Facing budget shortfalls, cities begin furloughing tech workers
Their finances punished by the coronavirus pandemic, cities are preparing to furlough many of their workers, and IT officials are no exemption.
San Antonio's R&D League to tackle public health, environment
Next month's two-day event is expected to connect the general public with organizations interested in developing unique ideas to problems ranging from digital access to housing.
Four ways local governments can promote startup innovation
Commentary: Two "smart city" experts urge local leaders to create regulatory environments that encourage growth and innovation.
San Antonio looks to eliminate bias within 'smart city' planning
City officials want to make their annual community surveys more accessible to non-English speakers and other residents who may be excluded from them.
Schools remain 'easy target' for ransomware as Maze targets big K-12 systems
There's a "special place in hell" for ransomware actors who go after schools during the start to a chaotic academic year, one analyst told StateScoop.
Delaware city to pilot all-in-one public transit app in 2021
A new app from Via Transportation is hoped to provide greater accessibility as residents of Georgetown, Delaware, consider dozens of transit options.
Denver tech agency considers upgraded digital services, messaging
The Denver City Council is ready to vote on a proposal that would mean a $1.9 million upgrade contract with OpenCities, a Microsoft-owned software maker.
Portland enacts nation's strongest facial recognition ban
Portland has become the first to ban all both public and private sector organizations from using facial recognition systems within city limits.
LA's use of Citizen for contact tracing has some privacy advocates worried
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti has announced the selection of Citizen, a company that uses GPS to track users' locations, as the city's contact-tracing app vendor.
Permitting software, fire cameras among Philadelphia's latest innovation projects
The latest round of funding in Philadelaphia's Innovation Fund includes seven projects, many redesigned to meet agency needs during the pandemic.