The Technology Services Board (TSB) of the Office of Technology Services (OTech) will hold a public meeting on Monday, February 28, 2011, at 2 p.m., at the Byron Sher Auditorium of the Environmental Protection Agency, at 1001 I Street, in Sacramento. The meeting will be webcast live and may be accessed from the “What’s New”…

The California Technology Agency today announced Information Technology Policy Letter (ITPL) 11-02 that outlines the process for departments and agencies to report all service contracts with information technology (IT) components for review and oversight by the Technology Agency. Chapter 719, Statutes of 2010 (SB 856) (Government Code Section 11546.4) requires departments to identify service contracts…

This week at the CIO Academy in Sacramento,  Acting Technology Secretary Christy Quinlan highlighted some innovative projects in her opening remarks.   One was the Franchise Tax Board’s Enterprise Data to Revenue (EDR) project which is aimed at reducing the tax gap, the difference between what taxpayers should pay and the amount collected by the government. …

Prison Healthcare Receiver Clark Kelso received the Technology Champion Award this week at the CIO Academy.   Kelso, who previously served as California’s chief information officer, won the honor for his many contributions to California’s information technology program.  Most recently, he was integral to ensuring the successful launch of the Federated Data Center in support of…

This week, the 8th Annual Public Sector CIO Academy was held in Sacramento to recognize the hard work of IT professionals and executives in California State Government. Whether it’s leading an effort to refresh enterprise software, managing a multimillion dollar project, collaborating with programs or motivating staff to meet rigorous deadlines, staff were honored for…

Yesterday at the CIO Academy, a panel on AB 2408 was led by Adrian Farley, Chief Technology Officer and Acting Director of Technology Services and Josh Nisbet, Director, State of California Public Sector, CGI. The room was packed with more than 100 attendees. The two-day event is being held in Downtown Sacramento. On the panel…

The California Technology Agency is seeking to adopt best practices to make efficient use of the state’s IT data storage infrastructure. It is estimated that the State of California has purchased over six petabytes of data storage over the past five years. In size comparison, it’s been noted that the website YouTube now streams about…