California Department of Technology are looking to fill gaming application support supervisor and IT manager I positions, respectively.
The California Department of Motor Vehicles seeks assistance in creating a planning methodology for a five-year infrastructure plan as it shifts to digital-first for customer interaction.
The Office’s California Automated Lobbyist and Campaign Contribution and Expenditure Search System (Cal-Access) replacement project has paused temporarily and is being examined by a vendor.