• California Office of Systems Integration Releases Pre-Solicitation RFP for CalHEERS System Development, Maintenance and Operations

    April 3, 2018

    On March 29, 2018, California’s Office of Systems Integration (OSI), on behalf of the California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) and Covered California, released (on Cal eProcure) a Pre-Solicitation Request for Proposal (RFP) #32323 for System Development, Maintenance and Operations (SDMO) services for the California Healthcare Eligibility, Enrollment and Retention System (CalHEERS). […]

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    DATELINE APRIL 1, 2018: CALIFORNIA MODERATE SPEED RAIL (MSR)

    April 2, 2018

    DATELINE APRIL 1, 2018: CALIFORNIA MODERATE SPEED RAIL (MSR)   Following the recent release of the California bullet train’s 2018 business plan calling for lower speeds, Governor Jerry Brown today announced that his flagship infrastructure initiative, California High Speed Rail (HSR), would forthwith be rechristened […]

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    BRAVE NEW WORLD: Dating apps tracking your Internet behavior, overnight locations; Ins companies track your fast food habits

    March 23, 2018

    Pretty scary, huh: Imagine a hyper-connected world where dating applications build 800-page profiles or your Internet behavior and taste in love interests, or track your one night stands based on the overnight location of your cell phone. Or, what if health insurance companies gathered information […]

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    Gov Brown Taps County Welfare IT Leader Dan Kalamaras for New Director of Office of Systems Integration (OSI)

    March 13, 2018

    Governor Brown Announces Appointments SACRAMENTO – Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments:     Dan Kalamaras, 51, of Gold River, has been appointed director of the Office of Systems Integration at the California Health and Human Services Agency. Kalamaras has been […]

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    VOD: TechLeader.TV with Marybel Batjer, Secretary, CalGovOps; FEB 22, 2018

    February 28, 2018

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    VOD: WATCH TechLeader.TV with Carla Simmons, CIO, California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services, FEB 1, 2018

    February 7, 2018

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    Sacramento Drone Symposium; Late Spring 2018; Call for Participation & Presentations

    February 1, 2018

    TechLeader.TV is announcing the launch of the Sacramento Drone Symposium, an education forum to inform government and industry alike as to business challenges and potentially effective use of unmanned systems technology (UST) throughout the public sector environment particularly in the State of California. California public […]

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    WATCH TechLeader.TV with Marybel Batjer, Secretary, CalGovOps; FEB 22, 2018; 11:30 AM PT

    January 25, 2018

    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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    FORGET IT, JACK. IT’S SACRAMENTO: California lawmakers will pursue a constitutional amendment to add a surcharge on California companies that get Trump’s corporate tax cut.

    January 18, 2018

    But of course. A pair of California lawmakers want to claw back some of steep tax cuts that corporations will receive under the federal tax overhaul signed last month by President Donald Trump. Democratic Assemblymen Kevin McCarty of Sacramento and Phil Ting of San Francisco […]

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    IN THE WORDS OF GHR – GOOD LORD: Riots at California State Hospital over Access to Internet Child Porn

    January 17, 2018

    FORGET IT, JACK. IT’S CALIFORNIA California’s Coalinga State Hospital houses about 1,300 patients, most of whom are sexually violent predators. At least 200 Coalinga patients have been involved with the possession or transmission of child pornography and there are typically two or three new child […]

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    Workplace Harassment Charges: First Hollywood, then the Media, State Legislatures, Congress and even government CIO’s not immune…

    January 5, 2018

    State college settles sexual misconduct case with $325,000 award. When Jay Boisseau abruptly resigned in 2014 after 12 years of building the University of Texas’ supercomputing center into an international powerhouse, school officials gave no reason for his departure. The university made no public announcement […]

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    TechLeader.TV 2018 Predictions for State of California

    January 5, 2018

    DHCS’ data analytics investigation of fraud in California’s $120 Billion annual Medi-Cal Program will be so successful,  uncovering such an astounding level of improper state healthcare provider claims payments, that they may be embarrassed to publicize results. State Auditor follows up her devastating 2015 state […]

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    Legal Recreational Marijuana in California began yesterday January 1, 2018; What can go wrong?

    January 2, 2018

    With all the basic ingredients: Multiple often conflicting State & local licensing, tax and regulatory hurdles… Multiple AND incomplete State & local IT deployments to track licensing, manufacture, distribution, and sale… Multiple state jurisdictional challenges with Departments of Public Health, Food & Ag and Consumer […]

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    SpaceX has now successfully landed 20 rockets. This is also the company’s 13th supply mission to the International Space Station.

    December 16, 2017

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

    December 15, 2017

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    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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