• NEW BID OPPORTUNITY: California Department of Technology releases IFB for Modernizing Existing Fiber Optic Network Infrastructure

    September 13, 2017

    IFB 17-2086329 Description: Single Mode Optical Fiber – The purpose of this Invitation for Bid (IFB) is to solicit vendors to provide the California Department of Technology (hereinafter referred to as Department of Technology or “State”) with Single Mode Optical Fibers and services described herein. […]

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    Security Alert from State of California – Fraudulent activity aimed at State of California Vendor/Bidder Community

    September 12, 2017

    September 12, 2017 The Department of General Services (DGS) has been alerted to activity aimed at defrauding state of California agencies and the vendor and bidder community. These activities include but are not limited to: Issuance of fraudulent purchase orders (PO) being sent from what […]

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    JOB OPPORTUNITIES: CWDS Seeks Scrum Master and Project Management Lead

    September 8, 2017

    Child Welfare Digital Services CWDS Seeks Scrum Master and Project Management Lead Child Welfare Digital Services is hiring a Scrum Master and Project Management Lead (both positions classified as Senior Information Systems Analysts) to work in the Project Management Office (PMO). Learn more about the […]

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    Primary Take-Aways from Amy Tong’s Interview on TechLeader.TV Aug 31, 2017

    September 7, 2017

    California Officials say “No” to NASCIO attendance; Statewide Telecom leadership introduced; Calnet4 Plans; California’s Latest Cloud Strategy – CLOUD 3.0; Project Approval Lifecycle (PAL) update; Expect more CDT with consultant support Independent Project Oversight reports like the one on FI$CAL; Security compliance improvement involved hard […]

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    State of California IT Officials Will Not Attend NASCIO in October in Austin, TX; Victims of AB1887

    September 7, 2017

    It is with sorrow than more anger I report that no State of California IT officials will be attending the National Association of Chief Information Officers (NASCIO) Annual Conference in Austin, TX in October due to the state’s ban on state-funded and state-sponsored travel to […]

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    Capital Airshow Takes to the Skies This Weekend Featuring the Patriots Jet Team (No Tom Brady, However)

    September 6, 2017

    Sacramento County​ will present the 12th annual California Capital Airshow​ Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 9-10 at Mather Airport. This year’s event features the Patriots Jet Team as its headlining act. The six-jet, precision demonstration team features pilots who were formerly part of the U.S. Air […]

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    VOD: TechLeader.TV with California State CIO Amy Tong, AUG 31, 2017

    September 1, 2017

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    California Child Welfare Project Launches Nationwide Search for Project Director

    September 1, 2017

    With the recent internal promotion of its project director, Child Welfare Digital Services (CWDS) is recruiting to fill the key position that runs day-to-day operations overseeing the administrative and customer support functions of the project to replace California’s legacy child welfare system for county social […]

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    California’s Car Tax and Mother Nature May Combine for an Early Christmas Present for the Golden State – $4 a gallon Gas?

    September 1, 2017

    With California’s new Gas Tax of 12 cents a gallon kicking in this November and more than 15 percent of the nation’s refining capacity shut down in the wake of Hurricane Harvey, California drivers are in for a shock. Petroleum analysts predict that refinery disruption […]

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    Nothing New Here: State Auditor Blasts UC’s HR/Payroll Project; Costs Triple to nearly $1 Billion; $700 Million ROI Disappears

    August 24, 2017

    The State Auditor today released a new, devastating study focused on the University of California’s HR/Payroll Project UCPath: The projected cost of UCPath has more than tripled to an estimated $942 million and the Office of the President no longer expects to realize the original […]

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    Cybersecurity world faces ‘chronic shortage’ of qualified staff; It’s the number one security problem, according to analyst

    August 24, 2017

    The number one issue facing cybersecurity firms is a “chronic shortage” of qualified staff. That’s according to the founder of market analyst Cybersecurity Ventures, Steve Morgan. “The single biggest trend, globally, is that there are chronic work shortages of qualified cyber security staff. It’s an […]

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    California Health and Human Services Agency Announces New IT Appointments

    August 23, 2017

    The California Health and Human Services Agency (CHHS) today announced two key appointments at the Office of Systems Integration (OSI), Adam Dondro as agency information officer (AIO) and Tony Fortenberry as deputy director for the Child Welfare Digital Services (CWDS) project. Dondro will oversee the […]

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    WATCH Techleader.TV with California State CIO Amy Tong, AUG 31, 2017; 2:00PM – 2:45PM PT

    August 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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    California Office of Information Security has reported a startling improvement in departments’ Security compliance

    August 15, 2017

    California Department of Technology (CDT) Office of Information Security has reported a startling improvement in departments’ compliance with its Required Security Reporting Activities. Out of 101 departments required to file, a whopping 97 had submitted all required filings. Only a single department was determined to […]

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    Tanium Announces CONVERGE17, Annual Users Conference in SF, OCT 16-19. Special Government Pricing

    August 15, 2017

    Tanium is reaching out to extend an invite for CONVERGE17, the annual Tanium User Conference, taking place October 16-19 in San Francisco. There are tons of reasons to be excited about this year’s event- it would be great to have you join! This is the […]

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    VOD AVAILABLE: Techleader.TV’s C-Level Series: ‘2017 The Year of Ransomware’ with Veeam VP Danny Allan; AUG 10, 2017; 11:30 AM PT

    August 14, 2017

    WATCH VOD BELOW Highlights: Gavin Newsom Ransomware Episode. Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies facilitating ransomware? The Four Horsemen of the Security Apocalypse. Over 49 Million Records of Californians’ Personal Information breached 2016. Almost everything is vulnerable and can be compromised given time and the right resources. […]

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    FORESHADOWING THE DIGITAL PEARL HARBOR? U.S. Woefully Unprepared for a Blackout Like India’s: Analysis

    August 7, 2017

    This seems important: Two major blackouts last week left hundreds of millions of Indians in the dark. PM contributor Glenn Harlan Reynolds says despite its advanced grid, the U.S. needs major improvements in infrastructure and preparedness to be ready for a major power loss. Last […]

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    California lawmakers want to know race, ethnicity and sexual orientation of state lobbyists. Are state IT vendors next???

    July 22, 2017

    The Golden State: The heads of six caucuses in the California Legislature are asking lobbying firms to provide them with demographic data – including race, ethnicity, gender and openly gay or lesbian orientation – on their employees. A letter sent late last month to more […]

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    California: Preparing Students for the 21st Century – Chancellor says Eliminate Algebra

    July 22, 2017

    If it’s too hard for the dears, eliminate it… Eloy Ortiz Oakley, Chancellor of the California community college system, says: Algebra is one of the biggest hurdles to getting a high school or college degree — particularly for students of color and first-generation undergrads. It […]

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    TechLeader.TV Presents the C-Level Series: ‘2017 : The Year of Ransomware’ with Guest Veeam CTO & Vice President, Danny Allan; AUG 10, 2017; 11:30AM – 12:15PM

    July 20, 2017

    Introducing TLTV’s New C-Level Series: with Industry Leaders from the C Suite   2017: The Year of Ransomware with Guest Veeam Vice President Danny Allan  As Vice President at Veeam Software, Danny is responsible for envisioning, designing and delivering secure digital infrastructure solutions. He has […]

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