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California Department of Motor Vehicles

“DMV is looking for a new CIO,” DMV Director Steve Gordon announced Monday on LinkedIn. “Join us in transforming the DMV into a digital powerhouse. Make a difference for California!”
Candidates are sought by the California Employment Development Department, the Department of Motor Vehicles, the California Department of Public Health, the state Department of Justice and the California Department of Technology.
The California Department of Motor Vehicles seeks assistance in creating a planning methodology for a five-year infrastructure plan as it shifts to digital-first for customer interaction.
Steve Kustin rejoined the Sacramento Municipal Utility District four months ago. As he conducts a “listening” tour with his 70 team members, he has five specific goals. And there are vendor opportunities on the horizon.
Entities with IT jobs in recruitment include the California Department of Technology, the Department of Motor Vehicles, the Employment Development Department, the California Department of Public Health and the Office of Systems Integration.
The Best of California Awards during the California Virtual Digital Government Summit acknowledged high-achieving state IT officials and significant recent IT projects.
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 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 Others, though, are no longer active.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 Department of Motor Vehicles, the California Department of Technology and Covered California are all seeking candidates with leadership experience.
The departments seek candidates with expertise in recognizing, assessing and mitigating threats to their information security. One of the roles also involves working with other governmental jurisdictions on shared initiatives and cyber defense efforts.
Two of the California Department of Motor Vehicles’ five most expensive purchases of IT goods through June involved updating its data center.
“Subbarao has successfully led several technology improvement initiatives, and his efforts resulted in transforming FI$Cal ITD into one of the most efficient and capable IT teams in the state of California,” said FI$Cal Director Miriam Barcellona Ingenito. “He has positioned our IT division to support the system operations and enhancements, technology operations and upgrades, and continuous improvements to FI$Cal’s posture for years to come.”
The document, which summarizes the Legislature’s version of the new state budget, offers considerable detail on IT and innovation projects that lawmakers approved or denied.
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.
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.
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.
Steve Gordon, the Department of Motor Vehicles’ director, discussed its ongoing technology modernization, and IT projects and initiatives that are planned, being tested or likely to deploy this year.
It was a summer to remember for the California Department of Motor Vehicles; the department, which is in the midst of an IT modernization, activated four of its five most costly contracts in June. Together, the four contracts represented a spend of nearly $29.9 million.
DMV chief Steve Gordon said vendors seeking DMV contracts should be innovative and creative. IT representatives seeking to work with DMV should "up their game," he said. "Bring their A game."
Rico Rubiono, chief information officer for the California Department of Motor Vehicles and deputy director of its Information Services Division, discusses the department's ongoing tech modernization, how his role has changed, his favorite projects and how procurement might be improved.
By managing change and carefully updating long-standing processes under new Director Steve Gordon, the Department of Motor Vehicles is taking strides toward modernization — while achieving technological milestones that have helped it connect to residents during the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic gives the California Department of Vehicles’ ongoing technological modernization a new sense of urgency, its new Digital Transformation Officer Ajay Gupta told Techwire, and the agency continues to streamline processes and offer new services online.
The Blockchain Working Group altered timelines for two recent meetings in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. The group will hear from tech officials at two major state agencies next week and consider a definition for the electronic ledger technology.
During the premiere DMV Vendor Day, agency officials discussed with vendors how they hope to make the department more technologically modern and responsive to residents, less than a year before the federal Real ID deadline.
In remarks announcing the release of a report on the Department of Motor Vehicles by the state Strike Team, Gov. Gavin Newsom introduced DMV's new director and chief deputy director and said the agency will shortly begin piloting the ability to accept credit card payments.
Mindful of modernization's potential pitfalls, Gov. Gavin Newsom said the state is trying to "go small and build on successes" as it updates technology, initiates culture change and brings in new executive staff at the Department of Motor Vehicles.