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Franchise Tax Board Improving Online Taxpayer Accounts

Mar 27, 2015

Cathy Cleek, the tax board’s CIO, said users will be able to log in and see four or five years’ worth of their data, including tax returns from previous years and their payment history.

Would Higher Salaries Lead to Better State IT Project Oversight?

Mar 27, 2015

According to the state auditor, staff turnover among independent project oversight (IPO) analysts in the California Department of Technology’s Oversight and Consulting Division has been one of the factors in recent years hurting the state’s ability to provide effective, consistent project oversight.

Franchise Tax Board Hopes to ‘Amazon’ Its Website and Services

Mar 26, 2015

Franchise Tax Board CIO Cathy Cleek is hoping to borrow a page out of Amazon’s playbook when it comes to driving taxpayers and tax preparers to her organization’s website. The tax board, she said, can

Computer Crimes Bill Clears Assembly Public Safety Committee

Mar 25, 2015

AB 32, sponsored by Assemblymember Marie Waldron, R-Escondido, emerged after movie star Jennifer Lawrence and other celebrities were victimized last summer.

Tax Board Eyes Knowledge Transfer for Enterprise Data to Revenue Project

Mar 25, 2015

The Enterprise Data to Revenue project has generated an additional $1.5 billion in tax revenue for California since its inception.

California Chief Justice Wants Faster Innovation

Mar 25, 2015

In her annual State of the Judiciary address to the Legislature, Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye said the Judicial Branch is continuing to push on innovation and technology.

Gold Camp Data Center Gets LEED Gold-Certified

Mar 25, 2015

The Gold Camp campus in Rancho Cordova is one of the state’s two main data centers, and is home to mission-critical mainframe applications, the state’s private cloud, and more.

Officials: BrEZe Problems Started at the Beginning

Mar 24, 2015

Optimistic cost estimates and disadvantageous contract terms put the Department of Consumer Affairs’ licensing and enforcement system on shaky footing from the start, officials said during an oversight hearing at the state Capitol on Monday.

Verizon to Deploy Next-Generation 100G Metro Network in U.S

Mar 24, 2015

Verizon announced Tuesday it will modernize its U.S. metro optical network with new architecture, and live traffic is planned by 2016. The company said scalable and packet-optimized transport solutions from Ciena and Cisco will be

Auditor to be Involved in Vender Performance Report Card

Mar 23, 2015

State CIO Carlos Ramos said on Thursday he’ll share with the state auditor an upcoming draft proposal for an IT vendor performance rating system soon to be released by a public-private task force. Ramos restated

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