• Congress Pursues Fed IT Procurement Reform Again; Testimony calls for Elimination of Small Business and Minority Preferences

    January 23rd, 2013 by admin Categories: Blogs Tags: , , , , , , , ,
    Congress Pursues Fed IT Procurement Reform Again; Testimony calls for Elimination of Small Business and Minority Preferences

    California Congressman Darrell Issa continues his battle for IT procurement and acquisition reform, with assistance from his committee chairman predecessor, Tom Davis, now with Deloitte. Both had some pretty strong words at a recent hearing. “We have a choice to make: adapt to the changing […]

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    CALNET3 Enters Phase 2 Releasing Initial Invitation for Bid’s (IFB) Tomorrow

    November 28th, 2012 by admin Categories: Blogs Tags: , , ,
    CALNET3 Enters Phase 2 Releasing Initial Invitation for Bid’s (IFB) Tomorrow

    As TLTV predicted in an exclusive article last month, CALNET3 – the state’s third, multi-year, multi-billion dollar Telecom procurement vehicle is moving in an extraordinarily rapid fashion for this genre. Tomorrow, November 29th, begins Phase 2 as  Russ Guarna and his team at the California […]

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    State Controller’s $370 million Payroll System Issues Erroneous State Employee Checks, Falls Behind Schedule (again)

    November 14th, 2012 by admin Categories: Blogs Tags: , , , , , , , ,
    State Controller’s $370 million Payroll System Issues Erroneous State Employee Checks, Falls Behind Schedule (again)

    When discussing success rates it is instructive to understand the context. For example, you may consider the fact that if a SF Giant’s baseball player fails in two of three at bats over his career, he will likely be enshrined in the Cooperstown Hall of […]

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    The CIO’s (and CISO’s) Worst Nightmare – State Tax Computer Hacked for Millions of Confidential Records

    November 7th, 2012 by admin Categories: Blogs Tags: , , , , , ,
    The CIO’s (and CISO’s) Worst Nightmare – State Tax Computer Hacked for Millions of Confidential Records

    That’s why the CIO acronym sometime is said to mean “Career is Over”. This occurs on the heels of Utah’s CIO losing his job just a few months ago over a security breach as well. State of California reportedly among states closely monitoring their systems […]

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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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    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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    Government Incompetence: A decade after 9/11, Bay Area emergency responders still not on same radio frequency

    September 7th, 2011 by admin Categories: Blogs Tags: , , ,
    Government Incompetence: A decade after 9/11, Bay Area emergency responders still not on same radio frequency

    Is there really any excuse for this, after the federal and state homeland security agencies have poured billions into funding state and local programs: Among 9/11’s most heartbreaking revelations was that the New York City police, firefighters and medical personnel who rushed into the burning […]

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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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    Scariest Government Procurement of the Week – RFP for Covert Surveillance Services…by the LA Water & Power District???

    July 20th, 2011 by admin Categories: Blogs Tags: , , , , ,
    Scariest Government Procurement of the Week – RFP for Covert Surveillance Services…by the LA Water & Power District???

    LA Water and Power issues RFP for surveillance activities, covert investigations, video recording… And up to now the 4 million customers of the LAWPD were only worried about The Patriot Act. Will LAWPD be attaching surveillance cameras to your water meter to catch you violating […]

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    More woe over the $1.9 Billion California courts case management system

    July 15th, 2011 by admin Categories: Blogs Tags: , , ,
    More woe over the $1.9 Billion California courts case management system

    Sac Judges Say Court Bureaucracy Should Be ‘Dismantled Forthwith’ The Sacramento judges call the project a “debacle” and “one of the most disgraced and mismanaged computer systems this state has ever seen.”  … Ouch…

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