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City of Seattle invests $320,000 to improve digital literacy, access to technology

Verizon Foundation contributes additional $25,000 to help bridge digital divide The City of Seattle today announced the recipients of the 2020 Technology Matching Fund. With an investment of $345,000, 15 organizations will receive funding for community-led projects which aim to increase access to technology and provide digital skills training for… [ Keep reading ]

2018 Seattle/King County IT Vendor Forum

Technology vendors and contractors are formally invited to the annual IT Vendor Forum on Thursday, April 26, 2018 at Seattle City Hall’s Bertha Knight Landes room. This event is put on jointly by the City of Seattle and King County’s IT departments. This is an opportunity for vendors to learn… [ Keep reading ]

Technology Matching Fund Application Process is Open

The City of Seattle offers funding to improve digital equity  The Technology Matching Fund grants will be offered for the 21st year in a row to organizations in Seattle SEATTLE (March 12, 2018)— The City of Seattle Technology Matching Fund program invites community organizations and nonprofits to apply for grants… [ Keep reading ]

City of Seattle offers funding to increase digital equity 

The City of Seattle invites community organizations and nonprofits to apply for grants up to $50,000 each to help make Seattle a more digitally equitable community. The City seeks applications for projects that increase access to free or low-cost broadband, empower residents with digital literacy skills, and ensure affordable, available… [ 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 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 ]

Meet City of Seattle’s New Chief Privacy Officer (CPO): Susan Goodman

Susan Goodman knows a lot about data and information – how to collect, maintain, manage and dispose of data, carefully. She also knows about the delicate balance between transparent government and protecting its citizen’s Privacy. Susan brings impressive credentials to Seattle. She has a Master’s Degree and is a Certified… [ Keep reading ]

City of Seattle Wins 2016 EPEAT Sustainable Purchasing Award

The Green Electronics Council (GEC) today announced the winners of the 2016 EPEAT Sustainable Purchasing Awards, which recognize excellence in the procurement of sustainable electronics. EPEAT is a free and trusted source of environmental product ratings that makes it easy for purchasers to select high-performance electronics that support their organization’s sustainability… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle Channel Receives 17 Emmy Nominations

Originally Posted April 4, 2016 by Seattle Channel Seattle Channel is honored to receive 17 Northwest Regional Emmy-award nominations from the Northwest Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS). The station’s nominations include overall station excellence with the channel competing against some of the region’s commercial and public… [ Keep reading ]

City launches new Seattle.gov

The City of Seattle recently launched its redesigned website, http://www.seattle.gov/, to better connect the public with their government. “Seattle.gov should reflect the City’s vibrant and innovative spirit,” said Mayor Ed Murray. “Thanks to the hard work of our Department of Information Technology’s Citywide Web team, the updated site makes it… [ Keep reading ]