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Theo Douglas

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

The California departments of Finance and Veterans Affairs, and the new California Privacy Protection Agency are seeking to hire IT managers and a deputy director.
The municipality is seeking IT contractors to improve Internet service to the attendance area of one of its high schools as well as surrounding communities.
The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection’s top five most expensive purchases of IT services in August reached the mid-seven figures and included two expenditures around wide-area network.
The State Water Resources Control Board has released an Invitation for Bid in an effort to do more with data literacy, a core organization principle.
Douglas Leone, agency information security officer at the California Labor and Workforce Development Agency, discussed “Navigating the Cyber Threat Landscape” on Tuesday at the California Virtual Digital Government Summit.
The state Legislature sent several bills with potential significance to IT vendors to Gov. Gavin Newsom for a signature.
In an Invitation for Bid, the California Department of Technology is seeking technology to assist the California Department of Conservation in enhancing how earthquake data is generated and reported.
Two key pieces of broadband legislation cleared the statehouse Thursday and are headed to Gov. Gavin Newsom’s desk for signatures. If signed, the bills would take effect immediately, streamlining the permitting process for broadband infrastructure projects and bolstering funding.
The COVID-19 pandemic accentuated the state department’s needs, and it partnered with an IT company to update the workflow, moving it off paper and improving visibility.
The populous public entity is calling for proposals from companies that can provide it a comprehensive, forward-thinking broadband plan.
The entity selected has a long history of working with state and local government to improve Internet access. Here, it will focus on “developing the fiber network, creating rural exchange points, and collaborating with the California Public Utilities Commission and Caltrans” on, generally, middle-mile broadband.
The Legislature’s timeframe to pass bills this session is getting very short but several significant pieces of proposed technology and innovation legislation are still alive. Others, though, are no longer active.
The state department is updating existing processes and is working with a longtime IT contractor to do more in the digital realm.
The California Department of Technology has spent more than $20 million on IT goods so far this month and made the majority of its top five most expensive purchases with the same vendor.
The Judicial Council of California has issued a Request for Proposals seeking qualified systems integrators to upgrade an existing system and move it off-prem.
A technology project last year to address the volumes of extra information generated by the pandemic has already yielded dividends and may lead to successor initiatives.
The state department in question underwent a name change during the course of the project, which was in the works for nearly half a decade.
The district, one of the most sizable in the nation, is calling for bids from contractors capable of helping it update technology and services across its enterprise.
In a new Request for Information, the California State Lottery wants to learn more about “Lottery Public Website (PWS) and Cloud Infrastructure: Maintenance, Support, and New Development.”
The new chief information officer is a 20-year state employee with IT leadership experience of more than a decade. She was most recently at the California State Treasurer’s Office.
In a Request for Information, the public health department at the consolidated city-county of San Francisco wants to learn more about an electronic contract management system.
The California Highway Patrol debuted the new online solution late last year. It’s designed to improve efficiency and users’ experience in the field, and is being refined in the current fiscal year.
In a request for proposals, the operating entity for the airport seeks a contractor capable of wielding technology, data and analysis to enhance and expand its longtime shuttle service.
Many provisions from the proposed legislation – which centered on creating more efficient and transparent IT projects and systems – were included in a budget trailer bill that Gov. Gavin Newsom recently signed into law.
The Southern California city hopes to capitalize on the success of an administrative citation program stood up roughly eight years ago.
Three linchpin state entities and departments are looking for four technology staff and specialists in areas with impact across the enterprise.
The proposed legislation, from state Sen. Bill Dodd, D-Napa, is aimed at driving public-private collaboration on IT that can help authorities grapple with natural disasters like California’s historic wildfires.
The California Department of Technology made fewer than five purchases of IT services in July – but spent in the mid-six figures, with most of it going toward just one initiative.
The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection’s portion of the new Fiscal Year 2021-2022 state budget should enable it to continue its work in IT and innovation.
In a Request for Offer released late last week, the California Department of Health Care Services is seeking assistance with its California Automated Recovery Management “Digital Support Services.”