Pittsburgh mayor nominates acting CIO to lead technology citywide

Acting Pittsburgh CIO Heidi Norman would lead technology efforts in a city now focused on improving connectivity and access to data.

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San Jose, Calif., names new innovation chief

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Clay Garner, formerly San Jose's deputy innovation chief, said he plans to tap into nearby Silicon Valley to address pressing city issues.

CISA director tells mayors to make cyber a 'kitchen-table' issue

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Jen Easterly urged mayors to pursue more cyber hygiene and modernization — and offered an update on the new cybersecurity grant program.

New York Mayor Adams says he's buying crypto with first paycheck

by • 6 days ago

Adams said he'll use Coinbase, a cryptocurrency exchange, to convert his first paycheck into bitcoin and ethereum.

New York's mayor is consolidating city's tech into one agency

by • 7 days ago

New York Mayor Eric Adams issued an executive order reorganizing several tech-focused agencies into a single office, which the city's new CTO will lead.

New York transit pilots to test surface cleaning tech, bus optimization

by • 2 weeks ago

Three startups selected by the Transit Tech Lab plan to test new technologies aimed at reliability and cleanliness.

Louisville, Ky., hires first-ever 'director of innovation'

by • 2 weeks ago

Eric Burnette, a former senior policy adviser with Louisville's economic development arm, said he's targeting grant funding in the new role.

Audit of Honolulu's IT modernization efforts has city officials sparring

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Honolulu CIO Mark Wong claims an audit of his agency's IT modernization efforts misrepresents the city's successful technology projects over the past eight years.

State and local IT officials aim to follow Biden cybersecurity order, survey finds

by • 2 weeks ago

SolarWinds found that while not bound to it, many state and local IT officials are trying to adopt parts of the White House's cybersecurity directive.

Chattanooga, Tenn., CIO announces plans to step down

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Chattanooga, Tennessee, CIO Brent Messer, who's spent eight years at the city, said he's "sad" to be leaving his role.

New mayors need data to succeed, says Bloomberg Philanthropies

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Bloomberg Philanthropies urged new mayors to use existing technology initiatives to avoid having to "reinvent the wheel" of government innovation.