One year after Atlanta's ransomware attack, the city says it's transforming its technology

The city's new CIO, Gary Brantley, says cybersecurity is now "at the front of everything we do" in the wake of a cyberattack that cost Atlanta $17 million.

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Los Angeles ditches mainframe for California's data center

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The city has signed a three-year $10.5 million deal that officials say will free it from legacy infrastructure that is weighing down progress.

How the NYPD is using machine learning to spot crime patterns

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The department has revealed "Patternizr," a tool used the past two year years to spot crime patterns nearly invisible to the human eye.

Tornado sirens in Dallas suburbs deactivated after being hacked and set off

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Residents of two cities were woken up in the middle of the night Tuesday after someone gained access to the radio-based warning system.

Cities and industry need to partner on resiliency after disasters

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Cities building resiliency plans should be willing to test new technologies that could help mitigate disasters, speakers said during a South by Southwest panel.

After 'transformative' term, Kansas City CIO Bob Bennett to depart

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The Missouri city CIO will leave government in April after three years of "smart city" work that he says has finally paid off.

Utah to join states allowing fully autonomous vehicles on public roads

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If signed by Gov. Gary Herbert, Utah would join states including California, Arizona, and Pennsylvania that allow public testing of fully autonomous vehicles.

Police need public's trust before adopting new technologies, officials say

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Emerging technologies like drones and data analytics can help police, but they need community acceptance first, speakers at a South by Southwest panel said.

Officials worry next-generation 911 could expose operators to gory images

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Some in emergency call centers say they're concerned with how the the introduction of photos and videos to 911 calls could affect their mental well-being.

Denver to test blockchain-encrypted mobile voting in May election

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The city's deployed military and overseas voters will be offered the ability to use Voatz, the mobile-voting app that was tested in 2018 by West Virginia.

For autonomous vehicle advancement, Mayor Peduto signs “Pittsburgh Principles"

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He's signed a "first of its kind" order laying out the city's AV strategy, calling for testing guidelines and transparent communication between stakeholders.

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