California Governor Gavin Newsom signed an executive order on May 4 that aims to make the state more friendly to the use of blockchain technology.
California Governor Gavin Newsom announced that the state’s Cradle-to-Career Data System is now entering its next phase of development, marked by the hiring of Mary Ann Bates as its first director.
California Gov. Gavin Newsom announced that state CIO Amy Tong has been appointed Director at the California Office of Digital Innovation.
The state of California has launched the first-ever statewide data warehouse focused on homelessness. In a press release, Gov. Gavin Newsom’s office said the data warehouse will “allow the state to make data-driven policy decisions in its efforts to prevent and end homelessness.”
With many states admitting to substantial fraudulent payments due to poor management and problematic unemployment insurance (UI) application systems, what are they doing about fraud in other state programs that collectively make up another giant elephant in the room? While California alone has admitted to processing over $11 billion in fraudulent UI claims in the […]
(Editor’s note: John Thomas Flynn was California state CIO from 1995-99.) If you live in California, you probably already know the story of the state government unemployment insurance (UI) system’s performance debacle over the past year. And if you live elsewhere – and the story got lost in the avalanche of pandemic-driven bad news over […]
Before the COVID-19 pandemic, the city of El Cajon in California’s San Diego County did a couple of things that have made transitioning to virtual services somewhat easier. The city government tracked residents’ interactions with City Hall and thought about how citizens wanted to work with their local government, the city’s IT director said.
California’s City of Corona is a full-service city southeast of Los Angeles. Corona serves over 168,000 residents with 22 departments. Each boasts a diverse portfolio of citizen services, including utilities and public safety. Corona’s Information Technology (IT) Department must provide reliable and cost-effective systems to support the City’s function and objectives – even through disaster or pandemic.
California legislators on Sept. 12 passed a bill that would ban facial recognition technologies in state and local law enforcement body cameras for three years.