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