New York City launches fintech challenge for underbanked residents

The city's latest "Moonshot" challenge seeks to assist some 1 million unbanked or underbanked New York City residents.

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Local governments lack funding, not desire, to expand broadband, survey finds

by • 5 days ago

Many cities, counties and tribal governments have broadband projects ready, but not enough funding, according to a report from Cisco.

Houston unveils digital 311 platform

by • 1 week ago

The new Microsoft platform enables residents to file service requests online or by phone, opening up call center staff to work on more complex cases.

San Jose's new youth mental-health directory doesn't look like a city website

by • 1 week ago

San Jose Chief Innovation Offer Jordan Sun said directory, designed by San Jose State University students and recent graduates, addresses a pressing need for youth mental health services.

New York awards city employees for innovation work

by • 1 week ago

The inaugural round of NYC[x] awards recognized several data projects undertaken by city agencies during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Seattle CTO Saad Bashir stepped down

by • 1 week ago

A deputy CTO, Jim Loter, was appointed as his interim replacement.

Cloud security is like an 'all-you-can-eat buffet'

by • 1 week ago

A panel of cybersecurity and IT officials likened the menu of tools available to secure cloud environments to a bottomless Las Vegas feast.

Ohio city hit by new strain of ransomware 'AvosLocker'

by • 2 weeks ago

Actors associated with a new ransomware gang known as AvosLocker stole a trove of data from Geneva, Ohio, with a threat to publish it.

Police misconduct registry named for John Lewis to launch for public use in fall

by • 2 weeks ago

The LEWIS Registry, being developed at the University of Southern California, will let users see if police officers have instances of misconduct in their records.

Los Angeles must 'do better' on data privacy, controller says

by • 2 weeks ago

Los Angeles Controller Ron Galperin is calling for the creation of a privacy board that can hold the city accountable for its use of new technologies.

16 cities certified for data-driven practices

by • 2 weeks ago

What Works Cities, a division of Bloomberg Philanthropies, certified a new round of cities for their data practices, bringing the total number of participants to 254.