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Department of Education IT Project Delayed after Costs Increase

Jan 28, 2015

Staff is looking at ways to shuffle funds and alter the scope of the project before the outdated financial reporting system starts causing serious problems.

California DMV Retracts Controversial Memo on Ridesharing License Plates

Jan 28, 2015

After complaints from Uber, Lyft and Sidecar, the Department of Motor Vehicles changed course, saying it jumped the gun on requiring rideshare drivers to register as commercial vehicles.

State Cybersecurity Task Force Working Toward Actions

Jan 27, 2015

After months of talks, it looks like the California Cybersecurity Task Force will soon present its big strategy.

The Internet Association Gives Advocacy Award to State Legislators

Jan 27, 2015

The trade association, which represents global Internet companies, opened a new office near the State Capitol in March 2014.

California Wants to Launch a Public Health Indicators Dashboard

Jan 26, 2015

The website would come from work done by the Let’s Get Healthy California task force, which first convened in 2012 to develop a 10-year plan for improving Californians’ health and controlling health-care costs.

DHCS Interested in Enterprise Analytics Platform to Detect Payment Fraud

Jan 23, 2015

Data analytics is a big focus this year for the Department of Health Care Services.

Two New CALNET3 Service Categories Coming in Summer 2015

Jan 23, 2015

CALNET 3 is the state’s multi-billion dollar telecommunication procurement providing an array of products and services from pre-qualified vendors to state and local departments and agencies.

CalSTRS Expects to Announce Pension System Contract Soon

Jan 22, 2015

According to a CalSTRS spokesperson, the organization is looking for conversion, testing and interface-bridging skills.

Los Angeles County Explores Smartphone Tickets for Public Transit

Jan 21, 2015

The county Metropolitan Transportation Authority wants to test a standalone near field communications (NFC) -enabled mobile phone app that would allow riders to load fare money on their phones and also use the device as a virtual fare card.

Cybersecurity Is a Major Focus in California’s 2015 Strategic Plan Update

Jan 20, 2015

State CIO Carlos Ramos told TechWire that this year’s update provides more information and focus on what the department is doing to achieve its strategic goals, and adds emphasis to what’s being done to reduce the risk of project failures.

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