• WATCH TechLeader.TV with Major General Matthew P. Beevers, Assistant Adjutant General – Army, California National Guard DEC 14, 2017; 11:30 AM PT

    December 8, 2017

    If video doesn’t play go here: TechLeader.TV To watch may require Adobe Flash Player. This can be downloaded for free here: Flash Player. Adobe Flash Player is a free download for Windows and MacOS desktops and laptop computers. For iPad, iPhone running IOS please visit […]

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    TODAY: Webinar State IT Procurement Negotiations: Working Together to Reform and Transform; November 16, 11 AM PT

    November 16, 2017

    This webinar will detail a report released by the National Association of State Chief Information Officers (NASCIO) and the National Association of State Procurement Officials (NASPO). The publication is a joint roadmap for state IT procurement reform and process transformation, and is a product of the […]

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    GREAT QUESTION: Does It Ever Payoff to Protest a Government Bid Award?

    November 15, 2017

    Valuable Tips About State IT Bid Protests, including seven  Things to Consider Before You Initiate a Bid Protest: Does It Ever Payoff to Protest a Government Bid/Contract Award?

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    FCW Article: It’s Hard to Hack a Voting Machine. Or is this just Whistling past the Graveyard?

    November 15, 2017

    Why it’s harder than you think to hack a voting machine Despite the fear and hype, there are several obstacles that make the most direct form of tampering, altering vote counts, extremely difficult. However, a closer examination reveals that the most direct form of “hacking […]

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    SCHADE…California $69 billion (and counting) Bullet Train Goes Deutsche

    November 15, 2017

    Not exactly “Buy American”… In fact no American firm even bid. Who wrote the specs??? California Bullet Train Staff Recommend German Operator The agency overseeing California’s bullet train project recommended Friday that a U.S. subsidiary of a German rail company design and operate a train […]

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    WATCH with TechLeader.TV with PETER KELLY, CHIEF DEPUTY DIRECTOR, OSI, CWDS: NOV 30, 2017; 11:30 AM PT

    November 15, 2017

    If video doesn’t play go here: TechLeader.TV To watch may require Adobe Flash Player. This can be downloaded for free here: Flash Player. Adobe Flash Player is a free download for Windows and MacOS desktops and laptop computers. For iPad, iPhone running IOS please visit […]

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    CIO Governance Still a Challenge for Federal CIOs; States too?

    October 25, 2017

    Article below says it all; CIO governance still a challenge. I’m sure NASA is not the exception… Federal or State Little progress on IT governance, says NASA IG In 2013 NASA was told to tighten up its IT governance policies and give its CIO greater visibility […]

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    Over a 2 1/2 year period California DMV employees with unauthorized computer access were selling truck-driving licenses for bribes

    October 19, 2017

    DMV computer system accessed without authorization for 2 1/2 years to alter license records: Two state Department of Motor Vehicle workers have been charged in federal court in Sacramento with taking bribes to alter DMV computer records to provide truck-driving licenses to people who had […]

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    DMV Bid Opportunities

    October 4, 2017

    17-309 Closed Circuit Television CCTV System STOCKTON DMV Event ID 17-309 Format/Type: Sell Event / RFx Published Date 09/18/2017  8:31AM PDT Dept: Department of Motor Vehicles Event Version 2 Event End Date: 10/04/2017  2:30PM PDT Description: Version #2:  Questions and Answers 17-309  Closed Circuit Television […]

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    Statewide Bid Opportunities

    October 4, 2017

    IFB 6016-2017 SATELLITE INFORMATION SYSTEM (OASIS) Published Date 08/16/2017  2:31PM PDT Dept: Office of Emergency Services Event End Date: 12/01/2017 12:00PM PST Description: INVITATION FOR BID (IFB) IFB 6016-2017 FOR OPERATIONAL AREA SATELLITE INFORMATION SYSTEM (OASIS) SUPPORT SERVICES Contact Amy Snow Email:    amy.snow@state.ca.gov Pre Bid […]

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    DMV Major Current Projects

    October 4, 2017

        DMV Major Current Projects Department Project No. Description Budget Criticality IPOR rating Motor Vehicles, Department of 2740-190 Automated Knowledge Testing Expansion System $9,768,595 Medium No Report Available Motor Vehicles, Department of 2740-191 Centralized Customer Flow Management and Appointment System $17,862,420 High Red

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    Department of Motor Vehicles Actual 2016 & EST 2017 IT Spending

    October 4, 2017

    Department of Motor Vehicles Actual 2016 & EST 2017 IT Spending Department Name / Org Code:  As of March 2017 FY 2015-16 FY 2016-17 Actual Estimated Cost shown in thousands  New  Renewal/ Maintenance  New  Renewal/ Maintenance 1.  Software  $  479.0  $ 6,258.0  $2,296.0  $ 6,836.9 […]

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    Job Opportunities: Private Sector Jobs Calling on the State of California & State of California Jobs

    October 4, 2017

        Private Sector Jobs Calling on the State of California Teradata: http://job-openings.monster.com/v2/job/view?JobID=cf7abda4-88cf-4ba2-8551-fa7f864f8d53   Salesforce.com http://job-openings.monster.com/v2/job/view?JobID=85a9a881-277c-4c34-a07d-3a837427df3d   Xerox https://www.linkedin.com/jobs/view/359424000/   HP https://www.linkedin.com/jobs/view/423633772/   Public Consulting Group https://www.dice.com/jobs/detail/Director-Public-Consulting-Group%2C-Inc.-Sacramento-CA-94203/RTL111231/2799?icid=sr131-5p&q=&l=Sacramento,%20CA   Infor http://job-openings.monster.com/Account-Manager-Sr-Public-Sector-Rancho-Cordova-CA-US-Jobs-at-Infor/31/466e6c22-5b9b-4c1d-b3c1-b97d4d7bf686   State of California Job Opportunities Child Welfare Digital Services FI$CAL

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    DMV Key Contacts

    October 4, 2017

          CIO Rico Rubiono rrubiono@dmv.ca.gov   Chief of Staff Shannon Walling swalling@dmv.ca.gov   ISO Rayfield Scott rayfield.scott@dmv.ca.gov   Computer Operations Mark DeLaPena mdelapena@dmv.ca.gov   Print/Production Support Services Group Raul Roa rroa@dmv.ca.gov   Data Base Administration Group Mark Cuomo  mark.cuomo@dmv.ca.gov   Project Portfolio Group […]

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    Courtesy of Weekly World News

    October 4, 2017

       

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    LGBT Travel Bans Courtesy of Statewide Research, 2017 The Pew Charitable Trust

    October 4, 2017

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    Reporter Bio’s

    October 4, 2017

          Christopher Millard is a reporter for TLTVnews, a freelance writer, music publicist and cultural critic. Since 2012, he’s been a voice for San Jose’s music scene, and has served as musical director for Hollywood North Studios in San Jose. He currently writes for CBS Local […]

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    What are State CIO’s Paid? Is there a CIO Gender Wage Gap?

    October 3, 2017

    Let’s admit upfront that our analysis was not foolproof. But according to the California Department of Technology (CDT) website there are 112 CIO’s in state government. This number includes Agency Information Officers (AIO) as well, who are the Cabinet Agency CIO. In addition several AIO’s […]

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    State Security Scorecard Astounding Improvements Labeled a Team Effort

    October 3, 2017

    It cannot be overstated just how grim things looked back in February 2016 after a blistering Legislative Hearing before the Assembly Select Committee on Cybersecurity eventually leading to significant changes in state CISO office leadership. It was apparent at the time that there was not […]

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    As California Medi-Cal Fraud Bid Awaits Final Approval, What Challenges Lie Ahead?

    October 3, 2017

    After nearly a year and a half of delays brought on by obscure procurement technicalities and small business preference scoring the Medi-Cal Program Integrity Data Analytics (MPIDA) program seems poised at last to move forward. Nearly 71 percent of all health care spending is paid […]

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