Eric Garcetti

Los Angeles prepares to be 'smart' ahead of 2028 Olympics

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City CIO Ted Ross said a new "smart-city" plan is a roadmap for agencies to follow in the build-up to the 2028 Summer Olympic Games.

Los Angeles wants flying taxis in the next three years

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A brand-new aviation company will try to realize Mayor Eric Garcetti's dream of flying taxis in the nation's second-biggest city.

LA needs a long-term digital services strategy, says city controller

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A new report from Los Angeles Controller Ron Galperin urges the creation of a digital services unit and greater governance to ensure that extended disruptions caused the coronavirus don't degrade the city's service offerings.

LA mayor wants $80 million to refresh police department's 'backwards' technology

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Many of the department's workstations are more than seven years old and can reportedly take as long as 20 minutes to boot up.

Los Angeles launches earthquake detection app

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ShakeAlertLA runs on data collected by a network of seismic sensors designed to give residents precious seconds to brace themselves for major tremors.

LA transit embraces QR codes and optical readers

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The city has upgraded its subway and train stations with optical readers that officials say will shorten transfer times.

LA launches CyberLab to share more threat information with region's businesses

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The new tech platform and public-private partnership aims to protect critical IT infrastructure and aid businesses to fight cyberattacks in real time.

L.A.'s new tech spending policy outlines 'consultant' role for IT agency

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Under a new plan, the city’s IT department works alongside — but does not control — other agencies’ IT efforts.

Los Angeles IT department jumps into action as fire rages near city boundary

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The city’s information technology department is providing support to fire and emergency personnel as officials work to contain the San Fernando fire.

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