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Bill proposes entrepreneurs in state government

Apr 21, 2014
Bill proposes entrepreneurs in state government

A bill introduced by a Democratic lawmaker would bring entrepreneurs into state government in a bid to improve outreach and interaction with small businesses. AB 1675 by Assemblyman Ian Calderon... Read more »

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Americans largely optimistic, but wary, about future technology

Apr 18, 2014
Americans largely optimistic, but wary, about future technology

Most Americans expect technology and science will one day bring about useful inventions like custom-grown human organs developed in labs. But their optimism comes with concern about the potential social... Read more »

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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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