In the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, a record-high 84 percent of Californians are using high-speed internet at home—up 10 percent from 2017. The pandemic has shifted many, if not most, activities to online; Californians are using the internet for activities like accessing financial services, telecommuting, job hunting, distanced academic learning, or virtual job training.
Governor Newsom on Tuesday appointed two California department CIOs and a Googler to senior positions at the California Department of Technology. CalPERS Chief Information Security Officer, and former CIO, Liana Bailey-Crimmins has been appointed … [Read More...] about Gov. Newsom appoints two department CIOs and a Googler to senior positions at CDT
The global pandemic has inspired a new legislative proposal to permanently provide public access, via internet-based and call-in options, to all public meetings across California. Assemblymember Alex Lee (D-25) and Assemblymember Cristina Garcia … [Read More...] about Bill would require all public meetings to have online option
A new legislative proposal seeks to create an offshore wind-power industry in California aimed at helping the state achieve its renewable energy goals. AB 525, by Assemblymember David Chiu (D-San Francisco) sets the goal for California to produce … [Read More...] about Proposal aims to develop offshore wind power industry in California
Gov. Newsom made several appointments to key energy agencies this week. Darcie Houck to the CPUC, Sivia Gunda to the California Energy Commission, and Mary Leslie and Jan Schiori to the California Independent System Operator (CAISO) … [Read More...] about Governor announces key energy agency appointments
With a mission to deliver health and human services, the state's largest agency has created a new unit to use its vast amount of data with more efficiency and sophistication. The Health and Human Services Agency (CHHS) is proposing to fund a … [Read More...] about New CHHS unit seeks to leverage people-related data across the state
Amid a surging pandemic that has ravaged the livelihoods of millions of Californians, and as the state struggles to fix flaws in the unemployment claims system, the state Department of Technology (CDT) has released its strategic plan. It envisions … [Read More...] about Golden State’s tech vision explained