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Redesigning and Standardizing Information About Government Assistance

The Seattle.gov website includes a number of “topic pages” that aggregate and surface content from various locations throughout the website in an effort to help our visitors find information quickly and easily. Assistance and Discounts is the latest topic page created in the human-centered navigation of the website. Content existed… [ Keep reading ]

What low-income users of the Affordable Connectivity Program need to know and do when the discount ends.

More than 77,000 households in King County and 344,000 in Washington State are being notified this month that April is the last full month for their Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) internet discount. The Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) is a federal benefit that has helped 23 million qualifying low-income households pay for internet… [ Keep reading ]

Audit Your Way to the Top: How Seattle IT Maximized WMBE Spending

Originally posted on the City of Seattle’s Innovation Hub Seattle is the recipient of a $1 million Bloomberg Procurement Transformation Grant, a partnership between the Department of Finance and Administrative Services and the Mayor’s Innovation and Performance Team, with technical assistance from the Harvard Kennedy School Government Performance Lab. The… [ Keep reading ]

City of Seattle is a finalist for Smart Cities Award for Digital Equity and Accessibility: Your vote is needed!

The City of Seattle has been named a finalist in the IDC Government Insights Smart Cities North America Awards in the Digital Equity and Accessibility category. This award recognizes Seattle Information Technology’s Digital Engagement Team for its Inclusive Design Initiatives. “The Smart Cities awards showcase how the public sector is… [ Keep reading ]

The Power of Teamwork – Seattle IT provides the digital infrastructure for the Seattle/King County Health Clinic  

The annual Seattle/King County Health Clinic runs through the weekend and ends Sunday, February 18. Held at the Seattle Center, this one-of-a-kind health clinic provides free dental, vision, and medical care to anyone in the region who struggles to afford or access health care. The event is truly a massive… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle residents technology study points to progress and remaining digital divide

The City of Seattle has released the Technology Access and Adoption Study thanks to the input of over 4,600 Seattle residents. The study, conducted every five years, provides valuable data and insight on internet access and use, devices, digital skills, civic participation, training needs, and safety and security concerns. Results… [ Keep reading ]

Public Comment Period Opening for the Technology Assisted Crime Prevention Pilot Technologies 

Update (3/25/2024): Public comment period extended to April 12. The City of Seattle is exploring new technologies to help deter and detect criminal activity in specific locations where gun violence, human trafficking, and persistent felony crime is concentrated. The group of new technologies will help the City’s public safety response… [ Keep reading ]

Low-income internet support program at risk of losing federal funding. What you can do to help save the Affordable Connectivity Program

The Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) is a federal benefit that helps qualifying low-income households pay for internet service and devices. Since its creation in January 2022, the ACP has grown to help over 22 million U.S. households (roughly one in six Americans) access the internet. More than 36,000 households in… [ Keep reading ]

Observe Data Privacy Week by Protecting Your Own Data

Much like a New Year’s resolution or a calendar reminder to change the batteries in the smoke detectors on New Year’s Day, Data Privacy Day on January 28 is the perfect prompt for renewed diligence on data privacy. First, Let’s Define Privacy Privacy is a fundamental human right recognized in… [ Keep reading ]