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.
Pandemic boosted public's interest in government, city officials say
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
There are a few ways real-time data could be used to assist policymaking and emergency response, says a former Seattle city official.