California Gov. Newsom fills three key technology positions
Former Google Ventures partner Rick Klau was named the state's new innovation officer. Newsom also named a new CTO and deputy CIO.
'Cuba Ransomware' attack disrupts payment provider used by state and local agencies
A successful attack against a widely used payment processing service has prompted state and local agencies to issue breach disclosures in recent days.
California's new maps show schools' reopening status
All schools across the state are required to report their reopening status every two weeks, to keep new maps up-to-date and informative for community planning.
Cities should avoid building an IT 'Frankenstein,' says local CIO
Planning ahead for interoperability is critical for cities, Carlsbad, California's chief innovation officer, David Graham, told an online conference.
California confirms Vitaliy Panych as statewide CISO
After two years in the acting chief information security officer role, Vitaliy Panych was appointed this week to fill the role on a full-time basis.
25 percent of California adults are using state's contact tracing app
California boasts the highest contact-tracing app activation rate of any state in the country, with more than 8 million users, officials said.
Oakland, Calif., set to ban predictive policing, biometric surveillance tools
The Oakland City Council is set to prohibit local police from using the oft-criticized law enforcement technologies, the city's chief privacy officer said.
California digital services adviser steps down
Michael Wilkening, an adviser to Gov. Gavin Newsom and former head of the state's Health and Human Services agency, has left state government after 25 years.
California to enable virtual visits for state prisoners
Inmates will be allowed to make video calls with approved visitors during the pandemic, according to the state's Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation.