New York City

Trust and engagement are key for post-pandemic 'smart cities'

by • 5 days ago

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

by • 2 weeks ago

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

by • 2 weeks ago

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

by • 4 weeks ago

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

by • 1 month ago

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

by • 2 months ago

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

by • 2 months ago

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

by • 2 months ago

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

by • 2 months ago

Their finances punished by the coronavirus pandemic, cities are preparing to furlough many of their workers, and IT officials are no exemption.