New York City
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.
New York City touts cyber resiliency amid pandemic
During an annual training exercise, city officials said cybersecurity, even during a health crisis, is "like a chess match" with a sentient opponents.
For New Yorkers at risk of eviction, the city launched a new service
New York City's new "tenant resource portal" provides an informational tool to protect the rights of some 1.5 million residents at risk of being evicted during the pandemic.
Private NYC coalition to share data with city for pandemic recovery
Eleven tech companies, nonprofits and community organizations have agreed to share their data with the city as agencies strive to understand the coronavirus pandemic's effects and how they can mitigate them.
NYC commits $157 million to expanding broadband infrastructure
The city more than doubled its previous financial commitment to closing the digital divide as it attempts to bring internet access to 600,000 poorly connected New Yorkers.
New York City has been on two 'work streams' during pandemic, CIO says
Citywide CIO Jessica Tisch said the pandemic forced her agency to rush new services online, while also supporting a pivot to remote work for thousands of staff.
This week brought new police oversight, COVID-19 tools and a first in ransomware
New requirements for surveillance tools and body-camera footage in NYC, new digital tools for COVID-19 response in Virginia and a marriage of ransomware and unemployment fraud represent some of the highlights from this week's top government IT news.
New York City to require police to disclose all surveillance technology
The City Council passed a bill requiring the NYPD to provide the public with explanations of all surveillance technologies it uses to snoop on New Yorkers.
De Blasio orders NYPD to release more body camera footage
Footage from all incidents in which an officer uses deadly or serious force will be made available to the public, the mayor's office said.