Biden promises mayors 'open door' on pandemic recovery

The president-elect said cities "have been on the front lines from the very beginning" and promised a stronger relationship with the White House.

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Communities close digital divide through racial, socioeconomic analysis

by • 5 days ago

Officials said approaching the digital divide through racial and socioeconomic lenses enables more meaningful and efficient uses of city resources.

Trust and engagement are key for post-pandemic 'smart cities'

by • 6 days ago

A city can only be smart if residents can access and trust its technology, New York City CTO John Paul Farmer said during the Smart Cities Live conference.

South Bend's former innovation chief returns for 'technified' community planning

by • 1 week ago

The Indiana college town's former chief innovation officer, Santiago Garces, returned to run economic development after a stint leading Pittsburgh's IT efforts.

Los Angeles controller publishes maps showing city's inequities

by • 2 weeks ago

Los Angeles Controller Ron Galperin's new "Equity Index" is a visualization of the contrast in quality of life between Los Angeles neighborhoods.

How the pandemic messed up D.C.'s cybersecurity plans

by • 2 weeks ago

Facing budget constraints and a new cybersecurity model, Washington, D.C.'s CISO is bracing for an "interesting" 2021.

Biden transition leans on state and local tech experience

by • 2 weeks ago

The president-elect's transition advisers include several current and former state and local IT officials, like former Santa Clara County, Calif., CIO Ann Dunkin.

Identity security for local governments

by • 2 weeks ago

Dr. Brian Gardner, CISO for the City of Dallas discusses changes in the CIO role

New York City's social services agency is its own software developer

by • 2 weeks ago

A new framework has sped up the development of software the agency uses to support people experiencing homelessness.

Miami-Dade transit using AI to monitor passengers for social distancing

by • 2 weeks ago

The county's transit authority signed up an analytics firm after the pandemic hit to track effects of its COVID-19 response measures.

Small businesses need continued cybersecurity assistance through pandemic, officials say

by • 2 weeks ago

Officials from New York and Philadelphia said their cybersecurity education programs need to reach their communities just as much as they do city employees.