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MISAC Partnering with CCISDA and CSDA to Collaborate with State Technology Department

Tuesday, January 7, 2020   (0 Comments)
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MISAC Vice President Hong Sae (City of Roseville CIO) has volunteered to represent MISAC on an informal collaborative being formed to discuss means for local governments to work more effectively with the California Department Technology.  In addition to Sae, former MISAC Board member Tim Ranstrom (El Dorado Irrigation District) will represent the California Special Districts Association (CSDA).  Executive Director OJ Sutherland will be representing the California County Information Services Directors Association (CCISDA) on the group that is planning to meet every other month.

 

"At the most recent MISAC and CCISDA conferences, we had the opportunity to sit down with State CIO Amy Tong and share some ideas about possible partnership opportunities," Sae noted.  "During our discussions, we agreed that it would be beneficial for all concerned to have representatives of MISAC, CCISDA, and CSDA meet with Amy and her staff on a periodic basis to talk about how local government entities could work better with her department," Sae added.

 

Following are some of the issues of importance identified by Sae that he feels could be addressed by the group:

 

  • Procurement, purchasing and acquisition - such as software and hardware cooperative purchasing agreements
  • Shared and managed services - such as telecommunications
  • Cloud and data centers - such as redundant data centers
  • Smart communities, innovations, and emerging technologies - such as Artificial Intelligence
  • Cybersecurity assistance and alignment of cybersecurity strategies - such as escalation and incident response
  • Educational training strategies - such as succession planning and soft/tech skills training and development
  • Technology legislation - such as assistance reviewing the impact and value of individual bills

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