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Tech Talk Tuesday: Bringing Transparency to Our Digital Properties

The reality of providing online content in 2019 is that all visitors to our public website have distinct needs and abilities. As a local government, the City of Seattle is responsible for providing access to digital information and services for all residents. We strive to create an inclusive experience. In… [ Keep reading ]

Cybersecurity Awareness Month: Secure Your Passwords

by Andrew Whitaker Stories of identity theft and data breaches are all too common in our headlines these days. If the cybersecurity headlines of 2018 were put in a book, every page would reveal a depressing fact. A social media giant has 87 million records breached An apparel company has… [ Keep reading ]

City for All hackathon is a hit

The City for All hackathon was a big civic hit over the weekend. Nine teams competed for recognition and prizes at City Hall’s Bertha Knight Landes room. The theme of the hackathon was to find solutions for the challenges of aging and accessibility. The winner for Best Overall Innovation was… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle Information Technology recognized at NATOA Awards in Seattle

Big honors were given out to Seattle IT at this year’s annual conference of the National Association of Telecommunications Officers and Advisors (NATOA) which took place in Seattle in September. The Digital Engagement Team was honored with two awards. Seattle IT’s Strategic Plan for Facilitating Equitable Access to Wireless Broadband… [ Keep reading ]

City of Seattle Signs Net Neutrality Letter and Joins Other Cities in Protest

Today, Mayor Ed Murray joined mayors of Boston, New York and San Francisco in sending a letter to Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Ajit Pai, encouraging him to keep the internet open. The letter articulates net neutrality rules and recognizes the importance of maintaining a level playing field for all internet content to be enjoyed […]

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Day of Action to Save Net Neutrality

July 12, 2017 –The internet is the utility of the 21st century. It brings access to education, economic opportunities, and ultimately an improved quality of life. For more than twenty years the City of Seattle has sought to close the digital divide, making sure that all of our community members… [ Keep reading ]

City of Seattle Hires Ginger Armbruster as Chief Privacy Officer

The City of Seattle selected Ginger Armbruster as the City’s Chief Privacy Officer. The Chief Privacy Officer will help the City implement and enforce practices that manage data in accordance with the City’s Privacy Principles, which were established by Mayor Edward Murray and City Council. In 2015 the City of… [ Keep reading ]

Cloud Computing: Essential but challenging

An expert panel on the challenges and opportunities of public sector cloud computing featured Seattle IT Chief Technology Officer Michael Mattmiller. The panel was part of the Amazon Web Services Public Sector Innovation Summit June 13 in Washington D.C. To seize the opportunity presented by data analytics and data-driven governing,… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle IT, meet Ada Developers Academy. A perfect match.

Since February of this year, Seattle IT has had the privilege of working with its first group of interns from Ada Developers Academy. For those who don’t know, Ada Developers Academy is a Seattle-based program for women and nonbinary individuals who want to pursue a career as software developers, but… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle IT moves to the cloud

An article on cloud storage in GovTech Today features Seattle IT Chief Technology Officer Michael Mattmiller. The article predicts that even though cloud growth will crest soon, state, county and local agencies are likely to continue their migrations from private to public cloud. State and local governments are seeking the… [ Keep reading ]