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Matt Williams

Matt Williams

Contributing Writer

Matt Williams was previously the news editor of, and is now a contributor to Government Technology and Public CIO magazines. He also previously served as the managing editor of TechWire, a sister publication to Government Technology.2

Twitter: @dcommunities

Recent Articles

What Will It Take to Develop California's Statewide Water Data Platform?
April 27, 2017 - Plans to create a statewide water data platform for California are coming into focus. The state has determined it's "critical" that outside professional services be hired to successfully complete the project.

California Auditor Suggests New Database to Help Identify Parking Placard Fraud
April 24, 2017 - The California Law Enforcement Telecommunications System network contains data on placard information, but parking enforcement personnel who aren't sworn peace officers can't readily access it.

Cathy Cleek
March 29, 2017 - CIO, California Franchise Tax Board

Will Artificial Intelligence Make California's Tax Board Smarter?
February 17, 2017 - Cathy Cleek, CIO of California's Franchise Tax Board discusses what the next wave of innovation will bring at the state's Franchise Tax Board.

California's Enterprise Migration to Cloud Email Moves Forward
February 09, 2017 - California is inching closer to achieving a single system for email and productivity tools across state government. By the end of 2017, the vast majority of email accounts kept by California's state government - perhaps 90 percent or more - will be hosted off-premises in Microsoft's government cloud.

When a Data Breach Happens, Will California Pay for Protection?
February 08, 2017 - The chairman of the Assembly's Banking and Finance Committee is proposing that in the event of a breach of government data, California state and local agencies would be required to provide identity theft protection or mitigation services at no cost to constituents whose personal data may have been compromised.

California Chooses Accela Software for Cannabis Licensing System
February 03, 2017 - The Department of Technology is currently in negotiations with a systems integrator that will come aboard to install the software.

California Names New Chief Information Security Officer
November 14, 2016 - The state has tapped FireEye executive Peter Liebert for the position, which has been vacant for about eight months.

Analysis: Which Big State IT Project in California Will Next Switch to Agile?
October 28, 2016 - Do agile development principles have a place in upcoming state IT projects?

How Governments are Changing Application Design Using Solid State Drives
October 06, 2016 - Intel's Chuck Brown explains that solid state drives are enabling governments to accelerate existing applications, such as ERP systems and databases, and also to support the storage necessary to move applications into the cloud and virtualized environments.

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