Bloomberg Philanthropies has recognized five new cities in the United States for establishing exceptional data capabilities to inform policy decisions, allocate funding, improve services, evaluate program effectiveness, and engage residents.
As part of its efforts to reduce illegal gun use, the Baltimore County Police Department (BCPD) is preparing to roll out a pilot of gunshot detection technology in two police precincts.
Santiago “Santi” Garces, chief information officer (CIO) for the city of Boston, talked about his organization’s exploration of policy-building around the use of artificial intelligence (AI) technologies during a June 26 event organized by Route Fifty and GCN.
The National League of Cities (NLC) is using data visualization to better understand train derailments and other safety issues nationwide.
The City of Austin, Texas has opened a new grant program aimed at promoting digital equity. The Grant for Technologies Opportunities Program (GTOPs) Mini grant pathway was created to support smaller nonprofits working on a short-term digital inclusion project.
New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy has issued a cybersecurity directive prohibiting the use of high-risk software and services – including TikTok – on devices provided or managed by the state.
The nonprofit Results for America has recognized eight states – Colorado, Minnesota, Tennessee, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Washington, Utah, and Connecticut – for their achievements in using data-driven and evidence-based policymaking to “accelerate economic mobility, advance equity, and deliver better results for their residents.”
Boston Mayor Michelle Wu recently announced the results of the city’s comprehensive digital equity assessment. Wu said the results will “inform the development of a plan to build a more connected Boston, expand digital services, and ensure all residents thrive with improved access to digital technologies.”
The City of Reno has appointed Craig Franden to be the new director of the Department of Information Technology (DoIT), according to the city’s press release.