• WATCH Techleader.TV with California State CIO Amy Tong, AUG 21, 2017; 2:00PM – 2:45PM PT

    August 15, 2017

    If video doesn’t play go here: TechLeader.TV To watch may require Adobe Flash Player. This can be downloaded for free here: Flash Player. Adobe Flash Player is a free download for Windows and MacOS desktops and laptop computers. For iPad, iPhone running IOS please visit […]

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    California Office of Information Security has reported a startling improvement in departments’ Security compliance

    August 15, 2017

    California Department of Technology (CDT) Office of Information Security has reported a startling improvement in departments’ compliance with its Required Security Reporting Activities. Out of 101 departments required to file, a whopping 97 had submitted all required filings. Only a single department was determined to […]

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    Tanium Announces CONVERGE17, Annual Users Conference in SF, OCT 16-19. Special Government Pricing

    August 15, 2017

    Tanium is reaching out to extend an invite for CONVERGE17, the annual Tanium User Conference, taking place October 16-19 in San Francisco. There are tons of reasons to be excited about this year’s event- it would be great to have you join! This is the […]

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    VOD AVAILABLE: Techleader.TV’s C-Level Series: ‘2017 The Year of Ransomware’ with Veeam VP Danny Allan; AUG 10, 2017; 11:30 AM PT

    August 14, 2017

    WATCH VOD BELOW Highlights: Gavin Newsom Ransomware Episode. Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies facilitating ransomware? The Four Horsemen of the Security Apocalypse. Over 49 Million Records of Californians’ Personal Information breached 2016. Almost everything is vulnerable and can be compromised given time and the right resources. […]

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    FORESHADOWING THE DIGITAL PEARL HARBOR? U.S. Woefully Unprepared for a Blackout Like India’s: Analysis

    August 7, 2017

    This seems important: Two major blackouts last week left hundreds of millions of Indians in the dark. PM contributor Glenn Harlan Reynolds says despite its advanced grid, the U.S. needs major improvements in infrastructure and preparedness to be ready for a major power loss. Last […]

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    California lawmakers want to know race, ethnicity and sexual orientation of state lobbyists. Are state IT vendors next???

    July 22, 2017

    The Golden State: The heads of six caucuses in the California Legislature are asking lobbying firms to provide them with demographic data – including race, ethnicity, gender and openly gay or lesbian orientation – on their employees. A letter sent late last month to more […]

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    California: Preparing Students for the 21st Century – Chancellor says Eliminate Algebra

    July 22, 2017

    If it’s too hard for the dears, eliminate it… Eloy Ortiz Oakley, Chancellor of the California community college system, says: Algebra is one of the biggest hurdles to getting a high school or college degree — particularly for students of color and first-generation undergrads. It […]

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    TechLeader.TV Presents the C-Level Series: ‘2017 : The Year of Ransomware’ with Guest Veeam CTO & Vice President, Danny Allan; AUG 10, 2017; 11:30AM – 12:15PM

    July 20, 2017

    Introducing TLTV’s New C-Level Series: with Industry Leaders from the C Suite   2017: The Year of Ransomware with Guest Veeam Vice President Danny Allan  As Vice President at Veeam Software, Danny is responsible for envisioning, designing and delivering secure digital infrastructure solutions. He has […]

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    TANIUM: Investigating and Hunting for Anomalies – Webinar: July 12 Time: 10 am PDT

    July 10, 2017

    The amount of time an attacker remains within your network directly affects the scope and cost of a breach. As you know, attackers are creative; once in your network, they can remain undetected for months, wreaking havoc along the way. But investigating and hunting are […]

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    WATCH Techleader.TV’s C-Level Series with Veeam CTO Danny Allan: 2017 The Year of Ransomware; AUG 10, 2017; 11:30 AM-12:15 PM

    July 6, 2017

    If video doesn’t play go here: TechLeader.TV To watch may require Adobe Flash Player. This can be downloaded for free here: Flash Player. Adobe Flash Player is a free download for Windows and MacOS desktops and laptop computers. For iPad, iPhone running IOS please visit […]

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    Oklahoma CIO Raises Concerns before U.S. Senate Committee on Cybersecurity Regulations About Duplicative Cybersecurity Efforts Stemming From Federal Mandates

    June 28, 2017

    Highlights: “Voluminous,” “disjointed” and “complex” were just a few of the words Oklahoma CIO James “Bo” Reese used to describe the federal cybersecurity regulations facing states in written testimony before a U.S. Senate committee June 21. Reese, who also serves as the vice president of […]

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    VOD AVAILABLE: TechLeader.TV Creator & Host John Thomas Flynn interviews California DMV Director Jean Shiomoto & Deputy Bernard Soriano, June 21, 2017

    June 23, 2017

    WATCH VOD BELOW Highlights: Driver’s License on smart phone coming with QR Code like a boarding pass. New Driver’s License System requires major RFP for a systems integrator in 2018/19. DMV Knows Big Data’s Value and earns $65 million from it. Federal REAL ID requires […]

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    WATCH TechLeader.TV with DMV Director Jean Shiomoto & CTO Bernard Soriano: 11:30 AM PT. JUN 21, 2017

    June 16, 2017

    If video doesn’t play go here: TechLeader.TV To watch may require Adobe Flash Player. This can be downloaded for free here: Flash Player. Adobe Flash Player is a free download for Windows and MacOS desktops and laptop computers. For iPad, iPhone running IOS please visit […]

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    California Medi-Cal Fraud Award – from Oncore to First Data to Oncore: The Bizzare World of State Procurement

    June 16, 2017

    In one of the more curious procurements in recent history Oncore Consulting with Pondera and Lexis-Nexis has won the Medi-Cal Program Integrity Data Analytics (MPIDA) bid to aggressively pursue Medi-Cal fraud in California. It’s the second time the state issued an Intent to Award to […]

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    FY 2018 IT Budget By Agency and Project

    June 15, 2017

    Here’s a link to the new FY2018 budget which shows the total information technology each agency/department. The breakdown highlights the IT priorities of the administration for the next Fiscal Year. It represents an increase of 1.7 percent from FY 2017. This figure is based on […]

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    DGS Releases ITMSA Intent to Award

    April 27, 2017

        The State of California Department of General Services Awards released its long anticipated intent to award IT Consulting Services Master Service Agreement yesterday to nearly 250 IT vendors. See who here.

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    California Department of Technology May Vendor Forum

    April 25, 2017

    Event:             CDT Vendor Forum Type:               Registration Required Audience:       CDT Vendors Recurring:       No Date :              5/22/2017 Time:              9:30 AM – 11:30 AM Description:   The California Department of Technology will provide the vendor community with valuable information on how their companies […]

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    California Department of Technology (CDT) publishes Agile guidance

    April 25, 2017

    Understanding Agile The California Department of Technology (CDT) is developing guidance and tools for state departments and agencies to leverage for their usage of agile practices. Click here o download Understanding Agile.

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    State Auditor reports UC Office of Pres hid $200 m in secret budget reserve; salaries & benefits too high; AND intentionally interfered with audit integrity.

    April 25, 2017

    Not exactly a clean bill of health… Maybe Napolitano can hire Linda Katehi to “fix” things. Funny how audits expose mismanagement. See BOE HIGHLIGHTS from State Auditor Report: Our audit of the University of California Office of the President’s budget and staffing processes revealed the […]

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    New bill to axe technology agency moves forward

    April 20, 2017

    Tardy April Fools’ Day! It’s Florida, not California. Sounds familiar though. California killed its Technology Agency in early 2012. One of Governor Browns first acts of his young, second administration. Unanimous approval in the House Appropriations Committee was a ‘disappointing’ development for agency leaders. The […]

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