Seattle’s new data dashboard highlights city performance

“Performance Seattle” is part of Mayor Jenny Durkan’s call to improve accountability and build “the city of the future.”

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Pensacola, Florida, cyberattack is ransomware, officials confirm

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Hackers responsible for a November attack against the global facilities services company Allied Universal have claimed responsibility.

New California tech lobby focuses on business with state and local government

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Led by former California state official and CompTIA executive Jennifer Saha, TechCA will seek to help industry “be a better partner to government.”

New York Police Department IT chief named citywide CIO

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Jessica Tisch, the NYPD's deputy commissioner for information technology, will take over IT administration for the nation's largest city government.

FCC's 5G fund called 'slap in the face' to areas struggling to get 4G

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The FCC's $9 billion 5G expansion plan was criticized by lawmakers and state officials who say it lacks a clear business plan and will do little for rural areas.

FCC announces $9 billion 5G auction to replace Mobility Fund Phase II

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The FCC has confirmed through testing that carrier coverage maps are inaccurate and announced a new funding program for the next generation of wireless.

Seattle's smart-city coordinator leaving for civic-tech consulting group

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Kate Garman, Seattle's lead technology adviser to Mayor Jenny Durkan, announced she will move to CityFi in January.

FCC orders wireless providers to share 'vertical location' data

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New rules rolling out over the next four years are hoped to assist first responders more easily locate callers inside buildings.

Senate passes NASCIO-backed cybersecurity aid bill

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The State and Local Government Cybersecurity Act, which would provide more federal funding and resources to lower rungs of government, passed the Senate unanimously.

Digital services can restore trust in government, NYC official says

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New York City CTO John Paul Farmer said that as public trust in government has plummeted, agencies like his can play a key role in bridging the gap.

Data-science collaboration in LA earns global smart-city award

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Los Angeles was the only U.S. city to be recognized this year, honored for its work with colleges and universities promoting data-driven decision making.