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Former Atlanta CIO now leading tech for the NFL

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

Atlanta names Ohio agency IT chief as new city CIO

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Jason Sankey, a former chief information officer of the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services, is the city's new CIO, Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms said.

Atlanta installs fiber for 'smart city' corridor

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Leaders of the “Atlanta Beltline” project have announced installation of 15 miles of fiber-optic cable that will connect to physical infrastructure and help close the digital divide.

Atlanta CIO Gary Brantley to step down

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Brantley was hired in September 2018 as the city was still climbing back from one of the worst ransomware attacks to hit a local government.

As food insecurity rises, food banks turn to map tech

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Food banks around the U.S. say digital maps have been the best tool to get the word out about their services at a time of heightened food insecurity.

Georgia's buggy new voting machines lead to hours-long waits on primary day

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Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger blamed malfunctions in the new $104 million system on user error, but election-security advocates argue the devices are unreliable.

Atlanta CIO worries city employees will forget ransomware attack

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"We have to tell people this can happen again," said Gary Brantley of the March 2018 ransomware attack on his city.

New 'Curiosity Lab' for AV testing has real pedestrians, steep roads

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The new autonomous vehicle testing track, which is open to the public, offers to researchers obstacles not found on closed-track facilities.

Public safety data needs a strategy, Atlanta CIO says

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Atlanta's recent adoption of gunshot-detection devices means there's even more data the city find ways to share and manage.

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