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  • De Blasio Administration Announces Long-Sought ‘NYC Digital Service’ Just Days Before Adams Takes Over

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    NYC Department of Information Information Technology and Telecommunications Github profile

    New York City’s civic technology community has for many years been calling on city government to establish a Digital Service Organization (DSO). DSOs are technology groups organized within government agenies that use open source software to create their own technology solutions instead of buying proprietary services from

  • For Government, It's DSO or Die

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    City Planning's Planning Labs

    Private sector innovations in information technologies are transforming virtually every industry, and the rate of change seems to be accelerating. A decade ago, Facebook was a website used almost exclusively by college students to keep in touch with each other; today it’s one of the world’s largest media distributors with the capability of swaying elections simply by tweaking its algorithms; and in ten years it’ll likely be directing a self-driving car to drop you off at your friend’s