Cities are getting better at reading between the numbers

by • 3 months ago

Cities have never been more focused on data, and they're using new approaches — from data academies to project-based learning — to ramp up their efforts.

How Seattle avoided 'mass chaos' during IT consolidation

by • 8 months ago

Officials said an IT asset and service request tracking system was "invaluable" during a major consolidation effort completed in 2019.

Seattle awards additional $330,000 in grants to close digital divide

by • 8 months ago

Seattle will support 14 additional community organizations by dipping into its $128.4 million federal recovery fund.

Seattle CTO Saad Bashir stepped down

by • 10 months ago

A deputy CTO, Jim Loter, was appointed as his interim replacement.

Seattle CISO announces retirement

by • 1 year ago

Andrew Cushman, a former Microsoft cybersecurity director who joined the city government in 2019, plans to step down later this year.

Seattle's annual digital-equity grants target K-12, adult learners

by • 1 year ago

The annual program this year generated $848,000 to supply learners with new laptops, Wi-Fi hotspots, tech-literacy training and mentorship services.

'Cuba Ransomware' attack disrupts payment provider used by state and local agencies

by • 1 year ago

A successful attack against a widely used payment processing service has prompted state and local agencies to issue breach disclosures in recent days.

Seattle distributes $345,000 to digital literacy organizations

by • 2 years ago

The city's annual Technology Matching Fund will support 15 organizations supporting immigrant and low-income communities.

Seattle dodges 'legacy nightmare' with paperless contract management

by • 2 years ago

A $3 million contract with Aurigo Software is allowing the city to dump its physical contract management system and collaborate with vendors more quickly.