Advocates push to fight algorithm bias in state contracts

Advocates push to fight algorithm bias in state contracts

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They are used in virtually every sector, helping decision-makers mete out punishment, choose a medical treatment, price on a product ...
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Aspen Institute: Three ways California could improve tech project oversight

Aspen Institute: Three ways California could improve tech project oversight

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As part of a presentation by Aspen Institute's Tech Policy Hub and the Tech Talent Project held on May 11, ...
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Nonprofit creates open-source digital infrastructure for agriculture industry

Nonprofit creates open-source digital infrastructure for agriculture industry

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A nonprofit organization is aiming to help modernize the global agriculture industry by launching an open-source technology project to serve ...
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How Governments Can Bridge Service Gaps with Data

How Governments Can Bridge Service Gaps with Data

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Code for America uncovers techniques to increase the reach of services through equitable data use. There’s nothing more vexatious than ...
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Tech leader Tim O'Reilly says this key IT ingredient will make or break social policies in 2021

Tech leader Tim O’Reilly says this key IT ingredient will make or break social policies in 2021

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O'Reilly said if the Biden Administration and local progressive policymakers fail to apply this one IT industry principle, it could ...
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New report calls for government innovation to solve digital inequities

New report calls for government innovation to solve digital inequities

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The COVID-19 pandemic has unironically highlighted the digital divide, especially considering how many Americans attend school and work meetings—or even ...
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Cradle to Career Data System Moves Closer to Reality

Cradle to Career Data System Moves Closer to Reality

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The architects of the first phase of the California Cradle-to-Career Data System have submitted the second of three reports outlining ...
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California to Track Homelessness with New Data System

California to Track Homelessness with New Data System

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A new data system to monitor homelessness aims to inform funding and policies for California social services. California unveiled a ...
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Legislation seeks to address algorithm bias in state IT projects

Legislation seeks to address algorithm bias in state IT projects

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This week, legislation that would create the Automated Decision Systems Accountability Act of 2021 passed out of the Assembly Committee ...
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Veteran tech leader Chris Cruz to retire from public service

Veteran tech leader Chris Cruz to retire from public service

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After serving for two years as San Joaquin County CIO, Chris Cruz, who spent most of his career in high-level ...
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Broadband access hits record high, digital divide remains for disadvantaged

Broadband access hits record high, digital divide remains for disadvantaged

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A new report out this week says that while Californians are connected to the Internet at a record percentage in ...
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After California’s Costly Firestorms, A Wildfire Innovation Office Emerges

After California’s Costly Firestorms, A Wildfire Innovation Office Emerges

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As California grapples with an upsurge of deadly fires, a new bill proposes an Office of Wildfire Technology Research and ...
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Board Members Appointed to California’s Privacy Protection Agency

Board Members Appointed to California’s Privacy Protection Agency

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On Mar. 17, Governor Gavin Newsom, along with other state officials, announced the establishment of the California Privacy Protection Agency ...
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Governor Appoints Ana Lasso as new DGS Director

Governor Appoints Ana Lasso as new DGS Director

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Gov. Newsom on Friday announced the appointment of Ana Lasso as the new director of the California Department of General ...
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New report confronts shift in workplace amid economic crisis

New report confronts shift in workplace amid economic crisis

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With a backdrop of economic crisis and a massive shift toward telework due to the global pandemic, a new report ...
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PPIC report measures California's digital divide

PPIC report measures California’s digital divide

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In the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, a record-high 84 percent of Californians are using high-speed internet at home—up 10 ...
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Gov. Newsom appoints senior positions at CDT

Gov. Newsom appoints senior positions at CDT

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Governor Newsom on Tuesday appointed two California department CIOs and a Googler to senior positions at the California Department of ...
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Can California get ahead of IT project failures?

Can California get ahead of IT project failures?

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California government is trying to get ahead of state IT project failures, said Chief Information Officer Amy Tong last week ...
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Bill would require all public meetings to have online option

Bill would require all public meetings to have online option

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The global pandemic has inspired a new legislative proposal to permanently provide public access, via internet-based and call-in options, to ...
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New CHHS unit seeks to leverage people-related data across the state

New CHHS unit seeks to leverage people-related data across the state

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With a mission to deliver health and human services, the state's largest agency has created a new unit to use ...
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