Cities are getting better at reading between the numbers
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
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
Seattle will support 14 additional community organizations by dipping into its $128.4 million federal recovery fund.
Seattle CTO Saad Bashir stepped down
A deputy CTO, Jim Loter, was appointed as his interim replacement.
Seattle CISO announces retirement
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
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
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
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
A $3 million contract with Aurigo Software is allowing the city to dump its physical contract management system and collaborate with vendors more quickly.