California Releases Open Source Tech, Data to Track COVID-19

California Releases Open Source Tech, Data to Track COVID-19

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California has new technology tools and data to help government agencies and the public better understand the spread and impact ...
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Senate Confirms GovOps Secretary Yolanda Richardson

Senate Confirms GovOps Secretary Yolanda Richardson

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On June 22, the California state senate confirmed Yolanda Richardson as Governor Newsom’s appointee as secretary for the Government Operations ...
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Legislation to Regulate Facial Recognition Technology Stalls

Legislation to Regulate Facial Recognition Technology Stalls

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Assembly Bill 2261 by Assemblymember Ed Chau (D-Monterey Park), which would regulate the way government agencies use facial recognition technology ...
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New Policy Aims for 75 Percent of State Workers to Telework, Report Says

New Policy Aims for 75 Percent of State Workers to Telework, Report Says

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Just as California state offices began reopening on Wednesday in the wake of the COVID-19 shutdown and the recent protests ...
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Commission Approves Utility Bankruptcy Plan

Commission Approves Utility Bankruptcy Plan

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On May 28, the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) approved PG&E’s bankruptcy exit plan, the penultimate milestone for the company ...
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CHP Chief Information Officer Scott Howland to Retire

CHP Chief Information Officer Scott Howland to Retire

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After nearly 30 years of service, California Highway Patrol (CHP) Chief Information Officer (CIO) Dr. Scott Howland will retire effective ...
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Consumer Watchdog: 'No More Oil Wells!'

Consumer Watchdog: ‘No More Oil Wells!’

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On May 20, Consumer Watchdog, a nonprofit organization that works on behalf of taxpayers and consumers, transmitted a letter to ...
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Pumped Storage Legislation Advancing

Pumped Storage Legislation Advancing

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As we have been reporting, there are two bills dealing with the NextEra Eagle Crest Pumped Storage Project, one that ...
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California Seeks COVID-19 Technology Solutions, Launches Portal to Gather Ideas

California Seeks COVID-19 Technology Solutions, Launches Portal to Gather Ideas

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The California Department of Technology is seeking technology solutions in response to COVID-19, launching a portal (https://tech.covid19.ca.gov) to gather ideas ...
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CDT Hires Carlos Isaac Cabrera as Geographic Information Officer

CDT Hires Carlos Isaac Cabrera as Geographic Information Officer

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The California Department of Technology has appointed Carlos Isaac Cabrera as the state geographic information officer (GIO), a newly-created position ...
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