• President Obama Outlines Tech Plan for Smarter, More Innovative Government; California Confiscates Smart Phones

    July 10th, 2013 by admin Categories: Blogs Tags: , , , ,
    President Obama Outlines Tech Plan for Smarter, More Innovative Government; California Confiscates Smart Phones

    Nice story and video from the The White House today: This morning, the President held a meeting with his Cabinet and senior officials to lay out his vision for building a better, smarter, faster government over the course of his second term. During the meeting, […]

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    TechLeader.TV with Adrian Farley, CIO, California Department of Justice; August 9, 2012; 11:30 AM PT

    July 26th, 2012 by admin Categories: Blogs Tags: , , , , , , , ,
    TechLeader.TV with Adrian Farley, CIO, California Department of Justice; August 9, 2012; 11:30 AM PT

    Next Program with Adrian Farley Chief Information Officer State of California Department of Justice Live Webcast Hosted By John Thomas Flynn with Special Guest Adrian Farley DOJ CIO Appointed by California Attorney General Kamala Harris just six months ago we will discuss Adrian’s first six […]

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    Flynn Testifies at Little Hoover Commission on Governor’s Re-Org Plan; Calls it the Looming Threat to State IT Investment

    May 1st, 2012 by admin Categories: Blogs Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , ,
    Flynn Testifies at Little Hoover Commission on Governor’s Re-Org Plan; Calls it the Looming Threat to State IT Investment

    Your TechLeader.TV host held nothing back as he testified on April 24, 2012 before the Little Hoover Commission, California’s “good Government”,  independent state oversight agency that was created a half century ago. The Commission’s mission is to investigate state government operations and – through reports, […]

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    Gov. Brown Re-Org Plan, Including Cal Tech Agency Downgrade, Scheduled for Little Hoover Commission Review April 23-25

    April 12th, 2012 by admin Categories: Blogs Tags: , , , , , , , ,
    Gov. Brown Re-Org Plan, Including Cal Tech Agency Downgrade, Scheduled for Little Hoover Commission Review April 23-25

    The Little Hoover Commission (LHC) will take up its statutory obligations later this month to review and make recommendations on Governor Brown’s proposed government reorganization plan which was submitted to the LHC on March 30, 2012. The way California government re-org’s work, LHC has until […]

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    Speculation Over, Brown Formally Initiates Plan to Downgrade California Technology Agency

    April 3rd, 2012 by admin Categories: Blogs Tags: , , , , , , ,
    Speculation Over, Brown Formally Initiates Plan to Downgrade California Technology Agency

    Over the last month or so, there has been some speculation that Jerry Brown’s FY2012-13 budget plan which called for downgrading the State’s primary technology organization was going away. After all the Agency Secretary has been recently confirmed (though somewhat awkwardly) by the Senate Rules […]

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    Wonder where that Universal Service fee on your phone bill goes? Free cell phones for those on Welfare

    February 9th, 2012 by admin Categories: Blogs Tags: , , , , , ,
    Wonder where that Universal Service fee on your phone bill goes? Free cell phones for those on Welfare

    In an era where our Governor is confiscating state employee cell phones in a misguided attempt to save money, the Federal government is providing free cell phones and service to folks on welfare. The program euphemistically dubbed “Lifeline” has, not unsurprisingly, doubled to $1.6 billion […]

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    Telework for State Employees could save billions – but don’t hold your breath

    August 30th, 2011 by admin Categories: Blogs Tags: , , , ,
    Telework for State Employees could save billions – but don’t hold your breath

    As TechLeader.TV has often pointed out, state employee telework, working from home a few days per week, could have immediate and significant savings financially as well as environmentally. A new study referenced today by Jon Ortiz points this out in his State Worker column: Study: […]

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    Governor Brown Apparently Pulls Plug on New State IT Project Funding; He’s not just after your cell phone this time.

    August 8th, 2011 by admin Categories: Blogs Tags: , , , , , , , , ,
    Governor Brown Apparently Pulls Plug on New State IT Project Funding; He’s not just after your cell phone this time.

    A potentially game changing development for the State of California IT community, both government and vendor, was apparently overlooked last week, perhaps due to all the hubbub over TechLeader.TV’s new fall season which opened last week with a Webcast on Identity Management & Social Networking […]

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    Ramos Era Begins

    July 15th, 2011 by admin Categories: Blogs Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
    Ramos Era Begins

    This week Carlos Ramos formerly accepted the reins of office from Acting State CIO Christie Quinlan seen here reintroducing Carlos to the state IT infrastructure at a mobile command center at the California Technology Agency’s Public Safety Communications Office. Bill Maile, California Technology Agency Director […]

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    State of California Releases CalNet III RFI, initiating new multi-billion dollar Telecom Procurement

    February 25th, 2011 by admin Categories: Blogs Tags: , , , , , , ,
    State of California Releases CalNet III RFI, initiating new multi-billion dollar Telecom Procurement

    The much anticipated arrival of the huge, multi-billion dollar CalNet III telecommunication procurement finally has hit the streets. Previously heralded by California Technology Agency officials CTO Adrian Farley and Acting State CIO Christy Quinlan on the WWW.TechLeader.TV Webcast, the CalNet III RFI was issued this […]

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