Staff Writer, Techwire.net
Amy Stewart is a staff writer with Techwire.net, a publication dedicated to the public-sector technology industry in California.
SF Considers State Data Center for Disaster Recovery
May 17, 2013 - To help restore information and technology systems in the event of a city emergency, the city is considering switching from a private data center located 3,000 miles away to a state-run facility 100 miles away.
California's IT Procurement Taskforce Recommendations Expected Soon
May 15, 2013 - State Controller John Chiang said the task force may soon have recommendations on how to update the state's policies related to the use of technology.
California Bill to Restrict Wireless Communication Shutdowns Clears First Hurdle
April 17, 2013 - On April 16, a bill to prevent wireless communication interruption was approved by the Senate Energy, Utilities and Communications Committee.
California's Cloud Proposal Imminent
April 12, 2013 - Office of Technology Services Director Ron Hughes says RFP will be released in about four weeks.
Sen. Alex Padilla Enters California Secretary of State Race
April 11, 2013 - Top 25 honoree announces his candidacy for the position.
California Technology Agency to Release IT Procurement Strategy
March 20, 2013 - The CTA also released its 2013 Strategic Plan Update, which aims to expand online services, increase access from mobile devices, create innovative business systems and bridge the digital divide.
Appointment of California's OTech Director Ron Hughes Confirmed
March 14, 2013 - The California Senate Rules Committee unanimously voted to confirm Hughes' appointment, and the confirmation will advance to the Senate floor for final approval by majority vote.
California Puts MyCalPays Project on Hold
March 06, 2013 - The state's Legislative Analyst's Office said that ongoing problems call for pausing the program entirely for at least a year.
California Controller Announces IT Procurement Task Force
February 08, 2013 - Working with the Governor's Office, the State Controller's Office has assembled a task force to build recommendations on IT procurement.
CalPERS CIO Dale Jablonsky to Retire from State Service
February 07, 2013 - Jablonsky has spent nearly 30 years in state government, serving six years as the CIO of the Employment Development Department before starting as the CIO of CalPERS in August of 2010.
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