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Dallas police, fire trying 'what3words' location technology

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

Biggest cybersecurity issue is 'culture,' city CISOs say

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Getting people comfortable with new controls is one of the greatest hurdles to improving security, local cybersecurity leaders said during an online event.

'Smart cities' groups just formed a mega-group

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Organizers of a new coalition said individual cities and counties can't drive essential civic technologies to scale on their own.

Dallas court cases upended after police data loss

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Officials believe eight terabytes of data, including criminal evidence, was permanently lost when a city worker accidentally deleted it in an incident that was not publicly disclosed for four months.

How a rapid move to remote work refined cyber in local government

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Winners of the cybersecurity award in the 2020 LocalSmart Awards said the pandemic shifted the way they approach cybersecurity.

How do cities pay for new technology? Not always with money.

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Creative partnerships with local startups allow some city innovation offices to fund new pilot projects when they're short on cash.

For families without internet, Dallas libraries install outdoor Wi-Fi

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Between 7.am and 9 p.m., four public libraries will provide free public Wi-Fi to support students at families without home access.

Dallas hires city's first chief innovation officer

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Laila Alequresh, a former official in Los Angeles and Philadelphia, will work on ways to improve the city through technology and new ideas, while also serving as a consultant to other city leaders.

Dallas fishes for a chief innovation officer

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The city government is expanding its technology office with a role to "foster an improved culture of innovation, accessibility, efficiency and accountability."

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