SXSW 2016

Texas county uses hurricane safety alert system to engage with public


Harris County encourages the public to sign up for emergency notifications before hurricane season begins. These citizens will receive other public safety information the rest of the year.

D.C., San Francisco tech leaders aim for ‘future-proof’ procurement


If cities can revamp their procurement practices, they’ll have a better shot buying innovative technology from a diverse set of vendors, city tech execs said.

Transportation Secretary announces Smart City Challenge finalists, new partnership with AWS


Out of 78 cities across the country that applied, U.S. Transportation Department Secretary Anthony Foxx announced seven finalist cities that will compete for 0 million in funding.