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.

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

by • 2 months 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 • 10 months 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 • 11 months 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.

Pandemic boosted public's interest in government, city officials say

by • 11 months ago

Attendance numbers of public meetings in San Francisco and Seattle are up, according to numbers provided by their broadcasting stations, as people obey stay-at-home orders and millions file for unemployment.

As cities respond to coronavirus, data chiefs can play key role

by • 1 year ago

There are a few ways real-time data could be used to assist policymaking and emergency response, says a former Seattle city official.

Mobile voting arrives for 1.2 million Seattle-area voters

by • 1 year ago

Voters around Seattle will be able to use a smartphone to cast ballots for a seat on an environmental board, but warnings about online voting still abound.

Seattle’s new data dashboard highlights city performance

by • 1 year ago

“Performance Seattle” is part of Mayor Jenny Durkan’s call to improve accountability and build “the city of the future.”

Seattle's smart-city coordinator leaving for civic-tech consulting group

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Kate Garman, Seattle's lead technology adviser to Mayor Jenny Durkan, announced she will move to CityFi in January.