CIOs hope pandemic gives tech 'permanent seat at the table'
A group of state and city IT leaders said the pandemic's made their departments more important than ever.
17 local governments join inaugural STIR Labs cohort
Cities including Austin, Texas; Detroit, and San Jose, California, are among the first members of new program that recruits research universities to solve community challenges.
Michigan catches robocall spreading disinformation about voting by mail
Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson said she and the Michigan attorney general are investigating the call, which appears to be the work of two bumbling right-wing scam artists.
Facial recognition software tallies second wrongful arrest
Two Black men in Detroit are the first known examples of the controversial technology leading police to arrest the wrong people. The ACLU believes there are many others.
Cities ply data against declining economic mobility
Under a new initiative funded by Bloomberg Philanthropies, 10 cities will track data with the goal of reducing income inequality and boosting economic opportunity for individuals and families.
Detroit kicks off Ford-backed transportation challenge
Before individuals and community groups can begin submitting solutions, the city first wants to hear residents' biggest transportation challenges to nail down a focus of the competition.
'World's Smartest Intersection' debuts in Detroit
Through a partnership with vendor Miovision, the city aims to have all of its intersections outfitted with an expandable application platform by the end of the year.
Detroit, convalescing, seeks director of emerging technology
Post-bankruptcy, the city is searching for an expert in emerging technologies who can help rebuild.
To spot violent offenders, Detroit police infuse facial recognition into criminal video monitoring
New software will track passersby at gas stations to build on a program that police say is already reducing crime.