California Department of Technology
The manager will oversee the California Department of Technology’s data centers in Gold Run and Vacaville. The business analyst will work as a liaison between the California High-Speed Rail Authority’s lines of business and its IT operation.
Several bills signed into law by Gov. Gavin Newsom would provide funding for technology modernization and bring some additional oversight.
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.
Miriam Ingenito will provide an update on what her department has been focused on in the past year, what’s on the front burner now, and what opportunities may lie ahead for those in the vendor community.
Requirements for the various positions include expertise in infrastructure and systems engineering, drones and data.
In a virtual Techwire Member Briefing, state Chief Technology Innovation Officer Rick Klau laid out his plans as his Office of Enterprise Technology moves to grow its staff by almost 50 percent.
The Best of California Awards during the California Virtual Digital Government Summit acknowledged high-achieving state IT officials and significant recent IT projects.
The new second in command in the state Office of Enterprise Technology, Phoebe Peronto of San Francisco, shares professional roots in the startup world with her new boss, state CTIO Rick Klau.
The position with the nation’s largest public pension fund has been open since February, when the former CISO, Liana Bailey-Crimmins, was appointed state chief technology officer and moved to the California Department of Technology.
The state Legislature sent several bills with potential significance to IT vendors to Gov. Gavin Newsom for a signature.
“If a state is interested in offering a service similar to what we launched in California, they can take our code, connect it to their own back end, and generate digital vaccine records for their residents,” writes Rick Klau, California's chief technology innovation officer.
In an Invitation for Bid, the California Department of Technology is seeking technology to assist the California Department of Conservation in enhancing how earthquake data is generated and reported.
Russ Nichols of the California Department of Technology will deliver a key address at the meeting of the Municipal Information Systems Association of California. The group’s president, Roseville CIO Hong Sae, will deliver his “State of the Association” address, as well.
“I’m thrilled to be joining CDT as the state’s first chief product officer,” Michael Cave said. “This is an outstanding opportunity to help both CDT and the state of California.”
Requirements for the position include a strong understanding of IT policy, information security, procurement, and enterprise architecture standards, and expert knowledge of principles of IT project management, approval and oversight processes for IT projects, and the Systems Development Life Cycle.
Rick Klau, California’s chief technology innovation officer, hit the ground running when he joined state government earlier this year. He’s been focused primarily on how the state can best use technology in fighting the COVID-19 pandemic.
The entity selected has a long history of working with state and local government to improve Internet access. Here, it will focus on “developing the fiber network, creating rural exchange points, and collaborating with the California Public Utilities Commission and Caltrans” on, generally, middle-mile broadband.
The agencies seeking applicants include the California Department of Technology, the California Public Employees’ Retirement System and the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services.
“I try to share with my staff that evidence of we are doing a great job is when we are invisible, and our coworkers get their job done seamlessly,” says Jorge Henneke, chief information officer for the California Conservation Corps.
“The state technology community holds Pam in high regard,” state Chief Information Officer Amy Tong told Techwire via email. “Throughout her career, she has taken on many difficult roles to advance California’s technology efforts. We welcome her appointment and look forward to her success.”
The California Department of Technology has spent more than $20 million on IT goods so far this month and made the majority of its top five most expensive purchases with the same vendor.
The Department of Water Resources is seeking an agency project management officer to serve the department and its parent entity, the California Natural Resources Agency. Separately, the California Department of Technology is recruiting for an assistant chief of its Acquisition and IT Program Management section.
The California Department of Technology has made gains in recent years, and it says a new funding mechanism for how the state pays for information security is expected to yield positive results.
State entities dealing with technology and public health are accepting applications for these executive- and senior-level positions.
The Office of Systems Integration and the California Department of Technology are seeking candidates for key positions in these specialized areas.
The Oct. 5-6 summit, according to the organizers, is designed “to gather and educate the entire spectrum of California’s cybersecurity professionals, whose job functions and expertise range from highly technical to executive.”