• SacBee Joins the CyberSecurity Pile-On at the State of California

    August 25th, 2015 by admin Categories: Blogs Tags: , , ,
    SacBee Joins the CyberSecurity Pile-On at the State of California

    In harsh terms, Sacbee provides details: Social Security numbers, medical information, more data at risk Cites inadequate oversight by technology department More than a third of IT officials did not understand all requirements in security standards The audit also recommends the Legislature require the technology […]

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    State CIO Letter to BOE/CROS Officials Explains Reasoning for Delaying Project

    July 16th, 2015 by admin Categories: Blogs Tags: , , , , , , , , ,
    State CIO Letter to BOE/CROS Officials Explains Reasoning for Delaying Project

    It appears that the rationale for the State CIO to delay BOE’s Centralized Revenue Opportunity System (CROS) Project, preventing CROS officials from releasing their RFP earlier this month as they had planned, was the lack of a “master schedule”.  As State CIO Carlos Ramos wrote: […]

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    State Controller introduces website to track government spending…but not state government spending???

    September 8th, 2014 by admin Categories: Blogs Tags: , ,
    State Controller introduces website to track government spending…but not state government spending???

    SacBee’s Jon Ortiz reports that the state’s  chief financial officer, John Chiang, today unveiled a new website which tracks local government spending in California. But where is the state government spending analysis??? Though the new information is rudimentary with no ability to  drill down to […]

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    California Pols up to old Tricks when it comes to Pension Overhaul Ballot Wording

    January 12th, 2012 by admin Categories: Blogs Tags: , , , , ,
    California Pols up to old Tricks when it comes to Pension Overhaul Ballot Wording

    Democrat Kamala Harris has continued the time honored tradition of California Attorneys General, choosing the most tendentious “wording” for the official description of pension reform ballot measures her office is charged with issuing. The Sacramento-based California Pension Reform is the group promoting the measures. According […]

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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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    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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    I guess Governor Brown wasn’t kidding: State issues formal cell phone confiscation rules

    January 31st, 2011 by admin Categories: Blogs Tags: , , , , , ,
    I guess Governor Brown wasn’t kidding: State issues formal cell phone confiscation rules

    Jon Ortiz’ State Worker Blog in the Bee today reports that the California Department of Finance has come up with the guidelines to be used by the various 130-odd state departments to comply with Gov. Jerry Brown’s executive order to eliminate half of state-issued cell […]

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