News

Higashidani Exits from California Correctional Health Care Services

In the role, Higashidani served as an adviser to California Prisons Receiver J. Clark Kelso on fiscal, procurement, contract and business services matters, according to CCHCS.

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Market News, State IT

Geraghty Joins Esri After California Health Data Portal Project

Geraghty, who was the project leader for the Health and Human Services Agency’s open data portal launched in August, has joined Esri to lead the company’s health and human services team.

Legislation

Will Leland Yee’s Last Voter Registration Bill Make a Difference?

A little-noticed bill enacted a year ago requires “each Internet website maintained by the state” to include a hyperlink on its homepage to the Secretary of State’s voter registration page.

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#Innovate, Legislation, Local Government

L.A. Wants to Ban Parking Space Sales Via Apps

In an 11-0 vote without comment, a council requested that the City Attorney’s office draft a measure similar to what other cities have done to ensure that parking spaces are not hoarded by companies and are fully available to the general public.

News

L.A. Unified Says it Believes Deasy Acted Ethically on iPads

As part of its settlement this week with former schools Supt. John Deasy, the Los Angeles Board of Education declared that it did not believe Deasy had done anything wrong in connection with the project to provide students with iPads, even though the district has an ongoing investigation into the propriety of the bidding process.

Local Government

Supervisor Wants S.F. to Seize Openings to Lay Wi-Fi Cable

Supervisor David Chiu’s “Dig Once” proposal would require private and public agencies digging up streets for other work to allow the placement of city-owned conduits that can be used for fiber-optic cables.

State IT

Covered California Prepares IT for 2015 Open Enrollment Process

California’s health insurance exchange is adding more online capacity and fine-tuning website functionality in preparation for a one-moth enrollment rush of new customers and those who need to renew their coverage.

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State IT

7 Operating Principles for IT Services at CalRecycle

CalRecycle CIO Gary Arstein-Kerslake shares seven principles related to IT services that the department developed many years ago and still serve as operating principles today:

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Market News

Dreamforce 2014: What Salesforce Analytics Means for Government

A new offering could be government’s “easy button” for data analytics and data-driven decision-making.

Events, Sponsor Updates

Sponsored: IBM Hosting Security Hands-On Workshop on Nov. 14

Sponsored by IBM

You’re invited!
Date: November, 14 2014
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Market News

Apple’s iPad Air 2: Faster, Thinner, But Not Enticing Enough?

Apple’s keynote brought new iterations of the iPad Air and iPad mini to market, but it may not be enough to drive continued growth in the market.

Local Government, People

L.A. Schools Superintendent Resigns in Wake of Tablet Contract Furor

Supt. Deasy resigned Wednesday after months of friction with his elected bosses on the school board, much of it generated by technology debacles.

State IT

States Approach Federal Data Breach Law with Caution

With 47 different state laws on what companies are supposed to do when they become victims of cyberattack, is it time for federal legislation?

State IT

California Releases ‘Report Cards’ on Health Insurance Options

The state timed the release of this year’s report cards to coincide with the second round of open enrollment in Covered California, the state’s online health exchange, which kicks off Nov. 15.

Bids & Contracts

DMV Puts Brakes on Customer Management and Appointment System

In January the Department of Motor Vehicles put out an RFP seeking a vendor to deploy, configure and maintain a new Centralized Customer Flow Management and Appointment System (CCFMAS), but all bids were deemed non-compliant.

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State IT

DGS Outlines Guidelines for Greener State Data Centers and Server Rooms

The Department of General Services said in an announcement Wednesday the steps were developed to comply with Gov. Jerry Brown’s 2012 order on green buildings.

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#Innovate

Using Analytics to Spot Fraudulent Use of Disabled Parking

New Fraud-Detection-as-a-Service continues to “learn” over time, uncovering the latest and emerging methods of fraud.

Market News

‘Sharing Economy’ Companies Go Legit

While the new businesses are breaking the laws, they are also winning fans among users who are making money and customers who like the service.

News

California Court Eliminates Hurdle to High-Speed Rail

California High Speed Rail Authority officials said the high court action was a key victory that would allow them to move beyond preliminary work on the first 130-mile section of Central Valley track.

Market News

Los Angeles Lands Solid Summer of Investment in Tech Startups

After an impressive first half of 2014 for investments in start-ups, the lack of any mega-deals led to a cool summer in the venture capital world.

Sponsor Updates

Sponsored: A Smarter Planet – Why moving to the cloud is important for California

Sponsored by IBM

California’s Department of Technology and IBM are launching CalCloud, a new public-private partnership model for fostering cutting edge technology and efficiency in …

California iHubs Network Could Be Key Innovation Driver

How the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz) is supporting California’s entrepreneurs.

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#Innovate, Commentary

CivicMakers Movement Spreading from Coast to Coast

What’s your latest gripe about government? Maybe you can’t figure out how to make a quick online payment for that parking ticket from last …

#Innovate, Market News

SFO Allows Sidecar to Provide Airport Transportation in New Agreement

San Francisco International Airport reaches a permit deal with Sidecar to allow ride-for-hire app to provide service to and from SFO, the first such deal in California and second in the nation. Also: Intel kicks off Silicon Valley earnings season.

#Innovate, Market News

7 Apple Rumors; Which Will Prove True?

Apple’s next big event is coming up Oct. 16 in Cupertino, and the tech giant is expected to let us see the baby: its latest tablet.

#Innovate

San Bernardino County Website Lists Personalized Election Info

With the new application, registered voters can get their registration status, polling place location, which districts they’re eligible to vote in, and other personalized information, said registrar Michael Scarpello.

Market News

Women Fall Back in Tech Industry, and the Reasons Aren’t Entirely Clear

When Microsoft chief executive Satya Nadella said last week that women needn’t ask for raises but should trust in the system to get the pay they deserved, a firestorm of reaction ignited around the issues of unequal pay for men and women and the gender gap in the technology industry.

Sponsor Updates

Case Study: California Department of Corrections SAP migration

Sponsored by HP

As part of a broader strategic plan to drive efficiencies within its IT operations, the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) …

Bids & Contracts

Sacramento County Wants Online System for Campaign Disclosures

The county is seeking a vendor to provide an electronic filing and management system where candidates’ can upload forms, statements and applications.

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State IT

Franchise Tax Board CIO Cathy Cleek Talks Goals, Future Projects

With the Enterprise Data to Revenue project more than half done, Franchise Tax Board CIO Cathy Cleek is looking toward the next wave of projects.

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