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Governor Brown Signs Legislation to Ban Single-Use Plastic Bags

Sep 30, 2014

SACRAMENTO September 30, 2014 - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today signed the nation's first statewide ban on single-use plastic bags – SB 270 – aligning state law with ordinances passed by a growing number of local governments in California to reduce plastic waste.

"This bill is a step in the right direction – it...

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California Conservation Corps Honored with 2014 NASCIO IT Recognition Award

Sep 30, 2014

As California continues to grapple with how to utilize cloud computing and software-as-a-service in government, one of the state’s smaller IT shops is showing how it’s done.

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California Wants Input on Technical Specs for State Email Service

Sep 30, 2014

The California Department of Technology (CalTech) is requesting comments on proposed technical requirements for the state’s email service – another sign that an Invitation for Bid will be released in a matter of weeks.

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Kevin Johnson Touts Innovation at U.S. Conference of Mayors Meeting

Sep 30, 2014

At the U.S. Conference of Mayors fall meeting, President and Sacramento, Calif., Mayor Kevin Johnson said cities must embrace technology in order to move forward.

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Governor Signs Open Access Bill for CDPH-Funded Research

Sep 30, 2014

Under the California Taxpayer Access to Publicly Funded Research Act, research resulting from CDPH grants awarded after 2015 will be publicly accessible for free within a year.

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21 Ways to Improve Cloud Purchasing

Sep 30, 2014

This infographic is a relatively painless way to ease into the new Guide to Cloud Procurements from e.Republic’s Center for Digital Government. The guide is an extensive collection of model contract language, guiding principles and recommendations designed to help government agencies get better at buying cloud-based services.

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National Science Foundation: Cause of California drought linked to climate change

Sep 30, 2014
National Science Foundation: Cause of California drought linked to climate change

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Cisco Ramps Up Cloud Computing Efforts

Sep 30, 2014

The move expands Cisco's global cloud computing network by 250 additional data centers in 50 countries, the Silicon Valley company said.

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Driverless Car Rides? Garcetti Hopes L.A. Will be First

Sep 30, 2014

Projects to test such new technology and infrastructure are needed, the mayor said, because "autonomous vehicles are going to be here."

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Dry Water Year 2014 Ends Tomorrow

Sep 29, 2014

SACRAMENTO September 29, 2014 - Water Year 2014, ending tomorrow, is going into the record books as one of California's driest ever with no promise that the new water year beginning Wednesday will be any wetter.

As the calendar turns after three years of drought, reservoirs are low, vast tracts of farmland lie fallow and...

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