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State Lawmakers Approve Stricter Controls for Outsourcing Contracts

Aug 29, 2014

State agencies could have more authority to terminate underperforming contracts under legislation that has advanced to Gov. Jerry Brown.

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Next-Gen 911 Planning Bill Gets Legislature’s Approval

Aug 29, 2014

Next-Gen 911 typically allows users to send test messages, photos and other media emergency call centers, which are known as Public Safety Answering Points (PSAPs).

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FCC Brings in UC Irvine Professor for CTO Role

Aug 29, 2014

UC Irvine computer science professor Scott Jordan has been named chief technology officer of the FCC, officials announced this week.

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Long Beach Technology Services Director to Retire

Aug 29, 2014

Curtis Tani has announced he plans to retire effective Sept. 12.

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Legislature Approves New Insurance Requirements for Ride-Sharing Companies

Aug 29, 2014

Assemblywoman Susan Bonilla called it "a testament to good public policy" that ensures consumers and drivers will be protected "while also allowing this innovative business model to thrive."

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New App Allows BART Riders to Discreetly Report Crime

Aug 29, 2014

The app will encourage riders to report suspicious activity, with the slogan "If you see something, say something."

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Can Government Act Like a Disruptive Company?

Aug 28, 2014

Technology will help government move closer to delivering game-changing value like Uber or Spotify, industry analysts say.

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California Judicial Council Approves New IT Governance and Strategic Plan

Aug 28, 2014

Development of a new technology plan was ordered in August 2012, five months after the Judicial Council terminated the statewide Court Case Management System, which was plagued by long delays and cost overruns.

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State Legislature Approves Regulations for Drones

Aug 28, 2014

The legislation would ban the weaponization of drones in California and force law enforcement to obtain a warrant before flying a drone, except in emergency situations.

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Southern California Universities Partner in Federally Funded Innovation Hub

Aug 28, 2014

USC, USC and CalTech have received a three-year $3.75 million grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to promote technology innovation in the Southern California region and foster collaboration between the public and private sectors.

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