Oakland, California's CIO stepped down this month

by • 4 months ago

Oakland, California, CIO Andrew Peterson rejoined the private sector after more than four years leading technology projects in the San Francisco Bay Area city.

Oakland, Calif., set to ban predictive policing, biometric surveillance tools

by • 10 months ago

The Oakland City Council is set to prohibit local police from using the oft-criticized law enforcement technologies, the city's chief privacy officer said.

Local IT leaders emphasize mission, service delivery

by • 2 years ago

Winners of the Local IT Leader of the Year LocalSmart award say serving their communities is what drives them to serve.

Want government collaboration? Grab coffee, think deeply

by • 2 years ago

Oakland, California’s digital engagement officer says resource-strapped local governments can improve interjurisdictional partnership through careful strategy.

Creating quality digital services essential but time-consuming, say California IT leaders

by • 3 years ago

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

by • 3 years ago

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 • 4 years ago

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

by • 5 years ago

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

by • 5 years ago

A new website to helps renters and property owners in the California city fight practices that are pushing residents out of gentrified neighborhoods.