At AGL Summit on May 23 in Sacramento, a panel of civic practitioners discussed lessons learned and recommended strategies for modernizing digital services in the state of California.
At AGL Summit on May 23, Chaeny Emanavin, Director of the Office of Innovation for the California Health and Human Services Agency, gave a lightning talk on recent efforts to improve government operations in California.
Adam Dondro, CIO for California Health and Human Services Agency, explained in his opening remarks that the intent of AGL Summit was to promote actionable conversation for moving government digital services forward.
The California Department of Technology (CDT) on Wednesday issued a new statewide policy on open data to encourage transparency and provide guidance for state staff who publish data sets.
AGL and Code California hosted Rebecca Woordbury, Director of Digital Service and Open Government at San Rafael, and Angie Quirarte, Assistant Secretary for Digital Engagement at California Government Operations Agency, for a town hall-style talk with audience questions.
Staffed by 50 new positions and with a budget of $36 million, the new office will aim to make the delivery of government services more efficient, starting with the Department of Motor Vehicles and its "significant customer service challenges."
Local software developers and executives recently met to discuss the use of free and open source software (FOSS) in government and new open source code policies in the State of California.
Bill Maile, Director of Government Relations for AGL and former Communications Director for the California Child Welfare Digital Service Project, says the state shouldn't abandon agile methods despite challenges with the project.
The State of California has added seven new tech firms to the pre-qualified vendor pool for agile, the Department of Technology announced.
The Massachusetts state comptroller turned to agile methods to improve his office and to help overcome government's risk-averse nature.