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City of Seattle named Digital Inclusion Trailblazer

Seattle only city to be recognized with all six qualifiers The City of Seattle was named as a Digital Inclusion Trailblazer once again by the National Digital Inclusion Alliance (NDIA). Digital Inclusion Trailblazers is a public inventory of local government initiatives promoting digital literacy and broadband access for underserved residents. “I’m so proud Seattle… [ Keep reading ]

Asset whisperers …Seattle IT’s Asset Management Team

The Asset Management team is a trusted partner at the core of Seattle Information Technology (Seattle IT) operations. They assist in managing, tracking, and fulfilling all IT related goods in order for our staff to deploy and support technology operations. This includes device hardware and software, technology infrastructure, telecom, networking… [ Keep reading ]

Internet for All Seattle Update Report

The Seattle Information Technology Department’s Community Technology team presented the Internet for All Seattle Update Report at the May 19 City Council Transportation and Utilities Committee (presentation). The Internet for All (IFA) Update Report follows up on the first Internet for All Seattle Report from September 2020 and summarizes progress on initial strategies to increase access and adoption of affordable and reliable… [ Keep reading ]

Meet Seattle Information Technology’s (Seattle IT’s) Radio Shop team

Seattle IT’s Radio team is the hands-on enabler of emergency communications throughout the city, ensuring radio systems and signals are operational and robust. They are a jack of all trades team who travel the city climbing into the trunks of police cars, fire engines and Seattle Public Utility (SPU) trucks… [ Keep reading ]

Earth Day: Adobe Sign program saves resources

Today, April 22, is Earth Day! It’s the day set aside each year to mark the anniversary of the birth of the modern environment movement in 1970. The theme this year is Restore our Earth which examines natural processes, emerging green technologies and innovative thinking that can restore the world’s ecosystems. Some… [ Keep reading ]

2021 Technology Matching Fund grant recipients announced

The City of Seattle today announced the recipients of the 2021 Technology Matching Fund. With an investment of $343,000, 15 organizations will receive funding for community-led projects which aim to increase access to technology and provide digital skills training for underserved communities. The grants range from $11,000 to $25,000, and organizations… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle Information Technology supports the Lumen Field vaccination clinic

Seattle is a trailblazing city, especially when it comes to technology, global health, airplanes, and shopping, just to name a few. And now, after a year dealing with the coronavirus, we can also add pandemic management to that list. Seattle has the dubious distinction of being the first major US city… [ Keep reading ]

Beware of Tax Season scams

Tax season is officially underway way. Taxes are due on May 17 this year. During tax season, the risk of scams increases with scammers targeting taxpayers and their data in order to file fraudulent tax returns, collect refunds, and engage in other identity theft schemes. Seattle Information Technology’s Security Team… [ Keep reading ]

Open Data Day 2021

by Seattle Information Technology Chief Privacy Officer Ginger Armbruster The City of Seattle has been a national leader in municipal data transparency since we first introduced our Open Data Portal in 2010. Seattle IT worked with a local company, Socrata, to partner in this vision, supported by a 2016 executive… [ Keep reading ]

Community Technology Advisory Board Welcomes New Members for 2021

Seattle IT and the Mayor’s Office are pleased to present three new appointments and three re-appointments to the Community Technology Advisory Board at the Council Transportation and Utilities Committee on January 20. The appointments were unanimously approved by members of the Committee and subsequently confirmed by the full City Council on January 25. The Community Technology Advisory Board (CTAB) welcomes new members Femi Adebayo, Nicole Espy, and Leah Shin. The reappointments are René Peters, Lassana Magassa, and Brandon Lindsey. The appointments… [ Keep reading ]