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Theo Douglas

Contributing Writer

Theo Douglas is assistant managing editor for, and before that was a staff writer for Government Technology. His reporting experience includes covering municipal, county and state governments, business and breaking news. He has a Bachelor's degree in Newspaper Journalism and a Master's in History, both from California State University, Long Beach.

California's second most populous county has new leadership in its IT department; David Smith is set to officially take over the role May 20. Smith replaces Susan Green, who retired last month.
Wentworth, who has been in county service since 1996, will lead the Information Services Department as director and CIO. He had been serving as interim CIO since May, following the departure of Jon Walton.
Four proposals are under consideration in the California Senate and Assembly, ranging from a Digital Equity Bill of Rights to leveling the playing field in education and even in technology itself.
Deputy Director, Platform Services, California Department of Technology
After five years of leading improvements to resident, business and visitor digital experience for the city and county of San Francisco, Carrie Bishop has announced plans to depart from the position March 4.
Gov. Gavin Newsom has announced that CIO Amy Tong will become the new director of the Office of Digital Innovation, a forward-looking government technology laboratory and incubator, effective next month.
Andrew “Pete” Peterson, who was CIO of the California city since 2017, has joined San Francisco-based executive search firm Riviera Partners as its chief technology officer. His first day on the job was Monday.

In a 16-month initiative, the National Governors Association is working with eight states on health policies that could enhance data sharing and improve identity management and cost effectiveness.
Deputy Mayor, Los Angeles