Cities employed new cybersecurity strategies during the pandemic
The massive surges in digital services and remote work have forced city IT leaders to refine and expand their security policies.
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.
Chicago, Denver voted to take broadband 'seriously' on Tuesday
Voters in the two cities approved referendums that could encourage the creation of municipally owned broadband networks.
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.
Facing budget shortfalls, cities begin furloughing tech workers
Their finances punished by the coronavirus pandemic, cities are preparing to furlough many of their workers, and IT officials are no exemption.
Denver tech agency considers upgraded digital services, messaging
The Denver City Council is ready to vote on a proposal that would mean a $1.9 million upgrade contract with OpenCities, a Microsoft-owned software maker.
New framework promises cities 'the next frontier' in data-sharing
A group of telecommunications companies and the nonprofit U.S. Ignite want city governments to look beyond open data and begin using what they call a "data-sharing exchange."
U.S. can't crack top 10 in survey of 'smartest' cities
A new smart-city ranking index listed just nine U.S. cities out of 102 globally, based on residents' perceptions of infrastructure and civic services.
West Virginia and Denver say mobile voting pilots increased turnout
New research credits the Voatz app with slightly boosting ballots cast by overseas voters, but other reports raise questions about the reliability of online voting.