• 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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    WATCH with TechLeader.TV with PETER KELLY, CHIEF DEPUTY DIRECTOR, OSI, CWDS: JAN 25, 2018; 11:30 AM PT

    November 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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    CIO Governance Still a Challenge for Federal CIOs; States too?

    October 25, 2017

    Article below says it all; CIO governance still a challenge. I’m sure NASA is not the exception… Federal or State Little progress on IT governance, says NASA IG In 2013 NASA was told to tighten up its IT governance policies and give its CIO greater visibility […]

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    Over a 2 1/2 year period California DMV employees with unauthorized computer access were selling truck-driving licenses for bribes

    October 19, 2017

    DMV computer system accessed without authorization for 2 1/2 years to alter license records: Two state Department of Motor Vehicle workers have been charged in federal court in Sacramento with taking bribes to alter DMV computer records to provide truck-driving licenses to people who had […]

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    DMV Bid Opportunities

    October 4, 2017

    17-309 Closed Circuit Television CCTV System STOCKTON DMV Event ID 17-309 Format/Type: Sell Event / RFx Published Date 09/18/2017  8:31AM PDT Dept: Department of Motor Vehicles Event Version 2 Event End Date: 10/04/2017  2:30PM PDT Description: Version #2:  Questions and Answers 17-309  Closed Circuit Television […]

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    Statewide Bid Opportunities

    October 4, 2017

    IFB 6016-2017 SATELLITE INFORMATION SYSTEM (OASIS) Published Date 08/16/2017  2:31PM PDT Dept: Office of Emergency Services Event End Date: 12/01/2017 12:00PM PST Description: INVITATION FOR BID (IFB) IFB 6016-2017 FOR OPERATIONAL AREA SATELLITE INFORMATION SYSTEM (OASIS) SUPPORT SERVICES Contact Amy Snow Email:    amy.snow@state.ca.gov Pre Bid […]

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