'Smart cities' groups just formed a mega-group
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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.
AT&T launches push to install IoT technology in major cities
The telecom giant is planning to deploy technology in Atlanta, Chicago and Dallas to make those cities smarter.