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High-Speed Rail Authority Appoints Chief Administrative Officer

Nov 24, 2014

Most recently, Deborah Harper was deputy secretary of administration for the California Department of Veterans Affairs

Why Technology Can Help Improve Pesticide Application in California

Nov 24, 2014

Not all agricultural technology is high … tech. Some of it is low. Agriculture involves the dirt, of course. Not all ag tech is the new “new thing.” Some of it is old, old. Did

David Chiu Bringing Tech-Savviness to California Legislature

Nov 24, 2014

The newly elected Assemblymember wants to tackle issues such as sharable economies, data privacy and innovation during his time as a legislator.

Scantron to Provide Web Tool for Testing California Elementary Students

Nov 24, 2014

Scantron, a provider of K–12 assessment solutions, said its computer adaptive assessment solution will help the state implement the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and transition to the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC) testing assessments.

States Train Officials in Public Records Access

The aim is to improve disclosure and curtail public records lawsuits, which often result in taxpayers footing the bill.

Earthquake Early Alert System Ready to Expand in California

Nov 24, 2014

Officials said they are building a new, robust central processing system and now have enough ground sensors in the Los Angeles and San Francisco areas to widen access.

FirstNet, Next-Gen 911 Discussed at Sacramento Meeting

Nov 21, 2014

The federal government has secured a 20 MHz block in the 700 MHz band, as well as $7 billion and future proceeds from a series of FCC spectrum auctions, to help build out a nationwide public safety communications network.

Sponsor Update: Free M Corp event aims to help state agencies with FI$Cal project

Nov 21, 2014

Sponsored by M Corp Many state departments, agencies and commissions are facing a fast-approaching deadline  to meet  requirements for the Financial Information System for California project, better known as FI$Cal. The massive business transformation project

What Are the Keys to Effective Leadership?

Nov 21, 2014

Fresno's Carolyn Hogg and four more highly regarded government CIOs share their secrets to becoming trailblazers in government IT.

California Research & Education Network Gets 100-Gigabit Upgrade

Nov 21, 2014

CalREN has almost 10,000 connection sites among K-12, community colleges, the California State University, University of California campuses and private universities such as Caltech and Stanford.

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