Bloomberg Philanthropies to open $43 million city research center

by • 7 months ago

Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg's foundation is opening a new center at Johns Hopkins University to house its many city-focused programs.

Baltimore mayor names data officer and city's first broadband director

by • 1 year ago

The new chief data officer will work out of City Hall, rather than the IT office, a switch government data gurus have argued for.

FCC leader shares 'cautious optimism' for broadband expansion in schools

by • 1 year ago

FCC Acting Chair Jessica Rosenworcel told Maryland educators and administrators she's confident about expanding connectivity for K-12 students who are gradually returning to classrooms.

Baltimore relaunches open data portal on Esri platform

by • 1 year ago

Officials said the new platform will help officials present data to the public in more engaging and helpful ways.

Baltimore ransomware attack was early attempt at data extortion, new report shows

by • 2 years ago

A May 2019 attempt to pressure city leaders was unsuccessful, but it was a preview a change in ransomware tactics, according to new research from CrowdStrike.

Baltimore promotes interim CIO to full-time role

by • 2 years ago

Todd Carter, who started as deputy CIO the same day as a crippling ransomware attack, will take over Baltimore's IT agency, Mayor Bernard C. "Jack" Young said.

Time to level up your 'smart city' tech, says Baltimore DevOps chief

by • 2 years ago

Most cities only have "Level 1" internet-of-things devices. It's time to start connecting them, says Baltimore director of digital DevOps Jet Lu.

Baltimore worker stole funds during cyberattack, city watchdog says

by • 2 years ago

A city sanitation worker embezzled as much as $455 by shredding tickets that had to be handwritten when a ransomware attack disabled electronic payments.

Engaging community is key for smart-city development, officials say

by • 3 years ago

Speakers at a smart-cities conference outside Washington said their programs are only worthwhile if residents understand the new technologies being deployed in their communities.