Cisco backs off 'smart city' business
The technology firm says it will "move away from" its Kinect for Cities software product line, as organizations around the world scale back their extraneous programs.
Virginia building e-referral system to connect hospitals with social services
Virginia will spend $10 million of its CARES Act funding on an e-referral system to connect hospitals to organizations that provide social services like housing, transportation and food.
NYC names deputy broadband CTO to lead 'internet master plan'
New York City announced a new deputy broadband CTO to lead the implementation of Mayor Bill de Blasio's Internet Master Plan, which is designed to bring universal broadband to New York City.
New software helps government fight COVID-19 vaccine misinformation
New software from Granicus helps state and local agencies measure the efficacy of digital campaigns that encourage residents to take the COVID-19 vaccine.
Vaccine distribution will hinge on technology and trust, NGA says
Statewide vaccine distribution plans will hinge on states' IT and data systems and whether residents trust their officials, according to a new report from the National Governors Association.
Are states relenting on municipal broadband during the pandemic?
More states are relaxing limits on municipally controlled broadband networks as the health crisis drags on, raising the need for high-speed internet service.
Trust and engagement are key for post-pandemic 'smart cities'
A city can only be smart if residents can access and trust its technology, New York City CTO John Paul Farmer said during the Smart Cities Live conference.
Denver builds data analytics hub for easier COVID-19 analysis
The city's chief data officer said the pandemic has served as "an accelerator" for Denver's data-driven initiatives.
California's new data strategy aims at interconnectivity
California's new data strategy aims to bring relevant data sets from across the state government to agency officials working on problems ranging from homelessness to public health, statewide Chief Data Officer Joy Bonaguro said.