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Court Bars State from Curbing Sex Offenders’ Internet Privacy

Nov 19, 2014

The court said the disclosure requirement, while part of a “legitimate” attempt to combat sexual exploitation and human trafficking, appears to violate the free-speech rights of ex-convicts who are no longer on probation or parole.

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Trends and Topics: FTB’s Cathy Cleek Looks Ahead to 2015

Nov 18, 2014

Techwire recently talked to several technology leaders to ask them what they expect to see next and what they think is important for the industry and government in the upcoming year and beyond. Franchise Tax Board CIO Cathy Cleek was among the first...

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San Diego State Researchers Test Twitter as a Flu Surveillance Tool

Nov 18, 2014

Twitter is becoming an increasingly accurate surveillance tool for monitoring influenza in U.S. cities, according to a San Diego State study published in the November issue of the Journal of Medical Internet Research.

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Census: Access to Broadband Slim for Some in California

Nov 18, 2014

The new project, known as the North Bay North Coast Broadband Consortium, is documenting who has broadband and who doesn’t in an effort to encourage providers to build out broadband infrastructure in these areas.

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Nevada Joins States Leaning on Private Sector for IT Contracts

Nov 18, 2014

According to the board's official announcement, the contractors will "provide assistance in a variety of information technology consulting and technical specialist levels on an hourly basis to state agencies.”

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Oregon’s Early Use of Healthcare.gov Largely Successful

Nov 18, 2014

In the week before open enrollment began Nov. 15, and to a lesser extent today, the federal exchange's browse function has displayed some inaccurate information about certain individual health plans sold in Oregon, insurers and federal officials confir...

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CalPERS Implements Knowledge Transfer Program for New System

Nov 17, 2014

CalPERS CIO Liana Bailey-Crimmins has made a priority of helping the agency transition from the contractors who developed the My|CalPERS system to state staff who are now operating the pension's three year-old network and data infrastructure. In an interview for TechWire Magazine's December issue, Bailey-Crimmins talked about her agency's...

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General Services Director Fred Klass to Retire

Nov 17, 2014

California Department of General Services Director Fred Klass will retire at the end of November, according to a department announcement. Klass has served in state government for 37 years, since 2011 as director of the

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UC Merced Encourages Potential Entrepreneurs

Nov 17, 2014

At the university's Global Entrepreneurship Day, industry experts spoke with students who were looking for ways to turn their school projects into businesses.

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San Jose State Clams Up on No-bid Cisco Contract

Nov 17, 2014

How much over budget is the campus's unfinished wireless network expansion -- already $2 million over -- expected to go?

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