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Alabama names Marty Redden as permanent CIO

Redden, who had served in an acting capacity since the June departure of Jim Purcell, is Alabama's first permanent CIO and IT secretary in more than two years. Benjamin Freed has more.


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AV standards 'insufficient' for manufacturers, agency heads say

Autonomous vehicles need federal safety standards more stringent than an existing patchwork of inconsistent state regulations, U.S. transportation officials told the Senate Commerce Committee this week. “We are going to keep going, that’s for sure, but this human interface and this technology needs some standards,” Maria Cantwell, D-Wash., said. Ryan Johnston reports.


San Diego names new chief data officer

Andrell Bower, formerly the city's open data program coordinator, takes over as CDO, where she says issues like homelessness and infrastructure take precedence. Ryan has the details.


Connecticut launches ‘problem-based’ procurement for digital government

State Chief Information Officer Mark Raymond told StateScoop the state's experimental procurement process, which asks vendors to propose specifications, rather than simply meet them, should yield more creative solutions, more quickly. Watch the video interview.


Singapore announces national AI strategy, office

The city-state's new strategy takes a “human-centric” approach to artificial intelligence and focuses on delivering social and economic benefits. Meanwhile, a new office will align researchers, private industry and government to “drive the national AI agenda.” Jake Williams reports from Barcelona, Spain.


NYC algorithm task force makes broad suggestions in final report

After 18 months of waiting and some controversy, the group's recommendations have arrived. Mayor Bill de Blasio reacted quickly by announcing the creation of a new position, an algorithms management and policy officer, to oversee how the city's use of automated decision systems influences policy. Ben has the full story.


Mastercard launches urban-development insights tool for cities

The company announced that a tool, first used in Dublin and Helsinki, that projects how various events could affect local economies is now available to its growing network of more than 40 member cities. Jake has the details.


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