Underserved students in four cities are about to get free Wi-Fi
The consulting group Ignite Cities is helping to provide Wi-Fi access in neighborhoods in Chicago, New Orleans, Miami and Columbia, South Carolina, to support distance learning during the pandemic.
Local government's open forums must persist during pandemic, say city leaders
As the coronavirus pandemic forces many government services online, technology officials cite concern that some transparency efforts could get left behind.
Cybersecurity isn't infrastructure? 'Like hell it isn't' warned New Orleans mayor
As the city recovers from a December ransomware attack, Mayor LaToya Cantrell says the unfortunate incident vindicates her earlier comments to the New Orleans City Council.
New Orleans latest apparent victim of Ryuk ransomware
An analysis of an infected file points to the same malware that has plagued dozens of other municipal governments over the past year.
Cities need collaboration to deliver more inclusive services, CIOs say
A handful of city leaders are trying to make services more inclusive and equitable by working together and learning from each other.
Engaging community is key for smart-city development, officials say
Speakers at a smart-cities conference outside Washington said their programs are only worthwhile if residents understand the new technologies being deployed in their communities.
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.
New Orleans data director Oliver Wise exits for Socrata
As director of the city's Office of Performance and Accountability, he helped found data and performance management programs that helped the city earn a reputation as a national leader.
Mapping collision-prone intersections in Seattle, New York and New Orleans
In an effort to end traffic deaths, Microsoft and Datakind team up on a study showing where and why vehicles collide.