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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 ]

Seattle Is Rolling Out Its Innovative Privacy Program

The City of Seattle continues to lead the nation in protecting citizens’ privacy.  Last fall, the Mayor and City Council launched the City’s new Privacy Initiative.  In February 2015, Seattle’s Privacy Principle’s were announced. The next phase, the toolkit for Seattle’s Privacy Initiative, is now being implemented.  The toolkit will guide City departments… [ Keep reading ]

Shaping Seattle Lets You Swipe Through The Construction

Construction. Sometimes it seems like it’s happening everywhere in the City of Seattle. A wide road view of active Seattle development projects that require Design Review Now, with a new online map, you can easily keep up with every project on your desktop, laptop or mobile device. Mayor Ed Murray… [ Keep reading ]