As food insecurity rises, food banks turn to map tech

by • 3 months ago

Food banks around the U.S. say digital maps have been the best tool to get the word out about their services at a time of heightened food insecurity.

Georgia's buggy new voting machines lead to hours-long waits on primary day

by • 4 months ago

Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger blamed malfunctions in the new $104 million system on user error, but election-security advocates argue the devices are unreliable.

Atlanta CIO worries city employees will forget ransomware attack

by • 12 months ago

"We have to tell people this can happen again," said Gary Brantley of the March 2018 ransomware attack on his city.

New 'Curiosity Lab' for AV testing has real pedestrians, steep roads

by • 1 year ago

The new autonomous vehicle testing track, which is open to the public, offers to researchers obstacles not found on closed-track facilities.

Public safety data needs a strategy, Atlanta CIO says

by • 1 year ago

Atlanta's recent adoption of gunshot-detection devices means there's even more data the city find ways to share and manage.

5G promises to bring 21st-century infrastructure — and fun with robots

by • 1 year ago

At a smart cities conference in Atlanta, 5G was called as essential to cities today as sewers were in the 19th century. In the suburbs, it meant dancing robots.

House panel floats new cybersecurity grants for state, local governments

by • 1 year ago

Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms and others told the U.S. House Homeland Security Committee that state and local governments need help preparing for cyberattacks.

Digital service delivery, public safety tools finalists in 'Engaged Cities' awards

by • 1 year ago

Ten finalist cities will compete for three shares of a $200,000 cash prize for work with the public that makes a positive difference in their communities.

Atlanta creates CIO advisory group to drive city's tech policy

by • 2 years ago

The 13-member group includes technology executives at some of the city's biggest companies, including Delta Air Lines, Equifax and Chick-fil-A.