Sacramento, Calif., taps data analytics to measure workforce programs

by • 1 year ago

The city has repurposed the UrbanLeap platform to gauge the efficacy of more than 30 workforce development programs.

New $2M US Ignite project seeks ideas to fix digital divide

by • 2 years ago

Project OVERCOME is asking for groups of concerned citizens to apply for funding, driving projects that seek innovative ways to connect those who remain offline.

Sacramento to provide 10,000 households with free internet

by • 2 years ago

The city is working with the United Way and Comcast to provide broadband subscriptions and internet-connected devices to low-income residences.

Sacramento innovation chief departs for private sector

by • 2 years ago

Louis Stewart, who became the California capital city's first-ever chief innovation officer in 2017, plans to step down Sept. 9, he said.

'I can't sit on the sideline': Black CIOs on facing racial bias

by • 2 years ago

As the nation contends with its history of racism, two of government's black technology leaders reflect on personal and professional challenges surrounding race and how they intend to use their hard-won positions for positive change.

In Sacramento, civic technology guides progress

by • 3 years ago

The city's chief innovation officer says civic tech undergirds a vast array of economic development and strategic initiatives in the state capital.

Innovation labs take a gamble to improve city government

by • 3 years ago

Institutions seeking new ideas in government often fizzle out before their projects find solid footing. But their champions say that risk is the entry cost to realizing substantive change.

Technology can help government change, says Sacramento's mayor

by • 3 years ago

Government needs to change, Sacramento Mayor Darrell Steinberg says, and with technology, it can.

Balance tech growth with social responsibility, says Sacramento's mayor

by • 3 years ago

Darrell Steinberg advocated for government policies and attitudes that lift up all parts of society simultaneously.