Denver tech agency considers upgraded digital services, messaging

by • 2 weeks ago

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

by • 1 month ago

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

by • 3 months ago

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

by • 5 months ago

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

by • 5 months ago

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.

Three ways state and local governments can get people excited about data projects

by • 1 year ago

State and local government officials say that staying organized and leading with open arms are proven means of building mature data programs.

How Austin turned to social media to get the word out during March bombings

by • 2 years ago

Austin Mayor Steve Adler says technology played a huge role in helping to find the perpetrator while social media services like Twitter helped keep residents notified of potential threats.

Austin tests bus status beacons for blind and vision-impaired residents

by • 2 years ago

If successful, the city says it plans for a wider deployment that could improve access to its services.

'Smart Cities Challenge' promises $100,000 to winning Austin startup

by • 3 years ago

Competition organizers are looking for ideas that will improve the quality of life for citizens.