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NYC Cyber Command may win a permanent spot in city government

by Benjamin Freed • 3 days ago

The move would codify cybersecurity as one of the services the city government provides to its nearly 9 million residents.

NYC joins Amsterdam, Barcelona to protect residents' digital rights

by Benjamin Freed • 4 weeks ago

A new coalition of governments seeks to apply certain human rights standards, as defined by the United Nations, to the digital space.

New York City fills long-vacant chief analytics officer role

by Benjamin Freed • 2 months ago

Kelly Jin, a former technology policy adviser to the Obama White House, was hired as the city's new top data official.

New toolkit helps governments vet 'black box' algorithms for bias

by Benjamin Freed • 3 months ago

The toolkit, developed by Johns Hopkins University and San Francisco's data agency, nudges local leaders to ask questions about whether civic data is being used fairly in providing services to their residents.

NYCx publishes 'Moonshot Launchpad' toolkit for hosting civic challenges

by Ryan Johnston • 3 months ago

Mayor Bill de Blasio's office is encouraging city agencies, community organizations, and private businesses to rally the public in search of solutions to common urban challenges.

Lampposts that charge electric vehicles take winning spot in NYC climate challenge

by Mark Satter • 4 months ago

Ubitricity, a German firm, proposed outfitting city lampposts with electrical outlets turning them into public charging stations.

Seattle's 'Innovation Advisory Council' to commit corporate technology to homelessness, transportation issues

by Ryan Johnston • 4 months ago

Officials from companies including Amazon, Zillow, Microsoft, Expedia and Tableau say they will share their technology to help solve local issues.

Threat intelligence 'absolutely critical' to government cyber programs, NYC CISO says

by Jake Williams • 5 months ago

Geoff Brown, New York City's chief information security officer, says in a video interview that intelligence-driven security programs are the way to go.

6 finalists share electric vehicle charging ideas in NYCx challenge

by Colin Wood • 6 months ago

One winner to be named in July may get a shot at pitching ideas to city departments and help push the region toward its sustainability goals.

Winners announced in NYC Open Data competition

by Mark Satter • 6 months ago

The citywide competition challenged contestants to create digital platforms using 2,000 public datasets to address civic issues.

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