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.
Portland, Oregon, installs 200 traffic sensors as it aims to fill up 'data lake'
The additional technology arrives as city council prepares to vote on the Smart Cities PDX initiative.
Building a smart city from scratch is as hard as it sounds
Groundbreaking developments near Toronto, Boston and Phoenix are revealing early challenges around data privacy, social stewardship, and understanding the intangible qualities that entice people to move to a new city.
Vermont fills out cybersecurity advisory team with new appointments
Four nongovernment members have been appointed to a team charged with advising the governor's office on how to keep the state's networks secure.
Gigabit internet should be a universal utility in San Francisco, says city report
A panel convened by Supervisor Mark Farrell concludes that internet has graduated from a luxury to an essential component of living.
Municipal broadband advocates cry foul amid Seattle mayoral race
As the city takes another look at municipal broadband, the region's dominant internet service providers put their money behind the candidate who would oppose government's entrance to the market.
NYCx effort will be New York’s next pipeline for smart city innovation
Mayor Bill de Blasio has pulled back the curtain on NYCx, a civic tech initiative that will test smart city solutions through startup collaboration.
'Financial ecosystem' pilot streamlines payment processing in Idaho
A new check imaging service is the latest piece of a common system for simplifying payment operations in state government.
Even smart cities have a big transportation gap, study shows
Economic forces have created a death of intercity travel options, new analysis shows, even in leading smart cities like Columbus, Ohio.