• CIO (Career is Over) Responsible for VW’s Cheating Software to Fool Emissions Testing??

    April 27, 2016

    Apparently, there’s a CIO  who is at the center of the emissions testing scandal at Volkswagen A PowerPoint presentation was prepared by a top technology executive at Volkswagen in 2006, laying out in detail how the automaker could cheat on emissions tests in the United […]

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    VOD: TechLeader.TV with Chris Cruz, Chief Deputy Director, Department of Technology; April 14, 2016

    April 16, 2016

    Highlights: CalCloud IBM Contract Spending; CalCloud Status & Update; Disaster Recovery/Storage Bid Coming; Getting your company on the vendor Advisory Committee; Big News – OTech Receives “No Deficiencies” Finding from IRS & Social Security Security Audits, Awaits FedRamp approval; and more  

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    Feds Identify Security Flaws in California Health Insurance Exchange resulting from Employee Union Rules

    April 8, 2016

    Covered California sites union rules as preventing background checks on their employees handling confidential information, a security shortcoming identified by GAO. In California, a spokesman for the state’s exchange, Roy Kennedy, would not say how Covered California was addressing the problems, citing security concerns. He […]

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    TechLeader.TV with Chris Cruz, Deputy State CIO & Deputy Director, Department of Technology; April 14th, 11:30 AM PT

    April 4, 2016

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    VOD: TechLeader.TV with FTB CIO Cathy Cleek, MAR 30, 2016, 11:30 AM PT

    April 1, 2016

    Interview Highlights: EDR’s Huge 7-1 ROI, in the Billions; Plans for EDR2 beginning with a Business Problem Analysis bid in April 2016; Plan for EDR 2 Bid – Expect four year procurement – YIKES! Other Bids: VOIP, Internal Network Infrastructure; Plus new Mobile apps for […]

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    Advanced Onion to Present at Insider Threat Summit, March 29-30, Monterey, CA

    March 24, 2016

    The focus of the Insider Threat Summit is to discuss personnel security issues including cyber security challenges and capabilities, continuous evaluation of privileged identities and ethical physical security considerations. A heightened awareness of insider threats due to numerous newsworthy attacks and unauthorized leaks has brought us together for […]

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    WATCH TechLeader.TV with FTB CIO Cathy Cleek, MAR 30, 2016, 11:30 AM PT

    March 24, 2016

    If video doesn’t play go here: TechLeader.TV To watch requiresAdobe 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 the iTunes […]

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    Could this Legislation be the death knell for Sacramento’s IT business development consultants?

    March 22, 2016

    New legislation AB1200 apparently would require that contractor consultants hired by IT vendors to help win state procurements would now have to register as lobbyists. For as long as anyone can remember business development or procurement consultants have been placed on retainer by IT companies […]

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    Oncore Consulting with Pondera and Lexis-Nexis Win California Medi-Cal Fraud Award

    March 16, 2016

    The Medi-Cal Program Integrity Data Analytics (MPIDA) procurement team today announced an award to Oncore Consulting of Folsom, CA.  The purpose of the MPIDA program is to detect and link fraud schemes in the Medi-Cal environment. It is expected that the Oncore team will produce […]

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    State CIO Carlos Ramos Leaving Post; Amy Tong Named Acting State CIO

    March 16, 2016

    Apparently the fallout from State Chief Security Officer Michele Robinson’s disastrous appearance before the Assembly Select Committee on Cybersecurity on February 24th continues. This morning State CIO Ramos informed his staff at the Department of Technology that he was stepping down. This occurs just one […]

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    Alert: California Chief Security Officer Leaving Post

    March 7, 2016

    In an email this morning to her colleagues, State CISO Michele Robinson announced she would not longer be serving as CISO. Few details were included. Undoubtedly, this action is the direct result of the withering Legislative Hearing on February 24th before the Assembly Select Committee […]

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    TechLeader.TV with California DMV Director Jean Shiomoto & Deputy Bernard Soriano, March 7, 2016

    March 5, 2016

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    Better late than never. California finally implements $98 million database of registered voters.

    March 1, 2016

    Last state to do so… A single, instantly updated list of registered voters in California became reality on Monday, as two final counties plugged in to an electronic database mandated by a federal law enacted in the wake of the contentious 2000 presidential campaign. In other […]

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    NASCIO Issues Call for State IT Procurement Reform. It Should Begin with State CIO…

    February 28, 2016

    With half of state CIO’s unhappy with their state IT  procurement processes, and 70% of vendors with same sentiments, it’s not surprising to hear calls AGAIN for reform. However, it would be interesting to see how many State CIO’s actually are responsible for IT procurement. […]

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    What Role Should Silicon Valley Play in Fighting Terrorism?

    February 25, 2016

    Great Story: On Friday, January 8, several high-level officials from the Obama administration—including the attorney general, the White House chief of staff, and the directors of the FBI and the NSA—met at a federal office in San Jose with senior executives from Facebook, Twitter, Microsoft, […]

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    What does the State of California Spend on Cybersecurity?

    February 23, 2016

    For as long as I’ve been in Sacramento I’ve been requesting actual figures on what the state spends annually on IT. In 1996 when I was appointed the state’s first CIO by Governor Wilson I was told by the Department of Finance that they did […]

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    Gigamon Exhibitor at INTERFACE Sacramento February 26, 2016

    February 23, 2016

    INTERFACE Sacramento 2016 February 26, 2016 | Sacramento Convention Center It’s critical to stay current with the technology that runs your organization and secures your operational infrastructure. INTERFACE addresses these IT issues through informative, non-sales oriented, educational seminars customized to the specific needs of the […]

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    Different Perspective on California Vendor Scorecard: Why Only Blame the Vendor??

    February 23, 2016

    This thoughtful comment in response to TLTV’s post regarding the new Contractor Performance Evaluation Scorecard is worth highlighting. Additional comments welcome… CPES is significantly flawed and may result in legal action against the State. Rather than seek to improve project/contract performance for the State it […]

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    TechLeader.TV with Jean Shiomoto, Director & Bernard Soriano, Deputy Director, California DMV ; MAR 7, 2016; 11:30 AM PT

    February 23, 2016

    Next Program March 7, 2016 with Jean Shiomoto Director, California DMV & Bernard Soriano Deputy Director, California DMV Live Webcast Hosted By John Thomas Flynn Topics to be discussed will include:   Business-Technology Alignment DMV 2016-2017 Technology Portfolio Customer Service, Technology & Social Media Significant New Legislation […]

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    New Agency Information Officer at California Food & Agriculture

    February 22, 2016

    Our ol’ friend of DOIT, Mary Winkley, begins today as the new Agency Information Officer for the Department of Food and Agriculture. Previously, Mary served as Deputy Director, Consulting and Planning Division at the California Department of technology. Prior to that she was deputy secretary […]

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