• Washington Lawmaker calls for State Medicaid System to Detect Fraud BEFORE payments, opposed by usual suspects

    February 7th, 2012 by admin Categories: Blogs Tags: , , , , , , ,
    Washington Lawmaker calls for State Medicaid System to Detect Fraud BEFORE payments, opposed by usual suspects

    Just like most states including California, Washington bases it Medicaid fraud prevention on a “pay and chase” model, instead of utilizing new technology analytics to detect fraud before paying out claims. It could save millions, in Caifornia billions, but like California, the Washington agency bureaucracy […]

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    Most outlandish rationale for a Tax Increase

    January 30th, 2012 by admin Categories: Blogs Tags: , , ,
    Most outlandish rationale for a Tax Increase

    Because before it’s enacted it will stimulate sales to avoid the tax! One could think this came from certain elected officials in California, or The White House; but no, it’s France: French President Nicolas Sarkozy has announced a hike of 1.6 percentage points in value-added […]

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    TechLeader.TV with Reggie Chappelle, CIO, California Highway Patrol, Jaunuary 25, 2012, 11:30 AM PT

    January 23rd, 2012 by admin Categories: Blogs Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
    TechLeader.TV with Reggie Chappelle, CIO, California Highway Patrol, Jaunuary 25, 2012, 11:30 AM PT

    Next Program with Reggie Chappelle Chief of the Information Management Division, and CIO of the California Highway Patrol Live Webcast Hosted By John Thomas Flynn with Special Guest Reggie Chappelle Chief, Information Management Division & CIO California Highway Patrol  TechLeader.TV will discuss the CHP $2 […]

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    A Classic from SacBee’s Dan Walters from his Live Chat today after Gov. Brown State of the State on CapitolAlert

    January 18th, 2012 by admin Categories: Blogs Tags: , , , ,
    A Classic from SacBee’s Dan Walters from his Live Chat today after Gov. Brown State of the State on CapitolAlert

    A question came up as to whether the part-time legislature ballot initiative was a good idea, and would it pass.  Dan responded with this classic line. [Italics mine] It’s like all the other one-shot nostrums for fixing governance in California – think term limits – […]

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    FI$CAL takes more hits from State Auditor

    January 11th, 2012 by admin Categories: Blogs Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,
    FI$CAL takes more hits from State Auditor

    Orange County Register reports that the State’s $1.6 billion computer system [is] beset  by woes: Five months before selecting a contractor, the state of California has already spent $62.6 million on a computer project that the state auditor says is beset by problems with staffing, […]

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    The State Budget Witching Hour Cometh

    November 9th, 2011 by admin Categories: Blogs Tags: , , , , ,
    The State Budget Witching Hour Cometh

    From JTF Monologue on TechLeader.TV  on November 8, 2011: The so-called Witching Hour from Macbeth, to Washington Irving, to Wall Street has invoked a dreadful anxiety in anticipation of supernatural events. But the State of California faces its own very real witching hour next month […]

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    TechLeader.TV with Carlos Ramos, Secretary, California Technology Agency & State CIO, September 21, 2011, 11:30 AM PT

    September 10th, 2011 by admin Categories: Blogs Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
    TechLeader.TV with Carlos Ramos, Secretary, California Technology Agency & State CIO, September 21, 2011, 11:30 AM PT

    Next Program with Carlos Ramos Secretary California Technology Agency & State CIO Live Webcast Hosted By John Thomas Flynn with Special Guest Carlos Ramos TechLeader.TV will explore the Ramos vision for State IT: What’s the 100 day plan; are more organizational changes ahead; what are […]

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    Highlights from Little Hoover Commission testimony today by California Technology Agency Secretary and State CIO Carlos Ramos

    August 25th, 2011 by admin Categories: Blogs Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
    Highlights from Little Hoover Commission testimony today by California Technology Agency Secretary and State CIO Carlos Ramos

    Carlos Ramos expressed his support today for AB2408 and answered that it was successfully working; however, Ramos seemed to equivocate somewhat on several key points. What I took away from the hearing was the following: For agencies/departments scheduled to migrate their data processing centers to […]

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    TechLeader.TV – Identity Management & Social Networking with Lee Mosbrucker, Enterprise Architect, California Technology Agency and Bernard Soriano, CIO, DMV; August 3, 2011; 11:30 AM PT

    August 2nd, 2011 by admin Categories: Blogs Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
    TechLeader.TV – Identity Management & Social Networking with Lee Mosbrucker, Enterprise Architect, California Technology Agency and Bernard Soriano, CIO, DMV; August 3, 2011; 11:30 AM PT

    Next Program Live Webcast Hosted By John Thomas Flynn with Special Guests Bernard Soriano CIO Department of Motor Vehicles Lee Mosbrucker Enterprise Architect California Technology Agency Topics include: Identity Management and the latest on the state’s Social Networking initiatives. TechLeader.TV will examine the State of […]

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    IT Vendor Open House for cost saving ideas a big hit.

    April 28th, 2011 by admin Categories: Blogs Tags: , , , , ,
    IT Vendor Open House for cost saving ideas a big hit.

    Some 26 companies enthusiastically took part in the State of California’s first IT Vendor Open House yesterday where they were given the opportunity to respond to the state’s request for budget saving IT initiatives. Acting State CIO Christy Quinlan had earlier remarked that, “The Technology […]

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