Local Government

Santa Rosa Rolls Out New Data Website

The city’s “open data” site assembles in one place information such as public employee salaries, crime reports, and building permit activity, and allows people to view it graphically via customizable maps, charts and graphs.

Local News, News

AgTech Meetup in Santa Cruz County Sows Solutions

Technology offers help to growers looking to become more sustainable and efficient while challenged with water supply, environmentalism and a shortage of labor.

Bids & Contracts

IFB: Litigation Support Services-Data collection, Data hosting

State IT

Franchise Tax Board Hopes to ‘Amazon’ Its Website and Services

Franchise Tax Board CIO Cathy Cleek is hoping to borrow a page out of Amazon’s playbook when it comes to driving taxpayers and tax ……

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Local News

Powerhouse Science Center Looks to Tech Companies for Ideas, Support

The $78 million center will replace the 64-year-old Discovery Museum Science and Space Center, with a facility eight times larger and powered by renewable energy. It will include a planetarium, outdoor archeological dig, discovery labs and classrooms, a café and whatever else supporters can dream up.

News

Case Study Examines California Cloud Infrastructure

California cloud infrastructure is the subject of the first case study in a series of papers planned by two national associations that will examine IT procurement projects in states.

Legislation

Computer Crimes Bill Clears Assembly Public Safety Committee

AB 32, sponsored by Assemblymember Marie Waldron, R-Escondido, emerged after movie star Jennifer Lawrence and other celebrities were victimized last summer.

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Market News

AT&T Invests in Network Upgrades for Sacramento Area

AT&T has invested nearly $400 million in wireless and wired networks in the Sacramento area from 2012 through 2014 for residents and business customers, ……

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Market News

How Smartphones and Apps are Shaping the Future of Health Care

More hospitals are forced under the Affordable Care Act to track patient outcomes, paving the way for digital health tools to expand.

State IT

Congress Members Urge $16 Million to Fund Quake Early Warning System

So far, $6.5 million in federal money has been allocated for the project, including $5 million in new funding President Obama signed into law in December.

Local News

Merced Students Get Hands-On Training in Green Tech

A group of 30 students in the Green Technology Energy and Conservation course spent Tuesday and Wednesday outdoors, completing in their first community solar installation project.

News

Cruz, Garcetti, L.A. Officials Make GovTech Top 25 Doers, Dreamers and Drivers List

California’s state and local officials made their presence known in Government Technology’s annual recognition of the public sector’s most innovative change-makers.

State IT

Tax Board Eyes Knowledge Transfer for Enterprise Data to Revenue Project

The Enterprise Data to Revenue project has generated an additional $1.5 billion in tax revenue for California since its inception.

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California Chief Justice Wants Faster Innovation

In her annual State of the Judiciary address to the Legislature, Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye said the Judicial Branch is continuing to push on innovation and technology.

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State IT

Gold Camp Data Center Gets LEED Gold-Certified

The Gold Camp campus in Rancho Cordova is one of the state’s two main data centers, and is home to mission-critical mainframe applications, the state’s private cloud, and more.

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Local Government

San Diego Turns to Tech to Assess Damaged Streets

San Diego ranks among the worst in the nation when it comes to road quality, so they’re doing something about it.

Legislation

After Oregon, California Wants Automatic Voter Registration

Every eligible Californian would be automatically registered to vote under legislation Secretary of State Alex Padilla is exploring.

News

White House Hires Former Twitter VP as Chief Digital Officer

Jason Goldman will serve as the White House’s first CDO.

Bids & Contracts

RFP: Website Evaluation

Events, Sponsor Updates

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Events

March 26: ACM-Sacramento Chapter — Internet of Things Speaker Series, 6 p.m.

The Sacramento chapter of the Association for Computing Machinery is hosting a talk this evening on “Preparing for the Web of Things” by Bebo …

State IT

Officials: BrEZe Problems Started at the Beginning

Optimistic cost estimates and disadvantageous contract terms put the Department of Consumer Affairs’ licensing and enforcement system on shaky footing from the start, officials said during an oversight hearing at the state Capitol on Monday.

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State IT

Auditor to be Involved in Vendor Performance Report Card

State CIO Carlos Ramos said on Thursday he’ll share with the state auditor an upcoming draft proposal for an IT vendor performance rating system ……

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Commentary

Why California Government Needs a U.S. Digital Service

Silicon Valley, Uncle Sam needs you! No, I’m not talking about just your checkbook. Many of us who work in tech and live in …

Events, Sponsor Updates

Taborda & BMC Remedy User Group on April 9th

Please join Taborda Solutions & BMC Software for an overview of OTech’s IT Service Management Remedy OnDemand Service offering, Thursday April 9th, at the Marriott in Rancho Cordova. Network with service management experts and learn more about how this offering can provide you with pre-defined best practices that will help your organization implement a standardized ITSM strategy.

State IT

Push for Clean Energy in California Has a Problem: No Place to Store It

Companies are experimenting with supersized batteries and tanks of compressed air in the hunt for the best way to hold an electrical charge and respond quickly to shifts in power supply and demand.

Market News

Self-Driving Car Takes Cross-Country Trip Starting in S.F.

If successful, the trip will make history as the longest trip, and the first cross-country, by a car driving itself.

Market News

Broadband Providers Sue FCC to Stop Net Neutrality Regulations

US Telecom, a trade group whose membership includes AT&T Inc. and Verizon Communications Inc., filed a petition Monday in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.

Market News

Verizon to Deploy Next-Generation 100G Metro Network in U.S.

Verizon announced Tuesday it will modernize its U.S. metro optical network with new architecture, and live traffic is planned by 2016.

The company said scalable …

Market News

Udemy Plans Teacher Tech Education Initiative

San Francisco-based online learning platform Udemy announced this week announced the launch of a new initiative to bring free and discounted computer technology courses …

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