Oakland, California's CIO stepped down this month

Oakland, California, CIO Andrew Peterson rejoined the private sector after more than four years leading technology projects in the San Francisco Bay Area city.

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LA’s innovation chief left for Bloomberg public-sector role

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Amanda Daflos, Los Angeles' former chief innovation officer, stepped down last month to become the executive director of the Bloomberg Center for Public Innovation at Johns Hopkins University.

Atlanta names Ohio agency IT chief as new city CIO

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Jason Sankey, a former chief information officer of the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services, is the city's new CIO, Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms said.

Los Angeles prepares to be 'smart' ahead of 2028 Olympics

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City CIO Ted Ross said a new "smart-city" plan is a roadmap for agencies to follow in the build-up to the 2028 Summer Olympic Games.

No ransom demand in cyber incident at NYC law department, officials say

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Mayor Bill de Blasio said the city has "not seen information compromised or a ransom demand," but added that the situation is "evolving."

Next-generation 911 advancing quickly, but needs better funding, experts say

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Cybersecurity, association leaders said, also remains a top concern as the public safety technology gets closer to launch.

Will legislation propel the smart city movement?

by • 3 weeks ago

Lawmakers are taking a third run at the Smart Cities and Communities Act. A growing appreciation for technology gives the 2021 version a better chance.

NYC joins international coalition for civic innovation

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Along with Berlin, London and Paris, New York City will challenge the public to create digital tools that help small businesses and artists grow.

USC researchers building nationwide police misconduct registry named for John Lewis

by • 4 weeks ago

The Law Enforcement Work Inquiry System Registry, or LEWIS, is named for late Rep. John Lewis.

Pandemic was a 'tipping point' for government modernization

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A new report from Deloitte found that COVID-19 pushed many agencies from "doing digital" to "becoming digital." Now the challenge is to make it last.

Des Moines, Iowa, plans $2 million licensing software upgrade

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The Iowa capital is replacing a 20-year-old system with new software that will enable residents to conduct more than 70 types of transactions online.