California 'strike team' found unemployment agency was 'reactive,' recommends two-week reset

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An investigation led by Code for America founder Jennifer Pahlka and state Operations Secretary Yolanda Richardson concluded Monday with recommendations to prevent the state's unemployment backlog from growing larger.

California wants innovative ways to double COVID-19 testing, transport

by • 7 days ago

The state put out a call this week to organizations and community groups with ideas on how to boost the state's collection and transport of biological samples — quickly.

As California burns, buggy alerting software ails emergency offices

by • 4 weeks ago

Emergency management officials in two counties have reported software errors hampering their ability to warn the public of deadly fires.

California's top health official resigns after flaws exposed in COVID-19 reporting system

by • 1 month ago

Recently uncovered flaws in a lab reporting system led public officials to misrepresent the state's COVID-19 case levels and now for Public Health Director Sonia Angell to resign.

California Gov. Newsom unveils unemployment-tech 'strike team'

by • 2 months ago

The new team includes Code For America Founder Jennifer Pahlka, who will help streamline an outdated process that has resulted in what Gov. Gavin Newsom called an "unacceptable" claims backlog.

Five lessons state technology officials took from telework

by • 2 months ago

In an online event, IT officials said enabling entire state workforces to work from home stirred unexpected lessons about culture, cybersecurity and training.

What will the next decade of government technology look like?

by • 3 months ago

Former Palo Alto, California, CIO Jonathan Reichental said he wants to "make things better." From AI to the cloud, these are the technologies he thinks can make that happen.

California innovation chief Scott Gregory named Cal Fire CTO

by • 3 months ago

Scott Gregory, who's served various roles in California's IT leadership, will start in a newly created tech leadership role at the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection next week.

Collaboration aided states' cybersecurity during pandemic, but shrinking budgets concern CISOs

by • 3 months ago

The chief information security officers of California and Washington said the pandemic has generated many useful partnerships, but they must also be more vigilant than ever.