California Deputy CIO Chris Cruz to resign
Cruz, who has worked for the state in several IT roles since 2004, will now become the CIO of San Joaquin County.
On 'data dividend' concept, California's Gov. Newsom searches for workable strategy
Gov. Gavin Newsom has proposed compensating Californians for their personal data, collected by firms like Google and Facebook, but the details remain fuzzy.
Creating quality digital services essential but time-consuming, say California IT leaders
State, city and county agencies are catering to convenience by putting more of their services online, but often at a humble pace.
Tech response to disasters starts with culture, CIO of California's emergency services says
Critical work doesn't get done unless everyone pitches in and supports each other, said Carla Simmons, the CIO of the state's Office of Emergency Services.
'Wall that damn thing off': What government CIOs can do to improve cybersecurity
The number of new applications and new devices coming into use means governments have to architect their networks for defense, San Francisco CIO Linda Gerull said.
California Gov. Newsom orders procurement reform for faster wildfire response
The new governor said the state will solicit bids for firefighting technology using a process that gives vendors broad authority to define the solutions.
California launches new online repository to share open-source code
The Code California website will host open-source projects to allow agencies to collaborate and share custom-developed software powering the state government.
Google puts $2 million behind prison-based coding academy
The funding will be used to expand The Last Mile's courses beyond California facilities and into the Midwest.
California is planning a technology conference to help it fight wildfires
After the most destructive and deadly year for wildfires in recent memory, state officials will look to innovate ways to combat future blazes.