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The chief “will serve as an enterprise-wide liaison with management and direct a matrix organization of technical and business subject matter experts to develop and lead engineering efforts for all enterprise IT initiatives,” the job posting says.
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.
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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.
California is readying a solution for deployment that would let businesses confirm their customers have received a COVID-19 vaccine, Gov. Gavin Newsom said recently.
Building enough charging infrastructure to capture the anticipated economic and health benefits will be an enormous undertaking. But can California’s power grid handle the strain of so many EVs plugging in on a daily basis?
As the legislative session continues, lawmakers are scrutinizing several proposed bills on topics including “motor voter” registration, disclosure of security breaches and automation.
Joy Sterling of the California State Board of Food and Agriculture urges state officials to “lock in the details for a ‘middle-mile’ broadband infrastructure plan” before Tuesday to secure billions in federal funding.
Watch for an RFP this summer as the light rail agency becomes the state’s first to accept credit cards, debit cards and other payment methods for fares.
“Zscaler’s Public Sector team is growing very fast, and we’re thrilled to have Avery join as our new SLED Sales Leader for the West,” said Ian Milligan-Pate, Zscaler’s regional vice president of sales.
The agencies seeking candidates handle taxes, health care, employment and housing, and motor vehicles.
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.
“We are engineers, cybersecurity experts, data scientists, business development leaders, public relations professionals, sales professionals, journalists, bloggers, entrepreneurs, investors, marketing professionals, recruiters and everything surrounding the tech ecosystem.”
Techwire is pleased to welcome iboss to the Techwire family. iboss, a leader in cloud security, offers organizations fast, secure Internet access on any device anywhere – in the cloud. Its SASE cloud platform, used by more than 4,000 enterprises around the world, delivers network security as a service, in the cloud, as a complete software-as-a-service offering, eliminating the need for traditional network security apparatus like firewalls and web gateway proxies. With a purpose-built cloud architecture grounded by more than 230 issued and pending patents and more than 100 global points of presence, iboss processes more than 100 billion transactions and blocks nearly 4 billion malware threats a day. For more information, visit or contact Lee Parkinson.
“Working with vendors to discuss emerging technologies and services will be valuable in my role at DSS. I look forward to leveraging those vendor partner relationships to bring future innovation and efficiency to DSS,” said Richard Gillespie.
The award-winning, longtime C-level executive will leave California to become chief information officer of the state where he first became a technology chief.
While hosting the 2028 Olympics is the overall theme, the thrust of this strategic report is more immediate in terms of how vendors can work with the city in such areas as data analysis, data sharing, fiber optics and platform coordination.
Planet Technologies and Microsoft were the vendors for the project, which allowed the state agency to make the transition easily. Lucky timing was also a factor.
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.
The department is seeking a chief information officer to oversee all aspects of technology, from policy to procurement.
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The California Cybersecurity Industry Workgroup is collaborating with academia, state government and industry to broaden California students’ exposure to cybersecurity as a career path.
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 Newhall School District in Valencia will use the tech giant’s grant funding for training and assessments of schools’ strengths and weaknesses to prevent and respond to future ransomware incidents.
“In effect, the smart city manager combines classic strategic planning with program management,” the city’s recruitment states. The initial application review process begins July 19.
Privacy experts say California’s massive immunization program is proliferating health data among nonclinical entities, including employers, pharmacies, community-based health organizations and telehealth providers.
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.
“Having very proudly served CDCR for the last 3.5 years, I am delighted to join EY in Technology Consulting, focused on supporting California government agencies in finance, operations, and technology transformation,” Donald Page told Techwire.
"Alignment with our partners, alliance partners and marketing team to help amplify our customers' success stories is critical to our success, and Pure brings a tremendous amount of talented resources to support this mission,” Mike Wiseman told Techwire.
Gov. Gavin Newsom has appointed Kristin Montgomery director of Enterprise Information Systems for the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, a role in which she’ll also be the agency’s chief information officer.