Atlanta names Ohio agency IT chief as new city CIO

by • 8 months ago

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.

Atlanta installs fiber for 'smart city' corridor

by • 8 months ago

Leaders of the “Atlanta Beltline” project have announced installation of 15 miles of fiber-optic cable that will connect to physical infrastructure and help close the digital divide.

Atlanta CIO Gary Brantley to step down

by • 1 year ago

Brantley was hired in September 2018 as the city was still climbing back from one of the worst ransomware attacks to hit a local government.

As food insecurity rises, food banks turn to map tech

by • 2 years 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 • 2 years 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 • 2 years 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 • 2 years 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 • 2 years 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 • 2 years 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.