Former Philadelphia CIO loses lawsuit against city government
Charles Brennan, who was fired in January 2018, argued that his dismissal was retaliation objecting to a diversity hiring initiative. A federal judge disagreed.
Philadelphia names Mark Wheeler as permanent CIO
Wheeler, a longtime public servant who had been the interim CIO, says diversity, the issue that first opened the chief information officer's seat, belongs in the city's technology agency.
Judge denies Philadelphia officials' motion to dismiss lawsuit from fired CIO
A suit from Charles Brennan, who was fired in January, can proceed against all defendants, including Mayor Jim Kenney.
Philadelphia officials move to dismiss lawsuit from fired CIO
Charles Brennan, who was fired in January, claims he was dismissed for criticizing Mayor Jim Kenney's diversity hiring practices.
Fired Philadelphia CIO sues city over 'unlawful racial practices' at City Hall
Charles Brennan, who was fired in January, says Mayor Jim Kenney's staff told him his IT workforce was "too white" and had "too many Asians."
Philadelphia releases CIO Charles Brennan
After two years with the city, the technology official has been told that "a change in leadership is appropriate."
With strong state funding, Philadelphia catapults into next generation 911
With plans to complete the first phase of its 911 upgrade by the end of the year, the city's path is paved with state dollars, but financial challenges await many other jurisdictions around the nation.