Washington, D.C. is building a digital services team

by • 11 months ago

The new group is to bring human-centered design to a city government that recently struggled with its online services.

San Antonio's R&D League to tackle public health, environment

by • 2 years ago

Next month's two-day event is expected to connect the general public with organizations interested in developing unique ideas to problems ranging from digital access to housing.

Los Angeles used Signal to plan controversial vehicle-tracking program

by • 2 years ago

Emails obtained by the Los Angeles Daily News show city transportation officials used an encrypted messaging service to discuss a vehicle-tracking program and did not save the correspondence.

D.C. targets transportation, environment in latest civic app challenge

by • 4 years ago

Programmers will pursue grants to develop applications that make the most of the incoming generation of high-speed wireless infrastructure.

Romanian woman pleads guilty to 2017 ransomware attack on D.C. police cameras

by • 4 years ago

The attack disabled two-thirds of the capital's police surveillance cameras just days before the presidential inauguration.

D.C. Metro needs to improve its cybersecurity, audit finds

by • 4 years ago

The inspector general for Washington, D.C.'s public transit system recently reported that it needs to improve its ability to detect and respond to "IT incidents."

Starship Technologies plans to put more delivery robots on city streets after new funding

by • 4 years ago

The company recently raised another 5 million. It's also hired an Airbnb veteran as its new CEO.

For better voter turnout, D.C. elections board forges unique partnership with Nextdoor

by • 4 years ago

The social networking service will help the district provide its residents with voting information that could increase participation in future elections.

Public transit agencies may start selling tickets through Uber

by • 4 years ago

Uber is partnering with mobile-ticketing company Masabi to sell rail and bus passes through its popular ride-hailing app. It also says it's expanding how much data it shares with cities.