• Fed’s Digital Pearl Harbor Demands Appropriate State of California Action

    June 17th, 2015 by admin Categories: Blogs Tags: , , , , , , ,
    Fed’s Digital Pearl Harbor Demands Appropriate State of California Action

    Back in the late 1990’s when I was State CIO, our team at Department of Information Technology (DOIT) was responsible for addressing the “dreaded” Year 2000 issue affecting state computers systems. Led by longtime state employee Claudina Nevis DOIT oversaw the identification of, and mitigation […]

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    TechLeader.TV with Clark Kelso, California Prison Healthcare Receiver, APR 7, 2015, 11:30 AM PT

    March 18th, 2015 by admin Categories: Blogs Tags: , , , ,
    TechLeader.TV with Clark Kelso, California Prison Healthcare Receiver, APR 7, 2015, 11:30 AM PT

    Next Program with Clark Kelso California Prison Healthcare Receiver Live Webcast Hosted By John Thomas Flynn In 2008, Clark Kelso, was appointed Receiver overseeing the California prison healthcare system. The receiver’s job is to bring the level of medical care in California prisons to a […]

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    Quod erat demonstrandum: State Auditor Slams BreEZe Project, nearly 200 significant oversight concerns ignored

    February 12th, 2015 by admin Categories: Blogs Tags: , , , , , , ,
    Quod erat demonstrandum: State Auditor Slams BreEZe Project, nearly 200 significant oversight concerns ignored

    As TechLeader.TV reported recently, BreEZe isn’t EZ or a breeze. The State Auditor issued a report today which blasted the project’s planning, contracting, management and oversight: …the BreEZe project has been plagued with performance problems, significant delays, and escalating costs, which based on a January 2015 […]

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    Brown Introduces New 2015-2016 Budget: $250+ Billion. Where’s the $3-$5 billion in IT Spending?

    January 9th, 2015 by admin Categories: Blogs Tags: , , , , , , ,
    Brown Introduces New 2015-2016 Budget: $250+ Billion. Where’s the $3-$5 billion in IT Spending?

    Today, once again, the State of California is going through its traditional January ritual where the Governor unveils its huge annual budget, over $250 billion when you count all the state’s funding sources. Don’t be fooled by the Department of Finance’s budgetary legerdemain whereby only […]

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    TechLeader.TV with Davood Ghods, Chief of the Office of Technology Services (OTech); OCT 30, 2014 at 11:30 AM PT

    October 1st, 2014 by admin Categories: Blogs Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,
    TechLeader.TV with Davood Ghods, Chief of the Office of Technology Services (OTech); OCT 30, 2014 at 11:30 AM PT

    Next Program with Davood Ghods Chief Office of Technology Services (OTech) Live Webcast Hosted By John Thomas Flynn with Special Guest Davood Ghods Chief, OTech Davood oversees approximately 800 FTE’s within the OTech divisions of Operations, Engineering, Customer Delivery, Statewide Telecommunications and Network, Security Management, […]

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    TechLeader.TV with Guest Michele Robinson, CISO, State of California, July 24, 2014, 11:30 AM PT

    June 19th, 2014 by admin Categories: Blogs Tags: , , , , , , ,
    TechLeader.TV with Guest Michele Robinson, CISO, State of California, July 24, 2014, 11:30 AM PT

    Next Program with Michele Robinson Chief Information Security Officer Live Webcast Hosted By John Thomas Flynn with Special Guest Michele Robinson Michele Robinson is the California State Chief ISO at the California Information Security Office (CISO). CISO is an Office within the California Department of […]

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    TechLeader.TV with Guest John Boule, Director, Office of Systems Integration, CA HHS, MAY 22, 2014, 11:30 AM PT

    May 14th, 2014 by admin Categories: Blogs Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
    TechLeader.TV with Guest John Boule, Director, Office of Systems Integration, CA HHS, MAY 22, 2014, 11:30 AM PT

    Next Program with John Boule Director, Office of Systems Integration Live Webcast Hosted By John Thomas Flynn with Special Guest John Boule   Director, Office of Systems Integration California Health & Human Services Agency    OSI Director John Boule, the “billion dollar” man who oversees […]

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    Senate Oversight Office Claims State Controller Chiang Misled Legislature and Public about State Payroll Project

    August 12th, 2013 by admin Categories: Blogs Tags: , , , , , ,
    Senate Oversight Office Claims State Controller Chiang Misled Legislature and Public about State Payroll Project

    A new report by the California Legislature’s Senate Office of Oversight and Outcomes blasted the State Controller’s Office for its management and its lack of accurate communication regarding the $350 million state payroll project. From the report’s most damning and damaging words regarding the Controller’s […]

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    NCAA Tournament Brackets & CalNet3 Phase 1: What Do They Have in Common?

    March 19th, 2013 by admin Categories: Blogs Tags: , , , ,
    NCAA Tournament Brackets & CalNet3 Phase 1: What Do They Have in Common?

    The Tables are Set! That’s right. Sixty-eight college basketball teams, and not quite as many CalNet3 Prequalified Multiple Award Contract (PMAC) awardees. The CalNet3 Telecom Procurement team announced this week another eight vendors who have been prequalified for Phase 2 Invitations for Bids (IFB). Several […]

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    California Controller Kills SAP Contract for Statewide Payroll, Jeopardizing $375 million Project, Frightening Spokesman

    February 8th, 2013 by admin Categories: Blogs Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,
    California Controller Kills SAP Contract for Statewide Payroll, Jeopardizing $375 million Project, Frightening Spokesman

    The SacBee’s Jon Ortiz reported today that State Controller John Chiang has terminated SAP’s contract to implement the state’s SAP payroll project, jeopardizing the entire $375 million project. After overseeing this project since he took office in his first term in 2007, this marks just […]

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