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Gov. Brown Appoints New FI$Cal Chief

Sep 2, 2015

Gov. Brown on Wednesday appointed Miriam Barcellona Ingenito as executive partner of the  Financial Information System for California (FI$Cal), replacing Jeff Uyeda who retired from state service last month. Ingenito previously served as chief deputy director

State Cloud Vendor Forum Set for Sept. 21

Sep 2, 2015

The Department of Technology (CDT) announced a forum for vendors to learn more about the state's expanded CalCloud strategy will be held on Sept. 21.

State Email Contract Extended for Two Years

Sep 2, 2015

The Department of Technology on Tuesday cancelled a solicitation for email services and extended the existing contract with Computer Sciences Corp (CSC) for two years. The extenion will allow the state to figure out the best path forward for email ser...

Drone Bills Move Forward

Sep 1, 2015

As unmanned aircraft, also known as drones, become more popular among hobbyists, California lawmakers are pushing measures that will restrict their flight over wildfires, prisons and schools.

CSC Wins $108 Million Cloud Contract with FAA

Aug 31, 2015

CSC announced on Monday that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) awarded the company a $108 million contract to deliver cloud services, including migration services and data center consolidation. Among CSC's business partners are Amazon Web Servi...

Drowning in Data, Cities Need Help

Aug 28, 2015

Urban planners have historically had to do their jobs with only the dimmest understanding of what’s going on. Now they have more information than they can handle.

Technology Executive Virginia Williams Joins CGI

Aug 27, 2015

Virginia Williams has been hired by CGI as vice president of consulting services, leading the firm's health and human services practice with the state of California account. Williams spent more than 25 years with IBM, primarily working on solution de...

NASCIO Releases Report on IT Procurement

Aug 27, 2015

A report released by the National Association of State Chief Information Officers (NASCIO) says states have the opportunity to stimulate the capabilities of the supplier community and an obligation to set the public policy direction

Energy Commission Launches Application to Track Climate Change in California Deserts

Aug 26, 2015

The California Energy Commission on Tuesday announced a new application, the Climate Console, that utilizes geospatial data to show how climate change could impact the state’s desert regions and wildlife. Developed by the Conservation Biology

Lina Luna Pruitt Joins Microsoft’s Sacramento Office

Aug 26, 2015

Former technology official Lina Luna-Pruitt has been hired as a Technical Account Manager in Microsoft’s Sacramento office. Pruitt has a long history in state government, having served as the infrastructure chief for the California Lottery

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