City CIOs no longer in 'crisis mode,' but there's no going back to normal

by • 7 months ago

City IT leaders say they've mostly exited the "crisis mode" of the pandemic, but that they must continue to push for innovation.

Another city cryptocurrency? Austin could be next

by • 7 months ago

Austin, Texas, could become the third city with its own cryptocurrency, but officials there said they're still researching the technology.

Austin, Texas' public pools now have an app

by • 9 months ago

Visitors can now purchase tickets from the city's 45 pools, springs and aquatic centers.

Austin CIO Chris Stewart targets citizen services

by • 1 year ago

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

by • 1 year ago

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

by • 1 year ago

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

by • 2 years ago

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

by • 2 years 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 • 2 years 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.