California spends $8 billion per year on information technology and yet, as Bee columnist Dan Morain pointed out in a recent column, the government is having trouble issuing drivers licenses. It's ironic that the birthplace of Apple, Cisco and Google often struggles when it comes to delivering its state government IT projects on budget and on time.
That disconnect is why three organizations are sponsoring a forum next week, "Optimizing IT Procurements in Times of Fiscal Austerity," at the USC Capital Center at 18th and I streets in Sacramento on Thursday, Feb. 17, from 5:30 to 7 p.m.
The University of Southern California State Capital Center, Sacramento State's Center for Collaborative Policy and the American Society for Public Administration are backing the event, which will feature a panel discussion with several IT experts from the public and private sectors.
Can't attend in person? You still can follow the discussion online or on the telephone. Click here for a press release with more details about remote access and the forum panelists.