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.
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.
The Deputy Director for the California Department of Technology is considering a statewide system that will allow for more flow of government data and an Innovation Lab to work on new strategies of how to take advantage of it.
A State Technology Vendor Performance Task Force is discussing how the scoring system would be weighted among competencies such as project management, system development life cycle, vendor performance and contract fulfillment.
State agencies, local governments and the companies that provide services to Florida are waiting to see what will emerge from new legislation that aims to create an Agency for State Technology, replacing the defunct Agency for Enterprise Information Technology.
Peter V. Lee, executive director, California Health Benefit Exchange; David Maxwell-Jolly, former chief deputy executive director for strategy, California Health Benefit Exchange; Karen Ruiz, CalHEERS project director California Health Benefit Exchange; Juli Baker, chief technology officer, California Health Benefit Exchange