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Report: California Leads Nation in FAA Exemptions for Drones

Jul 31, 2015

California has received 70 exemptions — the most in the U.S. — from the Federal Aviation Administration to operate unmanned aircraft systems commercially in the National Airspace System, according to a report released Thursday by

California’s FirstNet Discussions Focus on Rural Broadband, Tribal Connectivity

Jul 30, 2015

TechWire interviews Karen Wong, assistant director, Public Safety Communications for the California Office of Emergency Services, who is California’s point person to FirstNet; and Dave Buchanan, FirstNet director of state consultation, about the discussions and conversations that have been happening the past two days.

Judicial Council Finalizes $59 Million IT Services Contract

Jul 29, 2015

Under the contract terms, SAIC will continue to provide support for the Judicial Council's data center, disaster recovery, data network, and security, help desk, desktop, and remote server support.

San Bernardino County Offering Reward Money for Info on Illegal Drone Operators

Jul 28, 2015

By Joe Nelson, San Bernardino County Sun San Bernardino County supervisors on Tuesday approved an allocation of $75,000 to be used as reward money for information leading to the arrest and conviction of illegal drone

Sacramento Tech Startups Pitch Big Ideas to Investors at Golf Tournament

Jul 28, 2015

Velocity Venture Capital’s sixth-annual event, Entrepreneurial Drive, at El Serrano Country Club in El Dorado Hills, featured a wide range of early stage technology: from a Sacramento-based mobile restroom locator app called Toilet Valet to a business platform called Big Controls that manages tax credits and business incentives.

July 28-30: U.S. Public Safety Broadband Network Meeting in Sacramento

Jul 28, 2015

Representatives from the First Responder Network Authority – FirstNet -- will be in Sacramento beginning today as a part of a three-day meeting to communicate the latest information on development of the U.S. public safety broadband network.

Political Parties No Longer Playing Catch-Up on Tech Outreach

Jul 28, 2015

By Carla Marinucci, San Francisco Chronicle Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton has been to San Francisco half a dozen times, mostly for private fundraisers. But GOP candidate Jeb Bush easily upstaged her this month

Microsoft Hopes Computer Users Show Some Love for Windows 10

Jul 28, 2015

As Apple has hopped from a global afterthought to the world's fifth-largest computer maker, Microsoft's Windows operating system has endured on its status as a must-have work tool. Windows 10 goes on sale Wednesday.

Office of Technology Services Names New Deputy Director of Operations

Jul 27, 2015

More changes are underway at the California Office of Technology Services (OTech), where Mike Baker will be retiring as deputy director of the Operations Division and Kevin Piombo is taking over the position.

California’s Enhanced Online Taxpayer Accounts Delayed to 2016

Jul 27, 2015

The Franchise Tax Board needs an extra six months to work on security and privacy features in its new myFTB online accounts system for taxpayers.

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