Posts categorized under Kristen Glundberg-Prossor, Author at Tech Talk

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 ]

Proposed Seattle Information and Technology Budget 2017-2018

A Message from City of Seattle’s Chief Technology Officer:  Today Mayor Murray presented his proposed 2017-18 Budget to the City Council. This has been a year of transition for the City’s technology functions and staff. The creation of the Seattle Information Technology Department (Seattle IT) provided an opportunity to create… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle Public Utilities and Seattle Information Technology Partner to Give Watershed Radio Communications a Boost

By Brian Mikelson, SPU Public Relations Specialist (article originally appeared on SPU InWeb) At Seattle Public Utilities (SPU), safety is always top of mind. For field employees, this means following certain protocols to avoid hazards and reduce the chances that an accident will occur. Less obvious, but just as important,… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle IT’s New Director of Security, Risk, and Compliance: Dena Solt

Hired in July, Dena fills the final position on Seattle IT’s Executive Team where she leads the effort to keep the City’s—and its customers’—data secure and privacy protected.  To do that, Dena sees her challenge as “responding to day-to-day security and privacy matters while getting an understanding of the vast… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle Channel Wins Two Regional Emmy Awards

SEATTLE CHANNEL, Cable 21 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 6, 2016 Contact: Lori Patrick, (206) 733-9764 lori.patrick@seattle.gov                 Station recognized for historic/cultural programming SEATTLE – Seattle Channel is the recipient of two Northwest Regional Emmy Awards for historic/cultural programming, one for a segment about the Georgetown Steam Plant and another for… [ Keep reading ]