NYC Cyber Command may win a permanent spot in city government
The move would codify cybersecurity as one of the services the city government provides to its nearly 9 million residents.
Philadelphia ready to install 100 free Wi-Fi kiosks
The city has announced the next phase of its partnership with Intersection, which will install and maintain the devices around the city.
NYC joins Amsterdam, Barcelona to protect residents' digital rights
A new coalition of governments seeks to apply certain human rights standards, as defined by the United Nations, to the digital space.
NYC Council makes Mayor's Office of Data Analytics a permanent part of city government
The legislation makes the city's cross-cutting data analytics office a required piece of the mayor's office.
Data is about much more than decision-making
Commentary: Socrata Data Academy Director Oliver Wise says improved decision-making is valuable, but not the full proposition data makes to government.
NYC's latest moonshot challenge targets cybersecurity for small businesses
The city discovered in a recent survey that small business owners are aware of cyber threats but are largely unequipped to address them.
Local governments hit FCC with three 5G lawsuits
Twenty-two West Coast cities and counties are challenging a recent federal ruling that restricts what municipalities can charge phone companies for installing next-generation wireless equipment.
New York City fills long-vacant chief analytics officer role
Kelly Jin, a former technology policy adviser to the Obama White House, was hired as the city's new top data official.
New York City launches a smartphone threat-detection app
NYC Secure will tell New Yorkers if their phones encounter unsafe networks. The city insists it's not tracking users.
Cities object to FCC's new rules on 5G rollout
"The FCC is threatening the public’s right to control public property," New York City CIO Samir Saini wrote.