• By Published On: April 11, 2024

    As dozens of bills related to artificial intelligence make their way through the legislative process, notable measures that may impact state government operations are moving forward, including two key proposals this week. Senate Bills 892 and 893 by Senator Steve Padilla would address AI risks and create a California AI Research Hub within the Government Operations Agency.  Both bills passed the Senate Governmental Organization Committee on Tuesday. 

State Launches Expanded Recruitment Campaign to Attract Talent to State Service

State Launches Expanded Recruitment Campaign to Attract Talent to State Service
The California Department of Human Resources (CalHR) has unveiled an ambitious expansion of its Work for California (Work4CA) campaign, aimed at simplifying the process for Californians to find rewarding careers within state service. The initiative seeks to connect more individuals with opportunities across various sectors such as critical infrastructure, public health, education, and technology ...

California Secures Major Funding to Help Close Digital Divide

California Secures Major Funding to Help Close Digital Divide
The California Department of Technology announced that the state’s Digital Equity Plan has received approval from the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), providing $70.2 million in federal funding to help close the digital divide in California.   ...

AI Regulation Measure Passes Committee

AI Regulation Measure Passes Committee
A major proposal to regulate artificial intelligence in California has passed its first policy committee.  Senate Bill 1047 by Senator Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco) would enact the Safe and Secure Innovation for Frontier Artificial Intelligence Models Act passed on a 9 to 0 vote by the Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday ...

Crystal Taylor Appointed as CIO at California Department of Health Care Services

Crystal Taylor Appointed as CIO at California Department of Health Care Services
Crystal Taylor has been appointed as Chief Information Officer and Deputy Director of Enterprise Technology Services at the California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS), where she has spent the past nearly four years serving in various roles including as Division Chief for IT Strategy and Chief of Product for the Medi-Cal Enterprise Services Modernization ...