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The California Government Operations Agency is responsible for administering state operations including procurement, information technology, and human resources.  The mission of CalGovOps is to improve management and accountability of government programs, increase efficiency, and promote better and more coordinated operation decisions. 
 

California Launches Redesigned Statewide Portal

CA.gov Provides Easy Access to Online Services  

SACRAMENTO – California has launched a new statewide portal to better help its citizens access key state services in one easy-to-use site.

The portal, www.CA.gov, focuses on the top 50 online services the state offers by federating these services into one location. The site now employs geospatial technology to recognize the users’ location to provide customized information, including relevant service locations and personalized imagery. The site is completely mobile-friendly, allowing citizens to access information on any device at any time.

The portal was developed in a joint effort between the Government Operations Agency (GovOps) and the California Department of Technology (CDT).

“With more than 200 state departments, boards and commissions, it can be challenging for Californians to know where to go to find relevant government information, said GovOps Secretary Marybel Batjer. “The redesigned portal gives everyone access to the information they want, when they want it.

“The CDT team designed the site in-house with existing resources,” said Scott Gregory, CDT Deputy Director, Office of Digital Innovation and Technology Engagement. “This site harnesses the touch point between technology and concise communication to provide unprecedented ease of use and access to important information related to state services.”

On the site, California agency profile pages summarize important organizational services, while highlighting accomplishments to engage users with data visualizations. The site provides location information with interactive mapping, as well as provides quick access to frequently asked questions. CA.gov has structured data and meta-data of all government agencies and their services to improve search results. The portal will further use personalized digital technology to enhance user experience and will be continuously updated as new state services come online.

 

GovOps Launches Second Phase of Open Data Portal

Water, Transportation and Economic Datasets Added 


SACRAMENTO -- The Government Operations Agency (GovOps) announced today it has launched the second phase of its one-year open data portal project. The goal of the initiative is to centralize and enhance open data in the state of California.

New datasets from the Department of Transportation, State Water Resources Control Board and Department of Finance are now available on https://greengov.data.ca.gov/. The new datasets give the public access to significant information about water, transportation and the economy and demographics.

“As information on the open data portal expands, so too does the opportunity for government to improve how it does business,” said GovOps Secretary Marybel Batjer. “We will continue to bring new information to the portal in order to better serve the people of California.”

GovOps launched the open data portal with the CA GreenGov Challenge, a code-a-thon, in October 2015. That challenge produced applications that state government is using to improve services. As new datasets are added, GovOps is also including departments with their own open data portals into the site. This information will allow state departments and anyone interested in using data for civic engagement to create new ways of examining how the state delivers services.

Caltrans, one of the participating departments in the pilot, provided details about 2014 Traffic Volumes and the 2014 Caltrans Performance Monitoring System Congestion Data. The department is also looking to add more datasets to the portal as the pilot moves forward.

“There is a growing recognition of the critical role that data should play in the planning and management of California’s complex transportation system,” said Caltrans Director Malcolm Dougherty. “Data-driven approaches increasingly are how we are going to address congestion and environmental issues in California.”

The State Water Board recently launched its first annual Water Dive – a series of data-centered events focused on fostering transparency and collaboration within the Water Boards, state and local agencies, and the public, to help turn data into knowledge and insight that supports preserving and enhancing California water.

 “The State and Regional Water Boards are pleased to be recognized for our ongoing efforts to foster public transparency and collaboration, and our commitment to provide real time, dependable and accurate information on the health of our waterways and our groundwater resources,” said State Water Resources Control Board Chair Felicia Marcus. “Information, open to all to use, question, and interpret, leads to better conversation, collaboration and action in dealing with the myriad challenge we face.”

The Health and Human Services Agency, State Controller’s Office, Franchise Tax Board, State Treasurer’s Office, Board of Equalization and Department of Justice have all launched open data portals of their own. The datasets on these portals, along with the datasets in the pilot portal, will eventually be accessible by a centralized, state open data portal, www.opendata.ca.gov, which will serve as a single access point to open data in the state of California.



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