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411, 2022

California says goodbye to late payments and late fees with this new payment tool

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The California Department of FISCal (FI$Cal) released a new digital payment history tool that is sure to make life easier for state suppliers and contractors. The "FI$Cal Purchase Order Payment History Search" tool provides real-time information on payments and will serve thousands of suppliers receiving state payments. The tool, which launched in April, will also help the state save funds by preventing late payments and late fees to contractors.

310, 2022

Deloitte Secures $46M California DMV Modernization Contract

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The New York headquartered company is part of the DMV’s Digital eXperience Platform (DxP), a department-wide project to remake and re-engineer the DMV’s services from the ground up. Its aspirations are Amazonian, attempting to mimic the intuitive ease of ecommerce within the nuances of form submissions and renewals.

2505, 2022

Ten AI Government Tech Startups to Watch in 2022

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The impending world of AI presents an opportunity for entrepreneurs to offer governments a new level of service scalability, efficiency, and security. In fact, based on adoption, AI is likely to be a necessity to manage government’s ever-evolving service needs.

1811, 2021

Q&A: California’s CIO and CISO reveal next steps for the state’s new cybersecurity strategy

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Since Gov. Gavin Newsom announced California’s first state-wide cybersecurity strategy last month, IT officials have been promoting the plan as something that will do more than increase security, streamline operations, or even cut costs. Officials said the strategy, known as Cal-Secure, lays the foundation for the future of California’s cybersecurity defense.

2110, 2021

A Look at California’s New Cybersecurity Roadmap

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California’s cybersecurity journey is full of setbacks and successes, hard tumbles and tenacious wins. In every sense, it’s a coming-of-age story, where growth is driven as much by loss as achievement. In this evolution, the Golden State is about to take its next big leap.

610, 2021

Does California Need a Data Academy?

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Whether it’s a city IT department or a state technology office, it’s not easy for the government to hire capable talent. The California economy is competitive. It brims with nearly 1.9 million tech jobs, boasts the most tech companies out of any state, and on average, pays tech workers 78 percent more than all other occupations, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

2607, 2021

California Office of Digital Innovation Plans Expansion for New Projects and Initiatives

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California’s Office of Digital Innovation is growing in both size and scope. That message of growth took center stage this month as ODI leaders offered a public update on the group’s projects and strategy to modernize state services. The group sprang from the shared desire from the state legislature and Gov. Gavin Newsom to create a digital team that could reimagine new solutions, processes, and policies in service delivery. And since its launch in 2020, the ODI has grown from 11 technologists to 20-plus, with ambitions to increase to 50 soon.

2506, 2021

Ca.gov could ‘reinvent’ how visitors access information and services

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State technology officials have jumpstarted a major overhaul of Ca.gov, California's official website, to unify department sites and simplify access to services. The initiative is already underway with an announcement on June 17 by Rick Klau, who took helm as California's Chief Technology Innovation Officer in February. Klau met with tech companies in a vendor forum hosted by the California Department of Technology, saying the goal of the project is to streamline the state’s patchwork website content, design styles, management systems, and IT infrastructure.

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