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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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California Poised to Set New Record for CO2 Emissions from Wildfires

California Poised to Set New Record for CO2 Emissions from Wildfires

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While GovReport focuses on energy and technology, we are keenly mindful of the impact that recent and current fires have ...
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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 ...
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Code for America Advisor to Help with California's Tech Vision

Code for America Advisor to Help with California’s Tech Vision

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Very Little Gravitas LLC, a firm owned by consultant Dan Hon, was awarded a $246,840 contract with the California Department ...
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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 ...
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Governor appoints new EDD executive team

Governor appoints new EDD executive team

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Gov. Newsom on Friday appointed new executive team members to the Employment Development Department to boost customer service and deal ...
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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 ...
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Newsom creates ‘strike team’ to address problems with unemployment system

Newsom creates ‘strike team’ to address problems with unemployment system

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Amid historic COVID-19 related unemployment highs and a day before a contentious Assembly hearing on California’s unemployment system, Gov. Newsom ...
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Closing the Digital Divide Task Force Hearing

Closing the Digital Divide Task Force Hearing

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State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond will hold a hearing today of his task force to close the digital ...
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Office of Traffic Safety Hires Jessica Chan as CIO

Office of Traffic Safety Hires Jessica Chan as CIO

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The Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) has hired Jessica Chan to head up the agency's IT and administrative divisions. “We ...
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Kevin Cornish Named Covered California's New Chief Information Officer

Kevin Cornish Named Covered California’s New Chief Information Officer

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Image: https://www.coveredca.com Covered California has a new executive to oversee the health agency's IT strategy and tech initiatives, according to ...
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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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Veteran Agency CIO Andrew Armani to Retire

Veteran Agency CIO Andrew Armani to Retire

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After 30 years of service to the state, Information Technology Deputy Secretary for Business, Consumer Services, and Housing Agency (BCSH) ...
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NASCIO Report Outlines ‘Four Forces’ CIOs Should Consider for Legacy Modernization

NASCIO Report Outlines ‘Four Forces’ CIOs Should Consider for Legacy Modernization

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The National Association of State Chief Information Officers (NASCIO) this week issued a new report titled The State CIO Operating ...
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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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