• TechLeader.TV with Guest Deborah Rose, Director, Office of Systems Intergration, California HHS Agency, November 15, 2012, 11:30 AM PT

    November 6th, 2012 by admin Categories: Blogs Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
    TechLeader.TV with Guest Deborah Rose, Director, Office of Systems Intergration, California HHS Agency, November 15, 2012, 11:30 AM PT

    Next Program with Deborah Rose Director, Office of Systems Integration California Health & Human Services Agency Live Webcast Hosted By John Thomas Flynn with Special Guest Deborah Rose Director, OSI Deborah (Debbie) Rose was appointed to the position of Director for the Office of Systems […]

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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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    State Senate Holds Up Approval of Technology Agency Secretary Carlos Ramos’ Appointment, Questions Governor Brown’s Reorganization Proposal

    February 2nd, 2012 by admin Categories: Blogs Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,
    State Senate Holds Up Approval of Technology Agency Secretary Carlos Ramos’ Appointment, Questions Governor Brown’s Reorganization Proposal

    Sen. Darrell Steinberg chaired a hearing of his Senate Rules Committee yesterday on the confirmation of State CIO and Secretary of the new California Technology Agency Carlos Ramos. In a somewhat unanticipated move, apparently to Carlos as well, the appointment confirmation was “put over”, or […]

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    U.S. DOJ’s $356 million Integrated Network a flop

    January 27th, 2012 by admin Categories: Blogs Tags: , , , , ,
    U.S. DOJ’s $356 million Integrated Network a flop

    Federal law enforcement agencies attempted to integrate legacy, non-interoperable radios after 9/11 with “minimal success”: After 9/11, three federal law enforcement agencies planned a massive project to replace a mishmash of aging and obsolete radios used by thousands of federal agents. A decade and $356 […]

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    State Auditor: FI$CAL on the Border of Oblivion?

    January 12th, 2012 by admin Categories: Blogs Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , ,
    State Auditor: FI$CAL on the Border of Oblivion?

    The SacBee’s State Worker columnist and TechLeader.TV friend Jon Ortiz weighs in today with a story about the State Auditor again ripping FI$CAL, the state’s new $1.6 billion financial system modernization project at the Department of Finance. However, I want to take issue with certain findings […]

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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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    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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    State CIO Ramos Reorganizes the California Tech Agency and Introduces New Team

    September 9th, 2011 by admin Categories: Blogs Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
    State CIO Ramos Reorganizes the California Tech Agency and Introduces New Team

    State CIO Ramos reorganizes the California Technology Agency (TA) and formally unveils his new team; DGS Director Klass pours cold water on any TA plan for assuming IT Procurement operational role; Assemblywoman Buchanan provides California Budget Deficit primer. TechAmerica and Input held their 7th Annual […]

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    Hold onto your socks, CalPERS new Computer System to Go-LIVE September 19, 2011: Expect some delays…

    August 31st, 2011 by admin Categories: Blogs Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,
    Hold onto your socks, CalPERS new Computer System to Go-LIVE September 19, 2011: Expect some delays…

    Hold onto your socks, CalPERS new Computer System to Go-LIVE September 19, 2011: Expect some delays and inconvenience during conversion process beginning Friday September 2nd. If you are one of the 1.6 million Californians whose pension and health benefits are managed by CalPERS, and you […]

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    L’il Hoover BombShell??: Courts Case Mgmt System looking like another Oracle Debacle, says State Auditor

    August 27th, 2011 by admin Categories: Blogs Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,
    L’il Hoover BombShell??: Courts Case Mgmt System looking like another Oracle Debacle, says State Auditor

    State Auditor Elaine Howle dropped a bombshell at the beginning of her Little Hoover Commission (LHC) testimony Thursday August 25th comparing the massive, problem-plagued $1.8 billion Court Case Management System (CCMS) to the state’s 2001 Oracle licensing scandal. With all but a few of the […]

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