California launches open-source COVID-19 forecast tool
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
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
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
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
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.
California innovation office changes name to avoid confusion with new agency with same name
The state just created an Office of Digital Innovation. One snag: There was already an agency by that name.
California to get help from Pentagon on wildfires
The state will use data from a Cold War-era satellite to track new wildfires and expand its use of aerial drones, Gov. Gavin Newsom said Monday.
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.
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.