LA Cyber Lab praised as model for cities sharing threat intelligence
Cybersecurity officials said the nonprofit organization, founded in 2017, has helped make it easier for small businesses in Southern California defend themselves against online threats.
LA needs a long-term digital services strategy, says city controller
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.
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.
LA's use of Citizen for contact tracing has some privacy advocates worried
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti has announced the selection of Citizen, a company that uses GPS to track users' locations, as the city's contact-tracing app vendor.
Los Angeles’ CIO says city’s success depends on digital investments
Los Angeles’ CIO says COVID-19 is pushing government to streamline processes and invest in digital services. A future-ready government requires agility to thrive.
Los Angeles used Signal to plan controversial vehicle-tracking program
Emails obtained by the Los Angeles Daily News show city transportation officials used an encrypted messaging service to discuss a vehicle-tracking program and did not save the correspondence.
Los Angeles taps deputy CIO as new data chief
Jeanne Holm said she wants to use open data to benefit residents and "invigorate" data-sharing inside city government.
LA's new 'resource hub' shows which neighborhoods get stimulus checks
Los Angeles Controller Ron Galperin said he hopes the new digital tool will help the city make more data-driven decisions about how to allocate resources during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Local governments asked to protect small businesses from cyberthreats
Local officials can do more to help keep their small-business communities safe from online threats, cybersecurity consultants said.