• 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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    Video: Amazon’s first drone-powered delivery takes 13 minutes order to delivery!

    December 15, 2016

    Story here.

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    Uber’s Big Data Surprise

    December 12, 2016

    REVEALNEWS: Uber’s lack of security regarding its customer data was resulting in Uber employees being able to track high profile politicians, celebrities, and even personal acquaintances of Uber employees, including ex-boyfriends/girlfriends, and ex-spouses,   Uber said it protects you from spying. Security sources say otherwise

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    REMEMBER: Shop at Amazon from this site; Support TechLeader.TV and our Troops

    November 24, 2016

    THANKS TO ALL THE TECHLEADER.TV VISITORS WHO’VE BEEN USING THIS LINK TO SHOP VIA AMAZON ON THIS SITE. It doesn’t cost you any more, helps support our site, and half goes to the Wounded Warrior Project. Use the Shop Amazon button in the tool bar […]

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    California Medi-Cal Fraud Analytics Bid and Procurement Reform – Case Study II

    November 23, 2016

    California Medi-Cal Fraud Analytics Bid and Procurement Reform – Case Study I The issue of State of California IT procurement reform has been a steadily recurring theme, since, well…in all probability since there have been IT procurements, in particular where large, complex IT project procurements […]

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    California Medi-Cal Fraud Analytics Bid and Procurement Reform – Case Study I

    November 23, 2016

    It’s heartening to see that the Calif DHCS has re-released their Request for Proposal (RFP) for its $40 million Medi-Cal Program Integrity Data Analytics II Program and technical proposals are due next week, with cost proposals due next month. California’s Medi-Cal (also known as Medicaid) program provides […]

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    Shadowing Oracle CEO Mark Hurd at OpenWorld & His 2025 Predictions

    September 28, 2016

    Great story. Business Insider reporter Julie Bort spent … a full day shadowing Hurd last week at OpenWorld as he met with customers, analysts, and others on the biggest day of the conference. During the week, Hurd met with nearly 500 people either in one-on-one […]

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    Yahoo Hacking: A lesson for state government as well when it comes to security and IT spending priorities…

    September 28, 2016

    Key point: Google hired hundreds of security engineers with six-figure signing bonuses, invested hundreds of millions of dollars in security infrastructure and adopted a new internal motto, “Never again,” to signal that it would never again allow anyone — be they spies or criminals — […]

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    VOD: TechLeader.TV with Scott Gregory, California Department of Technology, Deputy Director, Office of Digital Innovation & GIO, SEPT 21, 2016

    September 23, 2016

    Highlights:    

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    NY Times Reports CalPERS Keeps Two Sets of Books

    September 21, 2016

    Troubling story about state’s pension plan: It turns out that Calpers, which managed the little pension plan, keeps two sets of books: the officially stated numbers, and another set that reflects the “market value” of the pensions that people have earned. The second number is […]

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    I’ve heard of a new department getting a new computer system, but never a computer system getting a new department… Welcome to FI$CAL’s World

    September 21, 2016

    Two very significant, and very ironic, IT related events have drawn TechLeader.TV’s interest over the last month or so. Both are related to the state’s mega-project FI$CAL, the cleverly phonetic acronym for the $840 million Financial Information System for California. The project now in its […]

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    State of California Decides to “Find a New Way” to Generate Citizen Engagement in Solving Government Challenges

    September 13, 2016

    California is embarking on a Crowdsourcing program whereby projects, ideas and solutions to solving state government challenges (and they are legion) are going to be solicited from all Californians, perhaps from outside California as well, probably through an online community. I suppose the intent for […]

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