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Read by opinion leaders, policy makers, the vendor community and government IT workforce, has a well-defined audience focused on the public-sector technology industry in California. Our goal is to gather and publish news and information related to this community, and to document the efforts of those working to modernize California’s digital infrastructure and access to information.

Vitaliy Panych, who took over as the state’s chief information security officer in January, discussed broad-level IT and cybersecurity issues and goals, working with security partners and best practices during a recent virtual event.
The forward-looking technology arm of the California Government Operations Agency has a new chief deputy director, a new deputy director of programs and a new senior engineer.
The 35-year-old executive has been acting CISO in the California Department of Technology for two years before his official appointment was announced late Tuesday afternoon.
Wilkening, the governor’s special adviser on innovation and digital services, stepped down last week. He was a driving force behind the new Office of Digital Innovation and the cutting-edge project.
The Office of Digital Innovation was created last summer by Gov. Gavin Newsom. This position oversees the planning and administration of IT as well as other elements of the Government Operations Agency, the job posting says.
The newly signed executive order directs several agencies to “regularly convene private-sector companies in an effort to understand and predict current and future demand for broadband."
Two California agencies are in the proof of concept stage of a procurement for a statewide homeless data integration system. Tackling the homelessness in the state has long been a focus of the Newsom administration.
Udaya Patnaik, a Silicon Valley entrepreneur, was selected as the California Office of Digital Innovation’s first director. The appointment was announced May 13 after roughly a year-long search.
Holm, a senior technology adviser to Mayor Eric Garcetti, was selected as the city’s new chief data officer. She also served as deputy chief information officer and assistant general manager of the Information Technology Agency.
Gov. Gavin Newsom announced Thursday that Amy Tong would continue to lead the state’s Department of Technology. Tong, who was initially appointed by Gov. Jerry Brown, has held the leadership position since June 2016.