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California Department of Parks and Recreation

Months in the making, the new contract from the California departments of Technology and Parks and Recreation is expected to give state entities the chance to deploy new connectivity or bolster existing service.
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.
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 Technology has issued an Invitation for Bid seeking “fully managed statewide rural broadband connectivity service” for government customers.
The California Department of Parks and Recreation seeks a vendor to offer residents “statewide Wi-Fi ‘pay as you go’ service at pre-determined park locations,” on a 10-year contract.
As part of its ongoing quest to more closely connect readers in gov tech and the technology industry, Techwire heard from Patrick Dennis, chief information officer at the California Department of Parks and Recreation, on his role; the rise of "Statewide Broadband as a Service"; and reaching visitors where they are.
The goal is to have statewide WiFi and broadband connectivity across California's 280 state parks and 22 field districts.