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 ...
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 ...
Golden State's tech vision explained

Golden State’s tech vision explained

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Amid a surging pandemic that has ravaged the livelihoods of millions of Californians, and as the state struggles to fix ...
'My Turn' site launched to track vaccine eligibility

‘My Turn’ site launched to track vaccine eligibility

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The State of California has launched a new data system that will inform citizens when they are eligible and how ...
Digital future envisioned in governor's budget

Digital future envisioned in governor’s budget

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In his 2013 book “Citizenville: How to Take the Town Square Digital and Reinvent Government,” California Gov. Gavin Newsom, laid ...
Broadband Action Plan Aims for Equity

Broadband Action Plan Aims for Equity

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The future is already here, it's just not evenly distributed, said Economist writer William Gibson.  The same idea applies to ...
Little Hoover Commission Pushes for Sharing of Healthcare Records

Little Hoover Commission Pushes for Sharing of Healthcare Records

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The sharing of data and records between California healthcare providers has grown in the last decade, but there’s still plenty ...
What’s the future of blockchain in California?

What’s the future of blockchain in California?

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For better or worse, this year’s pandemic will have a permanent impact on government operations, including the promise of a ...
Report: 2.3 Million Californians Lack High-Speed Internet

Report: 2.3 Million Californians Lack High-Speed Internet

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Although the COVID-19 pandemic has transformed internet access into a must for workers and students across the state, the Little ...
New site tracks grid outages

New site tracks grid outages

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The California Independent System Operator (ISO) launched a 2021 Summer Readiness webpage to help the public understand the August 2020 ...
California outlines future of artificial intelligence

California outlines future of artificial intelligence

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The State of California has taken initial steps to consider how artificial intelligence will play an inevitable role in delivering ...
California chief data officer announces statewide data strategy

California chief data officer announces statewide data strategy

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California has a new statewide data strategy that boldly challenges some established ideas in the civic tech community, Chief Data ...
California launches cannabis licensing system

California launches cannabis licensing system

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California cannabis-licensing authorities—BCC, CDFA, and CDPH—launched a unified licensing search platform on September 16, 2020. The platform was produced through ...
California Universities to Test COVID-19 Exposure Notification App

California Universities to Test COVID-19 Exposure Notification App

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The California Department of Public Health (CPDH) and the California Department of Technology (CDT) are partnering with UC San Diego ...
California Partners with Chan Zuckerburg Initiative to find COVID-19 Cures

California Partners with Chan Zuckerburg Initiative to find COVID-19 Cures

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California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM) and the Chan Zuckerburg Initiative (CZI) are collaborating to advance scientific efforts in developing ...
California to Roll Out New COVID-19 Reporting System in October

California to Roll Out New COVID-19 Reporting System in October

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California will roll out a new COVID-19 reporting system in October after it awarded a renewable six-month, $15.3-million contract to ...
DGS Measures Benefits of Teleworking

DGS Measures Benefits of Teleworking

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When the COVID-19 outbreak in March forced most state workers to telework indefinitely, the Department of General Services (DGS) took ...
Stewards of Change Institute teams with Stanford University on Equity Initiative

Stewards of Change Institute teams with Stanford University on Equity Initiative

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The not-for-profit think tank Stewards of Change Institute (SOCI) and the Stanford University Center for Population Health Sciences have joined ...
Christman appointed to oversee California’s public health data operation

Christman appointed to oversee California’s public health data operation

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Veteran data expert and former department CIO Scott Christman has been appointed to oversee California’s public health data operation, the ...
State Chief Data Officer Outlines Vision and Goals for California's Data Strategy

State Chief Data Officer Outlines Vision and Goals for California’s Data Strategy

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Speaking to a Zoom audience of more than 80 people at the CalData Open Meeting on Aug. 12, California Chief ...