Local IT leaders emphasize mission, service delivery

by • 8 months 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 • 1 year 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 • 2 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 • 2 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 • 3 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 • 4 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 • 4 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.

Challenges, benefits exist for states looking at ranked-choice voting switch

by • 5 years ago

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

by • 5 years ago

The city of Oakland is assisting its first responders by updating the 4G routers installed in every firetruck.