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CTO Profile: Ashish Jain, California State Teachers’ Retirement System

Feb 27, 2015

Jain has been CTO over Information Technology Architecture, Infrastructure and Operations at CalSTRS for just over a year. He oversees a staff of approximately 130 people and an annual IT budget of approximately $25 million.

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FCC Votes for Net Neutrality, Expanded Local Broadband Choice

Feb 27, 2015

The Federal Communications Commission on Feb. 26 reclassified Internet connectivity as a telecommunications service under Title II of the Communications Act, preserving an open Internet. The commission also vacated state laws that restrict expansion of...

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Cap-And-Trade Costs California Businesses $1 billion

California businesses paid a whopping $1 billion this year buying permits to comply with the state’s cap-and-trade law — the largest sale recorded since the state began regulating carbon dioxide in 2012. Even with record permit sales, the $1 billion raised was well below market expectations. But environmentalists sold the auction as a huge success, because...

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March 5: Hearing to Consider Small Business Procurement Rulemaking Updates

Feb 27, 2015

The Small Business Regulations, as they are called, have not been updated in many years, according to the Department of General Services.

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Landmark Investment Shows Public Sector IT Market Heating Up

Feb 27, 2015

A $143.5 million in financing for San Ramon-based Accela will help firm expand its cloud platform.

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Controller Adds Web Tool for Examining Finances of Special Districts

Feb 27, 2015

Special districts are local agencies formed for a specific service, such as hospitals, parks and recreation, irrigation, fire protection, cemeteries, or pest control.

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Video: Finance IT Operations Chief Erika Li on Fi$CAL, STAR and the Legislature

Feb 27, 2015

Erika Li, chief if IT operations at the Department of Finance sat down with Christina Gagnier at the Public CIO Academy on Feb. 24 in Sacramento.

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Sonoma Clean Power Inks Deal for Floating Solar Panel Project

Feb 27, 2015

The default electricity provider in Sonoma County, unveiled a plan to install a 12.5-megawatt solar farm on floating docks atop holding ponds operated by the county Water Agency.

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New Online Tool Will Help Teachers in California Spot, Report Suspected Child Abuse

Feb 27, 2015

In the online lessons, created through the California Department of Social Services, photos show how abusive marks appear on the skin when they are caused by slaps or belts.

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Dining News: Sac Beer Week is Here

Feb 26, 2015

Sac Beer Week is here, featuring dozens of events at popular local restaurants and craft breweries. (Check out the entire calendar at SacBeerWee.com.)I'll admit that while I enjoy craft beer, I'm not an aficionado. So instead of half-assing a preview,....

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