Bill de Blasio
NYC commits $157 million to expanding broadband infrastructure
The city more than doubled its previous financial commitment to closing the digital divide as it attempts to bring internet access to 600,000 poorly connected New Yorkers.
De Blasio orders NYPD to release more body camera footage
Footage from all incidents in which an officer uses deadly or serious force will be made available to the public, the mayor's office said.
New York City unveils 'Internet Master Plan' for universal broadband access
Through tight coordination across city bureaucracy and an open invitation to private industry to build, the city is pinning high hopes on a new comprehensive plan to connect every resident to the internet.
New York Police Department IT chief named citywide CIO
Jessica Tisch, the NYPD's deputy commissioner for information technology, will take over IT administration for the nation's largest city government.
NYC algorithm task force makes broad suggestions in final report
Mayor Bill de Blasio also announced the creation of a new position of algorithms management and policy officer to oversee the city's use of algorithms.
NYC targets homelessness with new data initiatives
By connecting city agencies and upgrading tools used by homelessness case workers, the city hopes to improve the services it provides to its neediest residents.
New York City hires Obama administration tech adviser as CTO
John Paul Farmer, one of the founders of the White House's popular Presidential Innovation Fellows program, is also a former professional baseball player.
New York City's algorithm task force to hold first public meetings nearly a year after creation
The first public meeting is scheduled for April 30, but transparency advocates say the city has been slow to open its discussions to the public.
To be fair, New York City assembles algorithm task force
The panel will look at whether the city's automated decision systems are racially biased.