Michael Wilkening

California digital services adviser steps down


Michael Wilkening, an adviser to Gov. Gavin Newsom and former head of the state's Health and Human Services agency, has left state government after 25 years.

California is building a 'portal of portals' for its data


It's the latest step in the state's effort to simplify its digital services and encourage development of new tools for public safety, public health and beyond.

California's new digital services office puts people over projects


Michael Wilkening, Gov. Gavin Newsom's innovation adviser, says the state's new digital innovation office will bring user-centered design to agency projects.

10 things 'I wish I had known' before the disaster hit


In disasters, government officials are called upon to respond and recover. Here are 10 things wish they had known before jumping into action.

3 ways GIS is improving service delivery for California HHS


Commentary: Undersecretary for the California Health and Human Services Agency says geographic information systems are proving extremely powerful in support of data gathering, integration and emergency response.