Biggest cybersecurity issue is 'culture,' city CISOs say

by • 9 months ago

Getting people comfortable with new controls is one of the greatest hurdles to improving security, local cybersecurity leaders said during an online event.

'Smart cities' groups just formed a mega-group

by • 9 months ago

Organizers of a new coalition said individual cities and counties can't drive essential civic technologies to scale on their own.

Dallas court cases upended after police data loss

by • 11 months ago

Officials believe eight terabytes of data, including criminal evidence, was permanently lost when a city worker accidentally deleted it in an incident that was not publicly disclosed for four months.

How a rapid move to remote work refined cyber in local government

by • 1 year ago

Winners of the cybersecurity award in the 2020 LocalSmart Awards said the pandemic shifted the way they approach cybersecurity.

How do cities pay for new technology? Not always with money.

by • 2 years ago

Creative partnerships with local startups allow some city innovation offices to fund new pilot projects when they're short on cash.

For families without internet, Dallas libraries install outdoor Wi-Fi

by • 2 years ago

Between 7.am and 9 p.m., four public libraries will provide free public Wi-Fi to support students at families without home access.

Dallas hires city's first chief innovation officer

by • 3 years ago

Laila Alequresh, a former official in Los Angeles and Philadelphia, will work on ways to improve the city through technology and new ideas, while also serving as a consultant to other city leaders.

Dallas fishes for a chief innovation officer

by • 4 years ago

The city government is expanding its technology office with a role to "foster an improved culture of innovation, accessibility, efficiency and accountability."

App for the homeless aims to curb addiction, incarceration

by • 4 years ago

Researchers in Oklahoma City will spend five years studying how a specialized mobile app can influence behavior among one of society's most challenged groups.