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.
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
DMV application and verification process inadequate and local law enforcement spotty. DMV has not canceled permanent placards for thousands of individuals who are likely deceased. Although DMV performs a monthly match between state vital records and permanent placard holders, it does not do so with […]
California Cyber Security Integration Center (Cal-CSIC) is a central organization for the analysis and sharing of cyber threat information. The Cal-CSIC houses multiple state and federal government partners to address real-time threats and vulnerabilities to California’s infrastructure.
Credit Found Maggie’s Farm, video of how global warming is removed from Donner Pass by the Union Pacific Railroad
Every few weeks we read about another organization – Disney, UCSF, Southern California Edison telling their employees they had 90 days to train their replacements and leave: the replacements – foreigners on H1B Visas. THE IEEE ON H1B VISA SCAMS: “This is the real story […]
With 2 million registered voters and a population of 4 million in second largest U.S. city, LA Mayor Garcetti re-elected with just over 200,000 votes. LA Times oblivious headline: Garcetti wins reelection in landslide Worse…in the LA city council race in District 1 incumbent Gil […]
The Federal Trade Commission’s settlement with the soon-to-be Chinese owned Vizio over its egregious privacy violations of American consumers demonstrates this threat. The Irvine, California-based Vizio has sold over 11 million internet-connected “smart” TVs in the United States since 2010. Last year, the Chinese conglomerate […]
This may be good news for all those CISO’s with limited funds for security. [Congressional Representatives] introduced the State Cyber Resiliency Act, which would fund Federal Emergency Management Agency–administered grants for cybersecurity planning and implementation. “Despite the velocity of the threat, 80% of states lack […]
Highlights: Comprehensive review of state security policies underway New scorecard coming: Cybersecurity Maturity Metrics to ascertain Departments’ level of security expertise Departments must breakout security spending in their IT Cost reports beginning in July 2017 16 Department Security audits completed. Findings… Governance Risk and Compliance […]
The year is still young but this story in SF Chronicle today sets a terribly high standard to beat in utterly, mind-blowing government foolishness. In fact, it reads like something in The Onion… Oakland race and equity official reviews cannabis industry My favorite parts: Her […]
The California State Auditor today in her legislatively mandated annual FI$CAL review reported that the project “continues to face scheduling challenges, despite having significantly extended its schedule and increased its budget in its sixth Special Project Report (SPR) less than a year ago… That sixth […]
REVEALNEWS: Uber’s lack of security regarding its customer data was resulting in Uber employees being able to track high profile politicians, celebrities, and even personal acquaintances of Uber employees, including ex-boyfriends/girlfriends, and ex-spouses, Uber said it protects you from spying. Security sources say otherwise
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California Medi-Cal Fraud Analytics Bid and Procurement Reform – Case Study I The issue of State of California IT procurement reform has been a steadily recurring theme, since, well…in all probability since there have been IT procurements, in particular where large, complex IT project procurements […]