New Orleans is using sentiment analysis on federal relief funding
With help from ZenCity, officials are managing a tarnished reputation following Hurricane Katrina relief in 2005.
How cities are using tech to encourage COVID-19 vaccination
The mayors of New Orleans and Newark, New Jersey, said they're using livestreams and sentiment analysis to bolster their vaccination marketing efforts.
New Orleans police to move record-keeping to cloud
New Orleans will transfer its law enforcement records to a digital, cloud-based service that's accessible from officers' cell phones and laptops.
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.