Cities aren't quite ready for blockchain, CIOs say

by • 3 weeks ago

Technology officials say they're interested in distributed-ledger technology, but that they have a few questions before their cities start investing.

Delaware County, Pa., plans cybersecurity upgrade after ransomware attack

by • 2 months ago

The Philadelphia suburb was hit by a ransomware attack last year, which cost it $25,000.

Philadelphia's augmented reality challenge targets transit navigation

by • 4 months ago

Officials said they're especially interested in serving their "most vulnerable" residents, such as people with disabilities, non-English speakers and the elderly.

Small businesses need continued cybersecurity assistance through pandemic, officials say

by • 12 months ago

Officials from New York and Philadelphia said their cybersecurity education programs need to reach their communities just as much as they do city employees.

Local officials tout importance of partnerships during pandemic

by • 12 months ago

Local governments seeking greater use of data to drive their services should consider partnerships with private companies now more than ever, several officials said during an online event.

Permitting software, fire cameras among Philadelphia's latest innovation projects

by • 1 year ago

The latest round of funding in Philadelaphia's Innovation Fund includes seven projects, many redesigned to meet agency needs during the pandemic.

Philadelphia transit system recovering from apparent cyberattack

by • 1 year ago

The incident, which began Aug. 10, caused riders to lose access to real-time train and bus updates for nearly two weeks.

Philadelphia launches $17 million free-internet campaign

by • 1 year ago

A new initiative supported by Comcast and T-Mobile is the first phase of a digital equity program the city says will use public-private partnerships for “reimagining public technology access services.”

Survey of Philadelphia open-data portal finds wide use in academic and nonprofit work

by • 1 year ago

A survey gave high marks to the portal, with 92% of respondents saying its dashboards and other visualizations are helpful to their work.