Austin CIO Chris Stewart targets citizen services
Recently promoted from an interim to permanent CIO position, Chris Stewart said his office is now building out a new digital services division.
Austin, Texas, gives up on alpha website after 3 years, $3 million
Austin, Texas, will decommission its alpha website, initially intended to be a more user-friendly version of its current website, after spending three years and more than $3 million on the project.
VR, digital assistants among projects in first STIR Labs cohort
Challenges surrounding climate change, transportation, housing and civic technology will be addressed by 17 research partnerships starting in February.
Austin is building a $7.1 billion transit system from scratch
Residents of the Texas capital voted to fund a brand-new rail system that will consider passengers' data privacy and user experience when it is built.
Denver tech agency considers upgraded digital services, messaging
The Denver City Council is ready to vote on a proposal that would mean a $1.9 million upgrade contract with OpenCities, a Microsoft-owned software maker.
Austin CIO Stephen Elkins steps down
Stephen Elkins, who's credited with improving Austin's IT resiliency and a transition to cloud-based services, told StateScoop he'll step down next week after a decade with the city.
Four cities to pilot traffic-data platform to improve roadway congestion, safety
Roadway sensor data will fuel software pilots in Austin, Texas; Fort Smith, Arkansas; Walnut Creek, California; and Westminster, Colorado, after the cities won a competition earlier this week.
Austin, Texas, names new cybersecurity chief
Erp, a cybersecurity consultant and former Texas Health and Human Services Commission CISO, will join the city as its top IT security official on June 1.
Austin launches coronavirus testing enrollment service
With help from the software company NTT Data, the City of Austin is the latest to develop a tool to help residents screen for COVID-19, while also providing data to help government contain the illness.