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Recruiting is underway for positions with the California Department of Technology, the California Department of Education and the California Military Command.
The enacted 2021-2022 Fiscal Year state budget includes money for the California Highway Patrol to move forward on several key IT initiatives in communications, documentation and infrastructure.
The California High-Speed Rail Authority contracted for security services, software licensing and video streaming services for public meetings. Four of the five largest awards went to two vendors.
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Sacramento-area resident Bobby Chima will be working with California state government and education accounts. He’s a veteran of telecommunications technology.
Both positions include leadership responsibilities as well as expertise in technology.
The state’s chief information security officer, Vitaliy Panych, offers his support for a new state funding model that ensures a better cybersecurity posture in the future.
“With different events every week and our big event, the California State Fair, every July, my role as IT manager is closely tied to the operation of our events. I don’t think my role differs all that much from a CIO’s role in that I am given the opportunity to play a big part in strategic planning,” says Pat Conner, IT manager for the California Exposition and State Fair.
This Northern California county doubled down on moving to the cloud, kept cybersecurity policies updated and maintained lines of communication during the COVID-19 pandemic – all of which helped it land in the winners’ circle in the 19th annual Digital Counties Survey from the Center for Digital Government.
Subbarao Mupparaju, an award-winning technology executive in the private and public sectors, has set his sights on new goals with a different state agency.
The position is a broad one, with responsibilities including procurement, project management, strategy, policy and infrastructure. In addition to advising the chief information officer, the senior consultant will also work with other IT leaders across county government.
Several of the California Department of Parks and Recreation’s purchases of IT goods during the year’s first half were with familiar IT companies; in fact, the two largest such purchases were with the same vendor.
The Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development has a new name, the Department of Health Care Access and Information, that reflects its bigger mission and its upgraded status.
Positions in recruitment include a manager role with the California Environmental Protection Agency, a cyber analyst role with the California Department of Technology and three positions with the city of San Rafael.
The four California-based members of Gartner’s State/Local Government team are newly named associate partners, with each bringing a different area of expertise.
In an invitation for bid, the State Water Resources Control Board calls for responses from firms that are able to provide web-based data and statistical diagnostic assessment services.
Led by e.Republic market experts Dustin Haisler and Joe Morris, this virtual midyear overview provides intelligence to help align your marketing and sales strategies to strongly close out the year.
Officials at the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services and other entities are working with the Science and Technology Directorate of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and technology companies on doing more to spot wildfires.
One of the largest government entities in California is preparing a Request for Proposals for an entirely new elections management system (EMS). Watch Techwire for details in the coming weeks.
The California secretary of state’s office is among many that received funding for IT and innovation projects in the new Fiscal Year 2021-2022 state budget, officials with e.Republic said during a recent virtual briefing for Techwire members.
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The county IT department is managing the transition to a new $20.5 million civic center and will also replace its 30-year-old public safety radio system in 2021-2022.
The changes relate to the Project Approval Lifecycle, Special Project Reports and Post Implementation Evaluation Reports.
The California departments of Technology and Pesticide Regulation are looking for IT vendors to build an integrated, electronic tracking solution and will convene those interested early next week.
“Akamai’s outage impacted CAL FIRE and seven other state government websites,” California Department of Technology spokeswoman Amy Norris told The Sacramento Bee. The data resources provider was able to correct the problem, which it said was not the result of a cyber attack.
Departments with noteworthy tech openings include the departments of Technology, Public Health and Social Services.
Four of the California Employment Development Department’s five most expensive purchases of IT goods through June were divided between two vendors.
Technology vendors are advised to create an online account and register for the free “Transformational Training” on how to submit paperless bids and proposals online.
“We tried the cloud five years ago and it just wasn’t there yet. It was too expensive and too slow; there were too many limitations. But I think it’s ready now and my big commitment here for the county is, I want to take our business continuity plan to a whole other level,” says Jim Smith, chief information officer for Riverside County.
“Jeff’s knowledge of AWS, the federal market and the requirements of FedRAMP compliance equip him to address multiple layers of complexity and execute successful solutions for the public sector,” said null, CEO of Effectual.