Gov. Gavin Newsom announced a new Office of Digital Innovation and innovation academy in the state's proposed 2019-20 budget. He's calling for significant change in state IT governance and procurement practices.
One of California Gov. Gavin Newsom's first acts after inauguration was to sign an executive order creating a new path for state agencies to buy technology, pushing procurement in a more modern direction.
The city of San Jose, Calif., the largest part of Silicon Valley, is launching its self-driving vehicle pilot with Mercedes-Benz and Bosch. Next year, it will begin an on-demand transportation pilot program as well.
The project will cost LA County $4.4 million, with $2.8 million as the implementation cost, with the system offering reporting and in-system scoring functions which saves the staff days' worth of time.
California has released information about schools before in various forms — a dashboard, a database of performance scores, a grading system — but now all of that is rolled into a publicly available app.
The department continues to build out its QuickMap application for real-time traffic information. An iOS version of QuickMap was released in February, after an Android version was made available in 2016.