CDT Connect: Executive Messages

Code for America: Leading the Field

Code for America: Leading the Field

May 3, 2022 – Just in time for Public Service Recognition Week, CDT’s Rick Klau and Phoebe Peronto talk about innovation, motivation, and building a digital-first government that is accessible and people centered.   Read More   From Code for America Summit...

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Bug Bounty Hunters Capture Security Risks

Bug Bounty Hunters Capture Security Risks

By Vitaliy Panych, California State CISO February 16, 2022 — California is using crowdsourced testing to find vulnerabilities in state apps to stop security breaches before they happen. The state offers a financial incentive, known as a “bug bounty” to encourage...

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Happy Holidays from CDT

Happy Holidays from CDT

From Amy Tong, Director and Russ Nichols, Chief Deputy Director December 21, 2021 — As we reflect on the past year, we want to share this special holiday video to express our thoughts and extend our gratitude to the entire CDT family.  We wish you and your family a...

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First Steps and Gratitude

First Steps and Gratitude

By Amy Tong, State Chief Information Officer November 19, 2021 — You don’t have to be State CIO to understand how technology touches every aspect of life, so much so that a strong internet connection has become a “need to have” not a “nice to have.” Like all of you, I...

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Public Service Recognition Week… A chance to say thank you

Public Service Recognition Week… A chance to say thank you

By Amy Tong, State CIO and Director of CDT May 6, 2021 - May 2-8 is Public Service Recognition Week, a week governments put aside to recognize and thank their employees. This week honors all of those who serve our nation as federal, state, county and local government...

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State CIO: Working together and putting people first

State CIO: Working together and putting people first

March 10, 2021 - One year ago, panicked shoppers cleared hand sanitizer, bleach wipes and paper products from market shelves. Food staples were rationed as fear and uncertainty prompted a survivalist reaction for many. As Californians sheltered for safety, our state’s...

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