'A dozen' big cities are designing or considering 'digital twins'
Phoenix, New York and Las Vegas are among the cities considering creating digital models of their cities, according to a vendor that sells that technology.
Biggest cybersecurity issue is 'culture,' city CISOs say
Getting people comfortable with new controls is one of the greatest hurdles to improving security, local cybersecurity leaders said during an online event.
Phoenix's new CIO says he wants to boost agency collaboration
Steen Hambric told StateScoop he plans to improve the relationships between his office and other city agencies.
Phoenix appoints new CIO and first chief innovation officer
Phoenix appointed its acting CIO, Steen Hambric, to a permanent capacity and announced that former chief service officer Michael Hammett will become the city's first chief innovation officer.
Phoenix flexes data-driven government during pandemic
"Almost real-time" insights to budgeting data during the COVID-19 pandemic helped the city avoid cutting services or instating furloughs, officials said.
Phoenix CIO Matthew Arvay steps down
Matthew Arvay, who joined the city in 2017, is credited with leading broadband modernization projects and furthering the city's "smart city" agenda.
New software helps government fight COVID-19 vaccine misinformation
New software from Granicus helps state and local agencies measure the efficacy of digital campaigns that encourage residents to take the COVID-19 vaccine.
Cities are upgrading their council meetings for remote participation
More people want to participate in city council meetings during the pandemic and some cities are making the needed upgrades to support the demand.
Phoenix goes digital to meet recycling goals
The city's waste-diversion goals for 2020 have been interrupted by the pandemic, but officials are hopeful new online resources will help the city continue its education and policy efforts.