Matt Williams was previously the news editor of Govtech.com, and is now a contributor to Government Technology and Public CIO magazines. He also is the managing editor of TechWire, a sister publication to Government Technology.
Amy Tong Named Permanent California CIO
June 30, 2016 - California Gov. Jerry Brown announced that Amy Tong will serve on a permanent basis as the state's chief information officer after taking over when Carlos Ramos retired earlier this year.
Can Agile Development Change the Culture of Public-Sector Procurement?
June 13, 2016 - Companies are competing to be selected for California's pool of agile developers. One developer hopes openness will improve its chances.
Sacramento, Calif., Outlines City-Funded Innovation Strategy
June 06, 2016 - Mayor Kevin Johnson announced new initiatives from Sacramento's city government to support business creation, job growth and innovation as dozens of local coders gathered Saturday at The Hacker Lab co-working space in Midtown to participate in the National Day of Civic Hacking.
California's Digital Innovation and Technology Engagement Office to Enhance Digital Services Delivery
May 20, 2016 - The initiative will look at implementing agile and lean business processes to quickly deliver IT solutions, and open data also will be a core component.
California Launches Redesigned, Dynamic Web Portal
May 10, 2016 - One of the project's goals was to design the website so it takes fewer clicks for a user to find information.
California Seeks Chief Data Officer
April 20, 2016 - Although an official announcement hasn't yet come from the Governor's Appointment Office, a job posting is inviting candidates to apply for the position of Chief Data Officer, which would report directly to the secretary of the Government Operations Agency.
Sacramento, Calif., Launches 'Massive' Innovation Fund, Recruits Interim Innovation Officer
March 25, 2016 - As Mayor Kevin Johnson's interim chief innovation officer, Abhi Nemani is helping Sacramento figure out what to do with the funding approved by the mayor and City Council.
March 23, 2016 - Ronald Ralph, Tom Lupo, John Laird, Rita Gass, Tim Garza, Phil Minas
California Names Amy Tong Acting State CIO
March 17, 2016 - CIO Carlos Ramos has announced that he will retire from public service at the end of March.
California CIO Carlos Ramos Leaving Position
March 16, 2016 - Under Ramos' leadership, California's Department of Technology launched its own private cloud in 2014, created a new project approval process and Project Management Office in 2015, and is testing vendor performance metrics in 2016.