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