Police need public's trust before adopting new technologies, officials say

by Benjamin Freed • 2 weeks ago

Emerging technologies like drones and data analytics can help police, but they need community acceptance first, speakers at a South by Southwest panel said.

Boston hires new chief data officer, elevates CISO role

by Colin Wood • 2 weeks ago

Gregory McCarthy and Stefanie Costa Leabo represent two key personnel changes following the appointment of David Elges as city CIO last November.

Denver puts bus and rail info on Uber app

by Benjamin Freed • 2 months ago

A Denver transit agency became the first to integrate its schedule into the ride-hailing app, and will soon start selling rail and bus passes through Uber, too.

New York City installs Waze GPS beacons in tunnels

by Colin Wood • 2 months ago

The Bluetooth-connected devices allow drivers to maintain a GPS signal through four tunnels where coverage was previously unavailable.

Two Las Vegas roadways digitized for autonomous vehicles

by Colin Wood • 2 months ago

Rules of the road have been put into a digital format and served up to highly autonomous vehicles operating in the region.

NYU's 'People-Led Innovation' project launches new website

by Ryan Johnston • 2 months ago

NYU's GovLab and the Bertelsmann Foundation have published resources for city government officials interested in tapping their populations for new ideas.

Former Alaska CISO touts new statewide security contract

by Colin Wood • 3 months ago

Shannon Lawson said new Gov. Mike Dunleavy asked for his resignation, but praised a new contract that empowers all public entities in the state to buy cybersecurity tools.

Boston hires D.C.'s David Elges as new chief information officer

by Benjamin Freed • 4 months ago

Elges was most recently the CIO of Washington, D.C.'s Child and Family Services Agency.

West Virginia says 144 people voted using mobile blockchain app

by Benjamin Freed • 4 months ago

Overseas residents like active-duty military members were able to cast their ballots in this year's election using the blockchain-backed Voatz mobile app.

New toolkit shows little cities how to buy like big ones

by Jared Beinart • 5 months ago

A new online tool developed by The Atlas guides small and midsize cities through "big city" tactics for doing business with the private sector.

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