Legislation Proposes New Metrics for State Agencies’ Cybersecurity

Legislation Proposes New Metrics for State Agencies’ Cybersecurity

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Assembly Bill 2777, by Assemblymember Lisa Calderon (D – Whittier), aims to fortify California’s cybersecurity by mandating a Baseline Information ...
California Names First Chief Digital Strategy Officer

California Names First Chief Digital Strategy Officer

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The California Department of Technology announced Ivy Teng Lei as California’s first Chief Digital Strategy Officer, a new role that ...
State Announces GenAI Pilot Partnerships with Five Vendors

State Announces GenAI Pilot Partnerships with Five Vendors

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On May 9, the California Government Operations Agency (GovOps) announced five agreements with vendors in response to its first round ...
Bhupinder Kaur Appointed CIO at Office of Energy Infrastructure Safety

Bhupinder Kaur Appointed CIO at Office of Energy Infrastructure Safety

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The Office of Energy Infrastructure Safety (Energy Safety) has appointed Bhupinder Kaur to serve as its Chief Information Officer and ...
State Launches Expanded Recruitment Campaign to Attract Talent to State Service

State Launches Expanded Recruitment Campaign to Attract Talent to State Service

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The California Department of Human Resources (CalHR) has unveiled an ambitious expansion of its Work for California (Work4CA) campaign, aimed ...
Ron Robinette Joins GovOps as Agency CIO

Ron Robinette Joins GovOps as Agency CIO

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Ron Robinette has started a new position as Deputy Secretary and Agency Chief Information Officer at California Government Operations Agency ...
Chaeny Emanavin Appointed Deputy State CTO

Chaeny Emanavin Appointed Deputy State CTO

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Former California Health and Human Services Agency Innovation Director and White House staffer Chaeny Emanavin has been appointed Deputy State ...
California Secures Major Funding to Help Close Digital Divide

California Secures Major Funding to Help Close Digital Divide

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The California Department of Technology announced that the state’s Digital Equity Plan has received approval from the National Telecommunications and ...
Senate Hearing Previews Debate on AI in Government

Senate Hearing Previews Debate on AI in Government

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On Feb. 21, the Senate Governmental Organization Committee and Senate Budget Subcommittee on State Administration, chaired by Senators Bill Dodd ...
Ajit Girn Appointed CIO of EDD

Ajit Girn Appointed CIO of EDD

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The California Employment Development Department (EDD) has appointed 14-year department veteran Ajit Girn as its new CIO, according to a ...
Assemblymember Rebecca Bauer-Kahan Introduces Measure to Regulate Automated Decision Systems

Assemblymember Rebecca Bauer-Kahan Introduces Measure to Regulate Automated Decision Systems

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On Thursday (2/15/24), Assemblymember Rebecca Bauer-Kahan (D-Orinda) introduced AB 2930, which aims to regulate Automated Decision Systems (ADS) by assessing ...
Renoir Pope Appointed as State Enterprise Architect

Renoir Pope Appointed as State Enterprise Architect

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Renoir Pope has been appointed State Enterprise Architect for the State of California and head of the Office of Enterprise ...
CDT Releases Annual Report

CDT Releases Annual Report

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The California Department of Technology has released its annual report that shares the state’s vision, principles, planning, and accomplishments from ...
State Senate to Hold Hearing on AI in California Government

State Senate to Hold Hearing on AI in California Government

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A joint informational hearing by the Senate Government Organization Committee and Senate Budget Subcommittee #4 on Administration will be held ...
5 Insights, Lessons on Using Artificial Intelligence

5 Insights, Lessons on Using Artificial Intelligence

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As one local government official recently wrote, artificial intelligence (AI) “has the potential to revolutionize state and local government operations,” ...
New Legislation Seeks Safe AI Development

New Legislation Seeks Safe AI Development

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Senator Scott Wiener (D- San Francisco) has introduced SB 294, known as the Safety in Artificial Intelligence Act, aiming to ...
Executive order calls for study on AI use in state government

Executive order calls for study on AI use in state government

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Gov. Gavin Newsom on Wednesday (9/6/23) signed an executive order aimed at preparing California for the advancement of Artificial Intelligence ...
Legislature Adopts Resolution on AI Principles

Legislature Adopts Resolution on AI Principles

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The California Legislature this week adopted a major policy stance on the use of artificial intelligence with the passage of ...
California launches real-time responder tool ahead of wildfire season

California launches real-time responder tool ahead of wildfire season

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California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) has launched a real-time tool designed to help first responders react quicker ...
Joy Bonaguro Leaves State, Reflects on Time as Chief Data Officer of California

Joy Bonaguro Leaves State, Reflects on Time as Chief Data Officer of California

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After nearly three and a half years as Chief Data Officer (CDO) for the state of California, Joy Bonaguro has ...