Gov. Gavin Newsom

California spends $6 billion on broadband

by • 10 months ago

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 statewide homelessness data platform

by • 1 year ago

Officials said they hope the new data warehouse will allow them to better understand — and ameliorate — the state's homelessness crisis.

California 'strike team' found unemployment agency was 'reactive,' recommends two-week reset

by • 2 years ago

An investigation led by Code for America founder Jennifer Pahlka and state Operations Secretary Yolanda Richardson concluded Monday with recommendations to prevent the state's unemployment backlog from growing larger.

California Gov. Newsom unveils unemployment-tech 'strike team'

by • 2 years ago

The new team includes Code For America Founder Jennifer Pahlka, who will help streamline an outdated process that has resulted in what Gov. Gavin Newsom called an "unacceptable" claims backlog.

California announces user-focused redesign of

by • 3 years ago

A forthcoming alpha version will be updated regularly based on user feedback, the project's lead said.

California CIO says wildfires website launched 'in record time'

by • 3 years ago

As the state's technology agency dials in to daily meetings for emergency response for fires and power outages, Amy Tong says her role remains one of support.

Californians can now get earthquake warnings on their phones

by • 3 years ago

The new system, which Gov. Gavin Newsom called the first of its kind in the U.S., will notify residents up to 20 seconds before the shaking starts.

California has a new plan to upgrade 911

by • 3 years ago

After years of false starts, Gov. Gavin Newsom says the state could now be getting the support it needs to deploy the next generation of 911 technologies.