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Seattle Information Technology (IT) celebrates diversity, equity, and inclusion every day

Stop by Seattle IT’s booth at Seattle’s Pridefest at the Seattle Center, Sunday, June 30, 12 -5 p.m. Happy Pride week Seattle! Here at Seattle IT, we are celebrating the work we do every day to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion. Our primary goal is to guarantee digital access and… [ Keep reading ]

Public-Private Partnerships that make a difference: City of Seattle and Verizon team up with the Friendship Circle of Washington

City of Seattle Technology Matching Fund (TMF) and Verizon team up with the Friendship Circle of Washington to provide digital skills training to developmentally disabled youth What do you get when the City of Seattle’s Technology Matching Fund (TMF), Verizon, and the Friendship Circle of Washington work together to leverage… [ Keep reading ]

City of Seattle is a finalist for Smart Cities Award for Digital Equity and Accessibility: Your vote is needed!

The City of Seattle has been named a finalist in the IDC Government Insights Smart Cities North America Awards in the Digital Equity and Accessibility category. This award recognizes Seattle Information Technology’s Digital Engagement Team for its Inclusive Design Initiatives. “The Smart Cities awards showcase how the public sector is… [ Keep reading ]

The Power of Teamwork – Seattle IT provides the digital infrastructure for the Seattle/King County Health Clinic  

The annual Seattle/King County Health Clinic runs through the weekend and ends Sunday, February 18. Held at the Seattle Center, this one-of-a-kind health clinic provides free dental, vision, and medical care to anyone in the region who struggles to afford or access health care. The event is truly a massive… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle IT Broadband Privacy Directors Rule Q&A

Today, the City of Seattle issued Seattle IT rule 2017-01 requiring the City’s key internet service providers to obtain permission from their customers before selling web browsing history and personally identifiable information at a detailed or aggregate level. This rule reinstates a key consumer privacy protection eliminated by the U.S…. [ Keep reading ]

Seattle issues rule to strengthen broadband privacy for consumers

Notice of City of Seattle Information Technology Department Director’s Rule 2017-01. Seattle Information Technology Department (ITD) is establishing ITD Director’s Rule 2017-01. This Rule applies to cable operators franchised to provide cable service in the City of Seattle. ITD Director’s Rule 2017-01 provides procedures that Seattle Information Technology Department’s Office… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle responds to the FCC’s net neutrality announcement

NEWS RELEASE FROM SEATTLE INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY Contact:              Megan Coppersmith, 206-233-8736, megan.coppersmith@seattle.gov                        SEATTLE (April 27, 2017) – Seattle’s Chief Technology Officer Michael Mattmiller today weighed in on FCC Chairman Ajit Pai’s announcement of his intent to reverse federal regulations that enforce the principle of net neutrality: “This would… [ Keep reading ]

Expanded wi-fi now available at 26 Seattle Community Centers

The City of Seattle has completed upgrading public wi-fi equipment at 26 Seattle Parks and Recreation Community Centers, and it’s already helping thousands of users. The increased access points were installed as part of the City’s Digital Equity Action Plan with support from Google. The City has seen wi-fi usage… [ Keep reading ]

Center for Digital Government Names Seattle Digital Cities Survey Winner

Seattle Information Technology (Seattle IT) was recognized for its recent consolidation. The new department is made up of 650 staff members that once worked across 15 city agencies and aims to create efficiencies and capacity for tech projects. Other accomplishments include: the launch of a mobile-responsive website, a customer relationship management… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle Channel wins national Excellence in Government Programming award

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Sept. 27, 2016 Contact: Lori Patrick, Seattle Channel Communications lori.patrick@seattle.gov, (206) 733-9764  City-operated TV station wins 15 awards in national competition SEATTLE— Seattle Channel was named the best municipal television station in the nation when it received the prestigious Excellence in Government Programming award from the National… [ Keep reading ]