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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.
“The addition of Scott Cartwright to the Zscaler SLED West team shows our continued investment to focus on the rapid growth of our California business,” Avery Freeland, regional director for Zscaler’s SLED West region, told Techwire. “We always strive to add hardworking, high-energy and creative team players, and that’s what Scott brings to the table.”
“I must stop here and give credit where credit is due: The DMV has really turned things around. I remember waiting in lines at the DMV that wrapped around buildings 25+ years ago. Now, people are getting answers to questions immediately with Miles, at any time of day.”
The two chief positions — one for transformation and digital stabilization, the other for digital identity — are part of the growth promised by state Chief Technology Innovation Officer Rick Klau, who heads the Office of Enterprise Technology.
In a request for quote, the California State Controller’s Office seeks software licenses likely to facilitate several of its core duties.
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“My goals and priorities as I start my new role are pretty simple,” Phil Calzadilla told Techwire. “Stay focused on our team, empowering them and helping them be the best they can be.”
In overseeing Oxnard’s IT operations, Helen Miller will focus on rolling out the city’s new enterprise resource planning system. She will also collaborate with the executive management team to increase cyber resiliency and modernize the city’s IT infrastructure.
The roles are with the California Department of Toxic Substances Control, the California High-Speed Rail Authority and the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services.
While Merced County officials have said there are companies under contract to test at the site, they won’t say who those entities are because of the proprietary nature of the products being developed and tested there.
The position “has full management responsibility for a large, complex, multidisciplined organization and oversees an annual IT budget of approximately $70 million and the large IT Project Portfolio.”
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.
The Financial Information System for California has named a new chief information officer, a new chief information security officer and a new chief deputy director, filling key vacancies on Director Miriam Barcellona Ingenito’s management team.
The state chief information officer will be moving next month to the Office of Digital Innovation, where she will serve as director, Gov. Gavin Newsom’s office announced Wednesday.
“I was thoroughly impressed with the Snowflake technology and how it helps customers leverage data,” Daria Rostovtseva told Techwire. “With so many friends and former colleagues already at Snowflake, making the switch was an easy decision.”
As part of Techwire’s ongoing efforts to inform readers about state agencies, their IT plans and initiatives, here’s the latest in our periodic series of interviews with departmental IT and cybersecurity leaders.
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.
The future of remote state work is taking shape as departments hammer out permanent policies and Gov. Gavin Newsom’s administration negotiates with unions. But how much will workers be monitored at home?
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.
Two of the recruitments are new; the chief information officer position has been open since the summer, and that search has been extended.
Elisa Meagher is Esper’s new strategic sales executive for state and local government, supporting the firm’s organic growth and helping it scale on the West Coast, including California.
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 Motor Vehicles and Covered California are seeking to fill leadership vacancies.
The online event will feature remarks from the top leaders of the California Department of Technology, a discussion of the Cal-Secure cybersecurity road map, a review of 2021 and a look ahead to 2022, and a question-and-answer session for those in the industry.
Positions are available with the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services, the Secretary of State’s Office and the California Department of Veterans Affairs.
The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation spent millions on IT goods last month, including purchases of robotic process automation and laptops.
State departments with open tech positions include the California Department of Motor Vehicles, the Office of Systems Integration, the Department of Social Services, the Department of Technology and the State Water Resources Control Board.
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 new tool lets residents find specific properties or filter searches by attribute – and also learn whether an accessory dwelling unit can be added.
In a request for proposals, the Silicon Valley city is looking for a consulting firm to assess its need for a new enterprise resource planning package and to manage potential vendor selection and system implementation, should the city opt to proceed.