California Announces Health Data Exchange Framework

California Announces Health Data Exchange Framework
The framework serves as a single data sharing agreement and “common set of policies and procedures” that–starting in 2024–will facilitate and govern the process in which health information is shared between health care entities and government agencies.  ...
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Legislature Approves Audit of CDT Oversight Role

Legislature Approves Audit of CDT Oversight Role
The California Joint Legislative Audit Committee has approved an audit request by Assemblywoman Cottie Petrie-Norris to examine the California Department of Technology’s role in the oversight of state IT projects.  ...
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Digital Equity Legislation to Create California Connect Corps

Digital Equity Legislation to Create California Connect Corps
Under pending legislation, California will create a State Digital Equity Plan to help close the Digital Divide and allow it to participate in a massive federal spending program to create affordable and accessible broadband connectivity. Developed in collaboration with the California Public Utilities Commission, the plan will be administered by the California Department of Technology ...
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Can blockchain technology help prevent unemployment fraud?

Can blockchain technology help prevent unemployment fraud?
Can blockchain technology help fight fraud at the Employment Development Department?  If pending legislation is approved this year, a study by the Office of Digital Innovation (ODI) will aim to answer that question.  Assembly Bill 2781 by Assemblymember Jordan Cunningham (R-San Luis Obispo) last week unanimously passed the Senate Governmental Organization Committee advancing closer to final approval.  ...
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Ten AI Government Tech Startups to Watch in 2022

Ten AI Government Tech Startups to Watch in 2022
The impending world of AI presents an opportunity for entrepreneurs to offer governments a new level of service scalability, efficiency, and security. In fact, based on adoption, AI is likely to be a necessity to manage government’s ever-evolving service needs ...
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Education Data System Announces Data Sharing Agreements

Education Data System Announces Data Sharing Agreements
California's developing education data system has signed legal agreements with 15 agencies and education organizations to pave the way for new data sets on student progress throughout the state's education system, the Cradle-to-Career System announced.   ...
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Newsom Signs Blockchain Executive Order

Newsom Signs Blockchain Executive Order
Crypto assets and blockchain technology make up $3 trillion on the global market. Around 16 percent of adults have invested in or traded cryptocurrency.  Gov. Gavin Newsom is bringing some regulation to a burgeoning, wide-open market. On May 4, Gov. Newsom signed an executive deal that will begin to create a regulatory approach that will ...
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What is Challenge-Based Procurement?

What is Challenge-Based Procurement?
What is a challenge-based procurement? Former San Francisco Chief Innovation Officer and City Innovate Co-CEO Jay Nath talks with Christina about new approaches to technology procurement. Watch the 10-minute interview here ...
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CDT Kicks off Round Two of the Technology Modernization Fund

CDT Kicks off Round Two of the Technology Modernization Fund
The California Department of Technology announced round two for proposals to be funded by the Technology Modernization Fund (TMF) ...
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Two Bills Would Mandate Modular Approach to Large-Scale IT Projects

Two Bills Would Mandate Modular Approach to Large-Scale IT Projects
While large-scale contracts and projects managed by the California Department of Technology (CDT) historically have been carried out in both "waterfall" and modular fashions, AB 1806 and AB  2558 aim to mandate the modular approach ...
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