Theo Douglas

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

The California Board of State and Community Corrections, an agency-level organization, has selected a new chief information officer.
Officials from the California Department of Technology and the Department of General Services shared the latest on current and upcoming IT and innovation projects at the CDT Vendor Forum.
The 16-year-plus California Department of Technology employee has been promoted to a position elsewhere in the department that will make use of his skills.
Planning and relationships were crucial for San Jose to maintain city services, keep staff safe and reach residents in need, Chief Information Officer Rob Lloyd said during a discussion session at “State of Gov Tech 2021.”
The California State Library’s new Digital Preservation Strategy specifies file types for use in digitizing content, standardizing digitization, but it may also facilitate future IT projects.
The chief information technology officer at one of California’s top 10 most populous cities is heading to a similar position with a private company.
As the legislative session continues, lawmakers are scrutinizing several proposed bills on topics including “motor voter” registration, disclosure of security breaches and automation.
In a recent Budget Change Proposal, the California Department of Tax and Fee Administration seeks several million dollars to reimburse the California Department of Motor Vehicles for costs associated with IT development to meet a new vehicle sales tax requirement.
The California Department of Motor Vehicles is looking for an IT company to assist it in authenticating documents, as it continues to work on getting millions of Californians their Real IDs.
Gov. Gavin Newsom has made broadband expansion a significant part of his proposed state budget, and at least three pieces of related legislation recently survived a crucial deadline in the Legislature.
The California Department of Toxic Substances Control has named a new chief information officer, several months after its previous tech leader joined the California State University system.
Orange County is looking for help from IT companies to update how it provides park space reservations and sales online.
A Budget Change Proposal from the California Public Utilities Commission and analysis of Gov. Gavin Newsom’s revised 2021-2022 budget proposal from the Legislative Analyst’s Office offer more information on how California could ramp up broadband work.
The California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services’ most expensive IT goods purchases in April include software and laptop computers.
The California Department of Motor Vehicles has issued a request for quotation looking for a performance management consultant to assist in standing up a solution to analyze customer feedback.
The California Department of Transportation’s top five most expensive purchases of IT services in April approached $400,000 and included Internet access, software and printer parts.
The California Department of Pesticide Regulation has submitted a Budget Change Proposal seeking funding to hire a vendor and design a new electronic pesticide tracking solution.
Steve Gordon, the Department of Motor Vehicles’ director, provided an update on ongoing technology work around a new platform, mobile drivers' licenses or identity cards, and Real ID work, as well as areas of potential future procurement.
In a recent Budget Change Proposal, the California Department of Consumer Affairs is seeking the funding and staff to enable several of its entities to update aspects of their technology.
The state Assembly Appropriations Committee placed numerous bills in suspense last week, halting their progress through the Legislature – but let a handful of technology legislation continue onward.
In the recent webinar “Enterprise-Grade Performance for a Work-From-Anywhere World,” former state Chief Information Officer Carlos Ramos discussed the challenges and opportunities government faces at work as the COVID-19 pandemic wanes.
The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation has submitted a budget change proposal for financial backing to improve its online architecture and academic offerings for inmates.
Gov. Gavin Newsom’s proposed 2021-2022 Fiscal Year state budget has grown to $267.8 billion in its May revision and could fund a variety of IT- and innovation-related projects.
The California Department of Technology’s five purchases of IT services last month totaled more than $1 million and included site reliability engineering and customer support.
The California State Lottery has gone live with a new solution from a familiar IT vendor to modernize retailer transactions.
In a Request for Proposal, the California Department of Developmental Services is looking for a risk management contractor to assist in a variety of assessment and mitigation services.
The California Department of Technology’s top five most expensive purchases of IT goods in April totaled nearly $4 million and included devices, hardware and support.
The University of California, Berkeley has issued a request for proposal looking for contractors to refresh the online presence of one of its entities.
At a hearing Monday, the state Senate Appropriations Committee placed several pieces of proposed technology and innovation legislation in suspension.
The California Department of Food and Agriculture wants to learn about potential options to replace a key system it uses to guard against consumer, livestock and economic health threats.