Bloomberg Philanthropies to fund digital innovation teams in six cities
Washington, D.C., San Francisco and four international cities, will split $17 million over the next three years to boost COVID-19 recovery efforts.
San Francisco data chief departs city government
Jason Lally announced his departure on Friday after three years as the city's chief data officer and seven years with municipal government.
Big-city CISOs form cyberdefense group
The Coalition of City CISOs launched this month to help cities cybersecurity chiefs collaborate and get the attention of their political leaders.
Cruise to launch unmanned self-driving cars in San Francisco this year
General Motors President Dan Ammann said his company will be the first to put unmanned self-driving vehicles on the roads of a major U.S. city.
Portland enacts nation's strongest facial recognition ban
Portland has become the first to ban all both public and private sector organizations from using facial recognition systems within city limits.
For pandemic recovery, STIR Labs to match universities with state and local agencies
A new program launched by the civic tech company CityInnovate, called STIR Labs, seeks to match state and local government agencies with nearby universities that can help solve upcoming challenges, such as economic recovery.
San Francisco replaces 'beast' of tax mainframe with cloud-based solution
It took 18 months to replace a 50-year-old mainframe with new software that allows the city's accountants to access data dashboards and easily make adjustments.
Pandemic boosted public's interest in government, city officials say
Attendance numbers of public meetings in San Francisco and Seattle are up, according to numbers provided by their broadcasting stations, as people obey stay-at-home orders and millions file for unemployment.
San Francisco names new chief data officer
Jason Lally, formerly the city's open data program manager, is now heading data operations across the San Francisco government. In 2020, he says he wants to help contextualize open data so it's easier to use.