California tech department stops charging agencies for security services
A change in the state's new budget means agencies no longer have to reimburse the California Department of Technology for cybersecurity functions.
California spends $6 billion on broadband
The state plans to fund major infrastructure projects to eliminate the digital divide and has created a new "broadband czar" role to oversee expansion efforts.
California launches COVID-19 vaccine look-up website
A third party is also developing an app that would allow businesses to scan customers' phones to verify the portal's health information is legitimate.
Oakland, California's CIO stepped down this month
Oakland, California, CIO Andrew Peterson rejoined the private sector after more than four years leading technology projects in the San Francisco Bay Area city.
California's toxic substances department has a new CIO
Don Foley started with the department this month after leaving the state’s social services agency.
Growing cloud adoption in states breeds new considerations
"We don’t get to turn on a service in the cloud and walk away from it," says California CTO Liana Bailey-Crimmins.
California CIO joins rally against anti-Asian hate
Amy Tong was one of several California officials to speak at a Stop Asian Hate event in Sacramento.
Oceanside, Calif., opens 360-degree video tours of water treatment plant
A 360-degree video tour of the San Luis Rey Water Reclamation Facility is now available on YouTube, while the city says it plans to begin loaning VR-headsets to schools and scout troops.
Washington state switches on earthquake early-warning system
A system already used in California and Oregon, called ShakeAlert, went live in Washington, but third-party apps, which are faster, aren't available there yet.