• FORGET IT, JACK; IT’S CALIFORNIA: CSU Chancellor’s Office hid $1.5 Billion surplus

    June 20, 2019

    CSU Chancellor’s Office Did Not Fully Inform Legislators and Students About CSU’s $1.5 Billion Surplus. CSU had accumulated a surplus of more than $1.5 billion, primarily from student tuition, that it can use at its discretion to cover the costs of instruction or other operations.

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    TechLeader.TV’s radical proposals to fix California DMV

    June 6, 2019

    I regaled our Techleader.TV (TLTV) live audience last month with accounts of my serendipitous meeting with Governor Gavin Newson as we boarded and deplaned on our flight from DC to Sacramento in March. Gov. Newson, a previous guest on TLTV, and I only had a […]

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    VOD: TechLeader.TV with Budge Currier, Manager, 9-1-1 Emergency Communications Branch, California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (CalOES) May 16, 2019

    May 31, 2019

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    PETS OPPOSED: Is euthanizing pets to be buried with dead owners OK?

    May 24, 2019

    RICHMOND, Va. (WWBT) – Sometimes, people love their pets too much. Such was the case with Emma, a healthy Shih Tzu mix that was recently euthanized after its late owner left explicit instructions the dog be put down – and laid to rest – with […]

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    Fraud Whistleblower sues over Inaccessible state parks website that Cost California $66 Million

    May 24, 2019

    OAKLAND, May 20, 2019 — TRE Legal Practice alleges that Xerox Corp. and Conduent, Inc. defrauded taxpayers when the two companies built a $66 million state park reservation website that hundreds of thousands of Californians with disabilities cannot use.   Full story  Here    

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    TX CIO & NYS CTO Plus NASCIO Executive Director on Identity/Access Management

    May 17, 2019

    Webinar: Identity and Access Management: A Top Priority for States in 2019 Date: Wednesday, May 22, 2019 Time: 2 p.m. ET Duration: 1 hour Cost: No Fee Description It’s taken seven years for identity and access management (IAM) to be firmly ensconced on state chief information officers’ radar screens. […]

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    WATCH TechLeader.TV with Mark Ghilarducci, Director California Office of Emergency Services, MAY 16, 2019; 11:30 AM PT

    April 25, 2019

    Show will play LIVE on May 16, 2019 at 11:30 AM ET     If video doesn’t play go here: TechLeader.TV, THEN Click WATCH at TOP RIGHT of PAGE; then PLAY. To watch may require Adobe Flash Player. This can be downloaded for free here: […]

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    VOD: TechLeader.TV with Patrick Dennis, CIO, California Parks & Recreation Dept, MAR 19, 2019

    March 19, 2019

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    WATCH TechLeader.TV with Patrick Dennis, CIO, California Parks & Recreation Dept, MAR 19, 2019; 11:30 AM PT

    March 8, 2019

    If video doesn’t play go here: TechLeader.TV Click WATCH at TOP RIGHT of PAGE; then PLAY. 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 […]

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    VOD: TechLeader.TV with Dr. Linette Scott, Chief Medical Information Officer and Chris Riesen, CIO, DHCS, NOV 14, 2018; 11:30 AM PT

    November 16, 2018

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    WATCH TechLeader.TV with Dr. Linette Scott, Chief Medical Information Officer and Chris Riesen, CIO, DHCS, NOV 14, 2018; 11:30 AM PT

    November 1, 2018

    If video doesn’t play go here: TechLeader.TV Click WATCH at TOP RIGHT of PAGE; then PLAY. 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 […]

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    State Auditor Again Blasts California’s Implementation of Nearly $1 Billion Financial System

    August 16, 2018

    In addition to a 70% budget increase since 2005 this seemingly interminable FI$CAL project is far from complete, with less than 1/3 of state departments converted over, most other remaining departments who were supposed to go live last month represent much larger state organizations and […]

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    White paper: Four Best Practices for State and Local Government Disaster Recovery Planning

    July 10, 2018

    White paper: Four Best Practices for State and Local Government Disaster Recovery Planning    

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    How state and local governments combat ransomware with Cisco & Veeam

    July 10, 2018

    How state and local governments combat ransomware with Cisco & Veeam

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    VOD: TechLeader.TV with Adam Dondro, AIO, California Health & Human Services Agency; MAY 2, 2018; 11:30 AM PT

    May 11, 2018

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    WATCH TechLeader.TV with Adam Dondro, AIO, California Health & Human Services Agency; MAY 2, 2018; 11:30 AM PT

    April 26, 2018

    If video doesn’t play go here: TechLeader.TV Click WATCH at TOP RIGHT of PAGE; then PLAY. 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 […]

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    California Office of Systems Integration Releases Pre-Solicitation RFP for CalHEERS System Development, Maintenance and Operations

    April 3, 2018

    On March 29, 2018, California’s Office of Systems Integration (OSI), on behalf of the California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) and Covered California, released (on Cal eProcure) a Pre-Solicitation Request for Proposal (RFP) #32323 for System Development, Maintenance and Operations (SDMO) services for the California Healthcare Eligibility, Enrollment and Retention System (CalHEERS). […]

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    DATELINE APRIL 1, 2018: CALIFORNIA MODERATE SPEED RAIL (MSR)

    April 2, 2018

    DATELINE APRIL 1, 2018: CALIFORNIA MODERATE SPEED RAIL (MSR)   Following the recent release of the California bullet train’s 2018 business plan calling for lower speeds, Governor Jerry Brown today announced that his flagship infrastructure initiative, California High Speed Rail (HSR), would forthwith be rechristened […]

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    BRAVE NEW WORLD: Dating apps tracking your Internet behavior, overnight locations; Ins companies track your fast food habits

    March 23, 2018

    Pretty scary, huh: Imagine a hyper-connected world where dating applications build 800-page profiles or your Internet behavior and taste in love interests, or track your one night stands based on the overnight location of your cell phone. Or, what if health insurance companies gathered information […]

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    Gov Brown Taps County Welfare IT Leader Dan Kalamaras for New Director of Office of Systems Integration (OSI)

    March 13, 2018

    Governor Brown Announces Appointments SACRAMENTO – Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments:     Dan Kalamaras, 51, of Gold River, has been appointed director of the Office of Systems Integration at the California Health and Human Services Agency. Kalamaras has been […]

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