Bike lane object-detection tech one of three winners in DCx challenge
Three winners of a Washington D.C. startup competition will split $20,000 for their public-safety-driven technologies.
Chicago mayor proposes massive overhaul of city's IT operations
Mayor Lori Lightfoot's proposal would merge the city's IT agency with the department that manages vehicles and buildings, which the city's former chief data officer called a "terrible decision."
Engaging community is key for smart-city development, officials say
Speakers at a smart-cities conference outside Washington said their programs are only worthwhile if residents understand the new technologies being deployed in their communities.
U.S. can't crack top 10 in survey of 'smartest' cities
A new smart-city ranking index listed just nine U.S. cities out of 102 globally, based on residents' perceptions of infrastructure and civic services.
Baltimore CIO, scrutinized for ransomware response, no longer with city
Frank Johnson, who had been on unpaid leave since September, was let go permanently about five months after a costly ransomware attack.
Govern for America hopes first cohort spurs interest in government work
The national fellowship program is striving to rebrand careers in state and local government as a challenging and meaningful adventure.
'Digital Equity Act' proposes $250 million annually for cities, states
Advocates for the legislation say it's the other, missing half of the current growing national investment in broadband infrastructure.
Waze launches data-sharing integration for cities with Google Cloud
The route-finding app will integrate its anonymized, shared data into Google Cloud to make it easier for cities to analyze it.
As 911 goes digital, security and training pose major challenges
Today's aging, analog 911 systems are largely insulated from cyberattacks. But soon they'll be plugged into everything else that gets hacked.
Cities want technology vendors that listen, not just 'sell stuff'
Officials have long complained of companies that offer products in search of a problem. New procurement strategies are cropping up as a result.