17 local governments join inaugural STIR Labs cohort
Cities including Austin, Texas; Detroit, and San Jose, California, are among the first members of new program that recruits research universities to solve community challenges.
San Jose to distribute 11,000 Wi-Fi hotspots to students this year
An announcement by Mayor Sam Liccardo on Monday advances one leg of San Jose’s $8.2 million “COVID-19 Digital Inclusion Expenditure Plan."
San Jose's new innovation chief wants to build antifragile communities
Former U.S. Army technology officer Jordan Sun said he'll use his position atop the Mayor’s Office of Technology and Innovation to provide services that afford San Jose's residents economic resilience and social mobility.
Coronavirus kicks Code for America brigades into action across cities
The civic tech group's local chapters have been developing apps and other tools to help people navigate through the economic hardships of the pandemic.
'Hygiene is core to everything' on ransomware, San Jose CIO says
San Jose CIO Rob Lloyd told a San Francisco CyberTalks audience that as ransomware attacks have matured, how governments defend against and respond to them have had to as well.
San Jose's chief innovation officer steps down after four years
After leading tech initiatives that include a $24 million project to close the city's digital divide, Shireen Santosham has taken a position with a vertical farming company.
LocalSmart city winners emphasize flexibility, empathy in service
The winners of the GoldenGov: City Executive of the Year award say their passion for their work and the citizens they serve define their public sector careers.
San Jose first to implement FirstNet citywide
San Jose, California, will equip 10 agencies — including police, fire and environmental services — with devices that run on the new network for public-safety communications.
San Jose announces plan to install earthquake sensors, extended public Wi-Fi
Through its $5 million contract with AT&T, the California city aspires to improve public safety and increase internet connectivity for underserved residents.