• VOD AVAILABLE: TechLeader.TV Creator & Host John Thomas Flynn interviews California DMV Director Jean Shiomoto & Deputy Bernard Soriano, June 21, 2017

    June 23, 2017

    WATCH VOD BELOW Highlights: Driver’s License on smart phone coming with QR Code like a boarding pass. New Driver’s License System requires major RFP for a systems integrator in 2018/19. DMV Knows Big Data’s Value and earns $65 million from it. Federal REAL ID requires […]

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    WATCH TechLeader.TV with DMV Director Jean Shiomoto & CTO Bernard Soriano: 11:30 AM PT. JUN 21, 2017

    June 16, 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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    California Medi-Cal Fraud Award – from Oncore to First Data to Oncore: The Bizzare World of State Procurement

    June 16, 2017

    In one of the more curious procurements in recent history Oncore Consulting with Pondera and Lexis-Nexis has won the Medi-Cal Program Integrity Data Analytics (MPIDA) bid to aggressively pursue Medi-Cal fraud in California. It’s the second time the state issued an Intent to Award to […]

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    FY 2018 IT Budget By Agency and Project

    June 15, 2017

    Here’s a link to the new FY2018 budget which shows the total information technology each agency/department. The breakdown highlights the IT priorities of the administration for the next Fiscal Year. It represents an increase of 1.7 percent from FY 2017. This figure is based on […]

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    DGS Releases ITMSA Intent to Award

    April 27, 2017

        The State of California Department of General Services Awards released its long anticipated intent to award IT Consulting Services Master Service Agreement yesterday to nearly 250 IT vendors. See who here.

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    California Department of Technology May Vendor Forum

    April 25, 2017

    Event:             CDT Vendor Forum Type:               Registration Required Audience:       CDT Vendors Recurring:       No Date :              5/22/2017 Time:              9:30 AM – 11:30 AM Description:   The California Department of Technology will provide the vendor community with valuable information on how their companies […]

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    California Department of Technology (CDT) publishes Agile guidance

    April 25, 2017

    Understanding Agile The California Department of Technology (CDT) is developing guidance and tools for state departments and agencies to leverage for their usage of agile practices. Click here o download Understanding Agile.

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    State Auditor reports UC Office of Pres hid $200 m in secret budget reserve; salaries & benefits too high; AND intentionally interfered with audit integrity.

    April 25, 2017

    Not exactly a clean bill of health… Maybe Napolitano can hire Linda Katehi to “fix” things. Funny how audits expose mismanagement. See BOE HIGHLIGHTS from State Auditor Report: Our audit of the University of California Office of the President’s budget and staffing processes revealed the […]

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    New bill to axe technology agency moves forward

    April 20, 2017

    Tardy April Fools’ Day! It’s Florida, not California. Sounds familiar though. California killed its Technology Agency in early 2012. One of Governor Browns first acts of his young, second administration. Unanimous approval in the House Appropriations Committee was a ‘disappointing’ development for agency leaders. The […]

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    New State Auditor report details flagrant misuse of disabled person parking placards. 35,000 active placards and plates issued to dead people.

    April 18, 2017

    DMV application and verification process inadequate and local law enforcement spotty. DMV has not canceled permanent placards for thousands of individuals who are likely deceased. Although DMV performs a monthly match between state vital records and permanent placard holders, it does not do so with […]

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    TechLeader.TV Creator & Host John Thomas Flynn interviews Keith Tresh, Commander, California California Cyber Security Integration Center (Cal-CSIC), April 13, 2017

    April 18, 2017

    California Cyber Security Integration Center (Cal-CSIC) is a central organization for the analysis and sharing of cyber threat information. The Cal-CSIC houses multiple state and federal government partners to address real-time threats and vulnerabilities to California’s infrastructure.

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    Great Video: Snow removal from Donner Pass by the Union Pacific Railroad

    March 9, 2017

    Credit Found Maggie’s Farm, video of how global warming is removed from Donner Pass by the Union Pacific Railroad

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    IEEE ON H1B VISA SCAMS; A Program in President Trump’s Cross-hairs?

    March 8, 2017

    Every few weeks we read about another organization – Disney, UCSF, Southern California Edison telling their employees they had 90 days to train their replacements and leave: the replacements – foreigners on H1B Visas. THE IEEE ON H1B VISA SCAMS: “This is the real story […]

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    DEMOCRACY IN ACTION: LA Mayor Re-elected with 10% of registered voters

    March 8, 2017

    With 2 million registered voters and a population of 4 million in second largest U.S. city, LA Mayor Garcetti re-elected with just over 200,000 votes. LA Times oblivious headline: Garcetti wins reelection in landslide Worse…in the LA city council race in District 1 incumbent  Gil […]

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    WHAT???: Looks Like with ChiComs’ impending acquisition of Vizio they may inherit millions of US consumers TV viewing history and other personal information.

    March 8, 2017

    The Federal Trade Commission’s settlement with the soon-to-be Chinese owned Vizio over its egregious privacy violations of American consumers demonstrates this threat. The Irvine, California-based Vizio has sold over 11 million internet-connected “smart” TVs in the United States since 2010. Last year, the Chinese conglomerate […]

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    Get Ready for the State Cyber Resiliency Act: Congressional Bill Would Help Bailout State & Local Government Cybersecurity Funding Challenges

    March 3, 2017

    This may be good news for all those CISO’s with limited funds for security. [Congressional Representatives] introduced the State Cyber Resiliency Act, which would fund Federal Emergency Management Agency–administered grants for cybersecurity planning and implementation. “Despite the velocity of the threat, 80% of states lack […]

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    HIGHLIGHTS & VOD: TechLeader.TV Creator & Host John Thomas Flynn interviews Peter Liebert, California Chief Information Security Officer, FEB 23, 2017

    March 1, 2017

    Highlights: Comprehensive review of state security policies underway New scorecard coming: Cybersecurity Maturity Metrics to ascertain Departments’ level of security expertise Departments must breakout security spending in their IT Cost reports beginning in July 2017 16 Department Security audits completed. Findings… Governance Risk and Compliance […]

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    TechLeader.TV Creator & Host John Thomas Flynn interviews Peter Liebert, California Chief Information Security Officer, FEB 23, 2017

    February 27, 2017

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    Affirmative Action in Oakland for its Burgeoning Cannabis Industry

    January 30, 2017

    The year is still young but this story in SF Chronicle today sets a terribly high standard to beat in utterly, mind-blowing government foolishness. In fact, it reads like something in The Onion… Oakland race and equity official reviews cannabis industry My favorite parts: Her […]

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    State Auditor again issues warning on $910 million FI$CAL project

    January 5, 2017

    The California State Auditor today in her legislatively mandated annual FI$CAL review reported that the project “continues to face scheduling challenges, despite having significantly extended its schedule and increased its budget in its sixth Special Project Report (SPR) less than a year ago… That sixth […]

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