Creating quality digital services essential but time-consuming, say California IT leaders
State, city and county agencies are catering to convenience by putting more of their services online, but often at a humble pace.
Tool to report police misconduct launches in Oakland, California
The new online reporting tool will be managed by a civilian-led oversight board created last year in an attempt to regain the public's trust in its police force.
No more Ghost Ship fires: Oakland designs new public safety data system
By tying its databases together, the city will pursue a new violation tracking system that allows government to detect possible disasters before they claim lives.
From citizen to CIO: Oakland's newest tech chief prepares to make a difference
After two years without a CIO, the city gains Andrew “Pete” Peterson, who says he's trading in his complaints about government for projects on the inside around civic tech, cybersecurity and IoT.
Oakland launches digital service to fight illegal rent hikes
A new website to helps renters and property owners in the California city fight practices that are pushing residents out of gentrified neighborhoods.
Challenges, benefits exist for states looking at ranked-choice voting switch
As states consider a big shift in voting technology, experts lay out major factors to consider in the move.
Oakland fights fire with 4G routers
The city of Oakland is assisting its first responders by updating the 4G routers installed in every firetruck.
Police endanger civil rights with body camera policies, report says
A "scorecard" evaluating the way that 25 different localities use police body cameras charges that many departments need to reevaluate their policies.
Tech questions dog police: How to manage all that body camera data?
Mounting public pressure for police to wear body cameras has raised growing concerns – and questions – on how to store and manage all the video data those devices are creating each day.