D.C. groups oppose city's real-time vehicle location tracking policy

A policy enacted in February by the D.C. transportation department requiring companies to share ride data in real time is facing escalating criticism from privacy advocates and neighborhood groups.

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'Citizen developers' help Texas city build digital services quickly and affordably

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More than 30 non-IT employees in Garland, a Dallas suburb of about 240,000, taught themselves how to design digital workflows making government more efficient.

North Texas communities launch innovation consortium

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A group of 21 communities surrounding the Dallas region have convened to share best practices on economic resiliency, transportation and the pandemic.

Digital privacy concerns will follow Sidewalk Labs to next venture, says former consultant

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Sidewalk Labs backed out of its "smart neighborhood" project in Toronto, but Ann Cavoukian said its flagrant misreading of the public's privacy concerns may continue to haunt the company.

New York City asks ISPs, technology companies to help close digital divide

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The city is asking internet carriers and other groups for ideas on how to bring broadband service to the 46 percent households in poverty that lack access.

Columbus, Ohio, launches 'digital capstone' of smart city advice

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The Ohio capital city says it's surpassed several environmental benchmarks of a 2016 federal transportation award, particularly with electric vehicle adoption.

Seattle dodges 'legacy nightmare' with paperless contract management

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A $3 million contract with Aurigo Software is allowing the city to dump its physical contract management system and collaborate with vendors more quickly.

Cities, counties unenthused by 'smart' projects in 2020, survey shows

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According to survey data released by the Public Technology Institute, just 10% of local government CIOs believe “smart” initiatives are met by agency leaders with enthusiasm.

Are your performance management efforts being misdirected?

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Commentary: Performance dashboards are common in local government, but public administration professor David Ammons says many aim too high in the organizational chart.

Pandemic a 'test-run' for city resiliency, says Philadelphia's smart-city director

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Philadelphia smart cities director Emily Yates said cities are now facing critical tests that will reappear as climate change and other future crises emerge.

Newark, New Jersey, taps car dealerships for food delivery

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Newark, New Jersey, is using interactive dashboards to connect local charities with car dealerships to fight food insecurity during the pandemic.