Philadelphia to revise procurement polices to support minority-owned businesses
Philadelphia is one of 10 cities participating in City Accelerator, a program that advises local governments on developing policies that promote equity.
Social network for 'smart cities' encourages idea-sharing
A website called The Atlas that hosts case studies now includes social components its creators hope will engender deeper conversations between local governments.
40 startups named in Startup in Residence's 2019 cohort
The companies will pair with 22 local governments to develop innovative government solutions over the next 16 weeks.
California Gov. Newsom orders procurement reform for faster wildfire response
The new governor said the state will solicit bids for firefighting technology using a process that gives vendors broad authority to define the solutions.
Former Alaska CISO touts new statewide security contract
Shannon Lawson said new Gov. Mike Dunleavy asked for his resignation, but praised a new contract that empowers all public entities in the state to buy cybersecurity tools.
New toolkit shows little cities how to buy like big ones
A new online tool developed by The Atlas guides small and midsize cities through "big city" tactics for doing business with the private sector.
Technology vendors want better communication from state government
State IT procurement has long been frustrating for both sides, but industry associations are trying to smooth things over.
Homelessness workshop fuels upcoming technology projects in LA County
The county is taking a collaborative, community-based approach to understanding its biggest pain points as it attempts to eliminate homelessness.
Virginia spends $220 million on end-user hardware, print services
Two final contracts under the state's new multi-vendor IT sourcing model prepare the state for a transition the technology agency has been working on since 2015.