Seattle

How a Seattle-area school district recovered from a ransomware attack

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Network administrators from the Northshore School District, outside Seattle, shared how the district recovered from a 2019 ransomware attack.

Seattle fund invests in tech education for the incarcerated

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On the Priorities podcast, two organizers of the Prison Scholar Fund explain how they’ll use a city grant to advance tech education.

Seattle digital equity fund boosts computer literacy for immigrants, needy residents

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Seattle's annual digital equity grant program is sending $590,000 to 19 organizations delivering tech and internet access to needy residents.

Cities are getting better at reading between the numbers

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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

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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

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

Seattle CTO Saad Bashir stepped down

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

Seattle CISO announces retirement

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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

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

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