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State Targets Water Wasters with New Reporting Website

Jul 31, 2015

The Department of Technology and California’s Save Our Water public education program partnered to develop and launch the mobile-optimized website: SaveWater.ca.gov/

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Poll: Californians Support Tax Credits and Incentives for Buying Electric Vehicles, Installing Solar Panels

Jul 31, 2015

A big majority of Californians appear to support more tax credits and incentives for purchasing electric vehicles (67 percent) and installing rooftop solar panels (78 percent).

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MacMullen Joins CA Technologies’ State and Local Government Team

Jul 31, 2015

Neil MacMullen has joined CA Technologies’ State and Local Government team, focusing on supporting the Project Portfolio Management (PPM) and Agile project delivery. Neil comes to CA Technologies from Microsoft, where he spent many years

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Hayward, Calif., Names IT Director

Jul 31, 2015

Formerly of Yahoo and Zynga, Adam Kostrzak began work July 27 as IT director of the city of Hayward, officials announced.

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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

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Facebook Wants to Offer Internet Service to Remote Areas by Drone

Jul 31, 2015

The Menlo Park, Calif.-based firm said Thursday that its Connectivity Lab has completed work on an unmanned aircraft it calls Aquila with the ability to send Internet signals from the sky to users below.

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L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti Appoints IT Agency General Manager

Jul 31, 2015

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti on Thursday nominated Ted Ross to serve as general manager and chief information officer of the city’s Information Technology Agency department.

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Q&A: Chuck Robbins, CEO of Cisco Systems

Jul 31, 2015

In his first week as Cisco Systems' new CEO, Chuck Robbins has already made an impression, moving quickly on plans to create a leaner, faster structure for the San Jose-based company.

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Earthquake Early-Warning System Gets $4 Million Boost

Jul 31, 2015

The award will go to the University of California’s Seismological Laboratory, the California Institute of Technology, the University of Oregon and the University of Washington to expand their sensor networks and increase the number of users who will receive alerts as the network grows, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

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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.

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