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City of Austin

This year’s Texas Digital Government Summit included a panel on how agencies and vendors center their focus on the user when developing new technologies.
The Austin electrical utility requires an out-of-the-box solution that will not need source code revisions to meet its requirements.
The position is open to external applicants and has an annual salary range of $181,000 to $191,000.
The chosen applicant must have experience facilitating discovery meetings and workshops, performing stakeholder analysis and collaborating with high-functioning cross-functional teams, among other requirements.
The chosen candidate will be responsible for managing enterprisewide IT projects throughout the city.
With the Great American Eclipse emerging first at the Texas-Mexico border and arcing across the state, government leaders have emergency preparedness and constituent comfort at top of mind.
Austin’s Communications and Technology Management Department has an IT capital budget of $34.8 million for 2024.
Austin’s two largest departments, Austin Energy and Austin Water, make up 41 percent of the city’s operating budget.
The airport’s capital improvement plan is a projection of its budget over the next five years, with $11.8 million allocated for IT in 2024 alone.
Texas State Technical College gave Austin-Travis County Emergency Medical Services a demo of its virtual training, its ambulance simulator and other high-tech equipment.
The master systems integrator will be responsible for selecting, integrating and implementing systems specified in the city’s Airport Master Plan.
A fiber company has entered a partnership to create an intelligent infrastructure economic zone.
The chosen applicant will be responsible for application development and maintenance in the city's Development Services Department.
The city of Austin is looking for a highly qualified vendor to author a multiyear IT plan that will align with the total airport vision.
The requested service will monitor the ERCOT grid in real time during the summer months to determine the highest coincident peak day of each month.
Across Texas, CIOs and other leaders looked this year to long-term missions and goals and how to support them with IT, tech and communications.
At the Texas Association of State Systems for Computing and Communications State of the State Conference, a panel emphasized infrastructure resilience, which involves making the proper preparations to fully recover and continue operations in the midst of a cyber attack.
Experts at a legislative AI event agreed that employers looking to attract talent and retain workers would benefit from incorporating AI into their training and hiring as soon as possible.
The new programming sends alerts about harsh weather but will expand to include educational and other messaging.
SmokeD has had its wildfire detectors in the Austin area since 2021 and is in the process of installing additional devices on American Tower antenna systems.
The website’s new homepage is designed to highlight information on disasters that are most prevalent to the central Texas region in each season.
The capital city has made it official: Kerrica Laake will lead the city’s IT efforts. Laake has experience both in the city and with community-owned Austin Energy.
The Austin City Council voted to create an interlocal agreement for the county to use the radio system known as GATRRS.
The city's budget is $5.5 billion and contains millions for cloud contracts, emergency communications, web redesign work and more.
After serving as CIO for nearly three years, Chris Stewart shared that the city’s five-year strategic plan “will revamp pretty much everything” regarding IT, including project management and procurement.
These cities are large, fast-growing and have potential for big IT initiatives; one has started its fiscal year.
The city is looking for a vendor to provide several services and information and communication technology for the Austin Convention Center Redevelopment Project.
The data platform transforms thousands of website assets and brings city information to one modern interface.
The project aims to expand public transportation throughout the state’s capital by adding a new light rail and accessible bus system. However, recent legislation might pump the brakes on these efforts.
Chris Stewart has moved to an executive advisory role as Kerrica Laake moves into an interim leadership role.
The city transportation department is gathering information on software to help manage conflicts in the right of way, present data to the public and integrate with other systems.
The job would entail developing strategies, direction and priorities for service delivery, managing enterprise program areas and other supervisory responsibilities.
The search to fill the position is underway, with preferred experience listed as managing digital solution projects and collaborating with cross-functional teams.
Both positions involve supporting IT systems, developing IT strategies, and analyzing organizations’ technology requirements.
After several years working on the West Coast, he’s made his way to Austin.
Keeping Austin connected, one city agency shares strategies and initiatives.
One of the company’s local customers includes Dallas Area Rapid Transit.
An ambitious multiyear series of upgrades is looking well into the future for technology needs.
Funding will go to investment in information security, capital improvement support and human resources.
The alliance named 32 municipalities across the U.S., each working on various facets of digital inclusion.
The solution will need to provide fully integrated functionality through all phases of project and portfolio management.
Next month’s members-only event in Austin will feature the chief information officers of the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles and the Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority.
Four neighborhood-based projects seek to connect the underserved.
A toll road that is an innovation corridor uses high-tech satellite imaging to find tiny flaws in pavement and other structures in need of maintenance.