Gavin Newsom

California Gov. Newsom picks former CIO Amy Tong to lead government operations

by • 5 months ago

Tong, who served as CIO from 2016 to 2021, will lead an agency with oversight of human resources, pensions and IT.

California CIO Amy Tong moved into innovation role

by • 7 months ago

Gov. Gavin Newsom appointed Tong, who's been the state CIO since 2016, to lead the California Office of Digital Innovation.

California announces 18 new broadband projects to reach 98% connectivity

by • 8 months ago

California Gov. Gavin Newsom said he's targeting regions that are currently underserved by internet companies.

California digital services adviser steps down

by • 2 years ago

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 launches open-source COVID-19 forecast tool

by • 2 years ago

The new site uses academic models to allow researchers and members of the public to view projections as the pandemic resurges in the Golden State.

Wildfire tech, cybersecurity upgrades in California's 2020 budget

by • 2 years ago

Fire officials could get a new intelligence center for data-analysis, as California's security operations center gains a more stable backing.

California's new digital services office puts people over projects

by • 3 years ago

Michael Wilkening, Gov. Gavin Newsom's innovation adviser, says the state's new digital innovation office will bring user-centered design to agency projects.

First innovative firefighting technology contracts come to California

by • 3 years ago

A predictive modeling platform and an ignition detection system come under a new rapid procurement process Gov. Gavin Newsom designed to attract creative ideas.

California DMV hires new director, outlines technology roadmap

by • 3 years ago

Former Cisco executive Steve Gordon is tasked with leading IT modernization in a department that's struggled with its technology and operations in recent months.