Mental health, housing rights targeted in latest NYC tech competitions

Officials say they're aiming to help Hispanic communities in the Inwood and Washington Heights neighborhoods through the two latest NYCx Co-Lab challenges.

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Ransomware awareness is up, yet cyber budgets stay flat, poll finds

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An IBM Security survey found 73 percent of state and local government workers are concerned about ransomware, but many say their budgets and training remain inadequate.

NYC lawmakers propose new agency to boost digital services

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A new "Office of Technology and Digital Services" would post technologists in every city agency to develop open-source applications and tools for city services.

'Hygiene is core to everything' on ransomware, San Jose CIO says

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San Jose CIO Rob Lloyd told a San Francisco CyberTalks audience that as ransomware attacks have matured, how governments defend against and respond to them have had to as well.

Analytics, partnerships to drive Buffalo mayor's new smart-city plan

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After announcing last week that Buffalo, New York, is planning to weave more tech into its infrastructure, Mayor Byron W. Brown explained to StateScoop how he plans to use data "in a more predictive way."

Sewer scanners, drone hives funded in latest Urban-X startup cohort

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Each of seven companies developing solutions for urban areas will receive $150,000 and run through a 20-week accelerator program.

Parking on-demand, road safety apps in latest Michigan mobility grants

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Four companies received more than $300,000 to fund innovative transportation and parking projects around Michigan.

Five cities team up to uncover economic-development innovations

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Local governments in five states will share best practices and new ideas to boost economic development and improve civic engagement.

Now 10 years old, Code for America hopes for government to walk alone

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After a decade of challenging conventional wisdom, now-former CEO Jen Pahlka says more calls for change will begin cropping up from within government itself.

Cities are fleeing payment platform Click2Gov after data-breach resurgence

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Cities using the breach-prone platform are looking for safer options to regain the public's trust and ensure continuity of digital services.

The Open Law Library is saving municipal code, one government at a time

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David Greisen demonstrates a singular passion for accuracy and law in his project to get more cities to publish their legal codes online.