New York City
Trust and engagement are key for post-pandemic 'smart cities'
A city can only be smart if residents can access and trust its technology, New York City CTO John Paul Farmer said during the Smart Cities Live conference.
New York City's social services agency is its own software developer
A new framework has sped up the development of software the agency uses to support people experiencing homelessness.
Small businesses need continued cybersecurity assistance through pandemic, officials say
Officials from New York and Philadelphia said their cybersecurity education programs need to reach their communities just as much as they do city employees.
New York transit authority pilots app for vision-impaired bus riders
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority announced a new app this week that uses audio cues to guide riders to their bus stops.
NYC debuts 'first' digital subway map of its kind
The technology to show users the locations and directions of trains in near real time on their mobile devices wasn't available a few years ago, said the MTA's Kevin Call.
New York City graduates first class of pandemic innovation fellows
A class of 14 technologists helped the city complete several initiatives, including broadband mapping and a data dashboard to track hate crimes across the five boroughs.
Remote work marked 'culmination' of NYC Cyber Command's cloud initiatives, agency heads said
Keeping the city government running even when no one's in the office has been a vindication, leaders of New York City's cybersecurity agency said.
New $2M US Ignite project seeks ideas to fix digital divide
Project OVERCOME is asking for groups of concerned citizens to apply for funding, driving projects that seek innovative ways to connect those who remain offline.
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.