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."
The Nov. 17 session will bring together local designers and city technologists to solve issues of digital inclusion.
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.
Techwire published an article on California's readiness to embrace agile processes, written by Bill Maile, Director of Government Relations for AGL and former Communications Director for California's Child Welfare Digital Service project. From the article: There is no silver bullet that will instantly reverse California’s troubled history of failed IT endeavors. And the CWDS project may indeed
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.
The IT vendor forum hosted on May 9 in Sacramento by the California Department of Technology (CDT) provided an update on the state’s effort to procure agile IT services.
Vendors that offer human centered design services can compete to earn a spot as part of the master contracts. City agencies will then have a faster, pre-confirmed avenue for purchasing design services.
Louisiana's Office of Motor Vehicles (OMV) is using agile methods to modernize its aging systems, starting with bite-size achievable chunks and performing some of the work in-house to save on costs.