San Jose

Will cities work remotely? Officials still have unanswered questions

by • 3 months ago

Local governments adapted well to their remote working environments, but city leaders now want more thoughtful governance before making the switch for good.

Pandemic showed local IT digital transformation work ‘paid off’

by • 6 months ago

Local IT leaders who won 2020 LocalSmart Awards said the pandemic proved the importance of the work IT offices had been emphasizing for the last decade.

San Jose, Calif., mayor says more collaboration needed for 5G leap

by • 8 months ago

Sam Liccardo said cities need help from telecom firms and the federal government to avoid saddling citizens with the cost of 5G infrastructure.

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

by • 9 months 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.

17 local governments join inaugural STIR Labs cohort

by • 10 months ago

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

by • 11 months ago

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

by • 11 months ago

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

by • 12 months ago

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

by • 1 year ago

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.

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