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Legislative Update

Apr 14, 2014
Legislative Update

It’s officially spring break for California’s legislature, although the past few weeks have seen a surge of technology-related bills. Here are a few of the bills TechWire is following. AB 1575... Read more »

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Personal service contract reform goes through legislature once again

Apr 8, 2014
Personal service contract reform goes through legislature once again

A Sacramento Democrat is promoting legislation that would impose an array of restrictions on how the state outsources personal services contracts, including when the state could fire IT and other... Read more »

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CalTech Director Carlos Ramos up for confirmation on Wednesday

Apr 7, 2014
CalTech Director Carlos Ramos up for confirmation on Wednesday

The head of the California Department of Technology is scheduled to appear Wednesday before the Senate Rules Committee in a step toward his official confirmation as director. It’s the second... Read more »

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San Francisco-based Appallicious hires former White House official

Apr 2, 2014
San Francisco-based Appallicious hires former White House official

San Francisco app start-up company Appallicious announced Wednesday that it hired former White House official Ashley De Smeth as the firm’s director of development and government affairs. De Smeth previously... Read more »

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State controller launches daily tax tracker site

Mar 31, 2014
State controller launches daily tax tracker site

Just in time for tax season, State Controller John Chiang launched a new website Friday to track the latest totals for personal income, sales and corporate tax receipts. The blog,... Read more »

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Marnell Voss appointed acting deputy director of CalTech procurement division

Mar 25, 2014
Marnell Voss appointed acting deputy director of CalTech procurement division

Marnell Voss has been appointed acting deputy director of the Statewide Technology Procurement Division (STPD) at the Department of Technology (CalTech), spokesman Anthony Lewis confirmed on Tuesday. Voss started in... Read more »

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Sacramento ranks 2nd place in data open

Mar 20, 2014
Sacramento ranks 2nd place in data open

Sacramento has taken the number two spot on the U.S. City Open Data Census in its number of publicly available data sets, behind only San Francisco. The census is a... Read more »

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LAO: Assessment needed for SCO in wake of MyCalPAYS failure

Mar 19, 2014
LAO: Assessment needed for SCO in wake of MyCalPAYS failure

The state has not yet conducted an internal review of its ill-fated universal payroll system project over fears the findings could impact a pending lawsuit against the contractor, according to... Read more »

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CalTech Releases 2014 Strategic Plan

Mar 17, 2014
CalTech Releases 2014 Strategic Plan

The California Department of Technology (CalTech) on Friday released its Strategic Plan 2014 Update, titled “Serving 21st Century Constituents.” According to the document, the department will be working on implementing... Read more »

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California schools to receive $188 million for EdTech

Mar 7, 2014
California schools to receive $188 million for EdTech

The third round of the Education Technology K-12 Voucher Program will give $188.4 million for 8,000 California public schools and districts to share, State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson... Read more »

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