Harvard launches procurement network to help state and local government

The Harvard Kennedy School launched a new network designed to help state and local government officials improve procurement policies.

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As Big Tech lays off IT talent, government senses opportunity


As scores of tech companies scale back on IT workers, government leaders are hoping to attract fresh talent.

State CIOs aren't confident in locals' cybersecurity, but it's not personal


At the Michigan Cyber Summit, a group of state CIOs discussed how they're getting more acquainted with their local governments.

Former Atlanta CIO now leading tech for the NFL


Gary Brantley, who was CIO of Atlanta from 2019 to 2020, is now heading IT and digital operations for the NFL.

Dashboards aren’t always good for the long haul, data officers say


Dashboards can be an unsustainable and not particularly useful way of sharing information with people, a group of city data leaders warned.

Dallas police, fire trying 'what3words' location technology


Dallas' fire and police departments are trying out what3words, a location technology that uses word sequences to describe precise locations.

Pittsburgh plans to close digital divide by 2027


A new Digital Equity Coalition plans to close the Pittsburgh digital divide within the next five years.

L.A. controller publishes emergency readiness maps


Los Angeles Controller Ron Galperin's office published a set of maps designed to prepare residents for flooding, wildfires and heat waves.

New NYC Cabinet for Older New Yorkers could mean friendlier tech


New York City's new Cabinet for Older New Yorkers met for the first time to plan how to improve the services and programs available to the 60-plus crowd.

San Francisco police gain live access to private surveillance cameras


San Francisco police will be able to access live video feeds of privately owned surveillance cameras after a board of supervisors vote.

San Jose, Calif., partnership with crypto company Helium was a flop


A crypto-mining operation that promised to pay the internet bills of 1,300 low-income San Jose households only generated enough to cover 86.