Philadelphia

Small businesses need continued cybersecurity assistance through pandemic, officials say

by • 2 weeks 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 • 3 weeks 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 • 3 months 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 • 3 months 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 • 4 months 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 • 4 months ago

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

Philadelphia pursues AI-powered pavement technologies

by • 5 months ago

The city is looking for AI-powered ideas to help it improve the data it collects on roadway quality and decrease times spent on repair projects.

Former Philadelphia CIO loses lawsuit against city government

by • 5 months ago

Charles Brennan, who was fired in January 2018, argued that his dismissal was retaliation objecting to a diversity hiring initiative. A federal judge disagreed.

Pandemic a 'test-run' for city resiliency, says Philadelphia's smart-city director

by • 6 months ago

Philadelphia smart cities director Emily Yates said cities are now facing critical tests that will reappear as climate change and other future crises emerge.

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