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How the COVID-19 virus is affecting the DC tech community civic

Mar. 10, 2020 3:08 pm

How the COVID-19 virus is affecting the DC tech community

After a few conference cancellations — including WeDC House's travel to SXSW and the national Code for America Summit — event organizers are scrambling to make alternative plans.
DHS picks Rockville-based company to develop sensor tech to combat wildfires civic

Feb. 12, 2020 1:50 pm

DHS picks Rockville-based company to develop sensor tech to combat wildfires

Over the next six months, four selected partners — including one from the DMV region — will work on prototype development for new technology to be used in the fight against wildfires that specifically impact urban areas.
DDOT is extending its pilot program for mopeds through September civic

Jan. 16, 2020 11:15 am

DDOT is extending its pilot program for mopeds through September

Moped operators granted a permit for the second phase of the pilot program will be able to operate up to 600 mopeds each in D.C. from March 1 through Sept. 30.
Four dockless escooter operators are getting booted from DC in 2020 civic

Dec. 5, 2019 1:52 pm

Four dockless escooter operators are getting booted from DC in 2020

The District Department of Transportation announced Tuesday that it is renewing permits for five escooter and ebike companies to operate in the District next year. Bird, Lime, Razor and Bolt are not among them.
Lyft launched a City Works DC Advisory Council civic

Nov. 22, 2019 3:02 pm

Lyft launched a City Works DC Advisory Council

The 15-member council will bring together community leaders "to help make D.C.'s city life better, more inclusive, more equitable and more sustainable."
This new tool aims to help policymakers combat climate risk in coastal cities civic

Nov. 13, 2019 8:07 am

This new tool aims to help policymakers combat climate risk in coastal cities

The Stimson Center in D.C. developed the Climate and Ocean Risk Vulnerability Index, which uses empirical and expert survey data to measure ecological, financial and political risk.
U.S. Postal Service is adopting AI tech to process package data faster civic

Nov. 12, 2019 9:34 am

U.S. Postal Service is adopting AI tech to process package data faster

California-based NVIDIA's artificial intelligence aims to help USPS process mail 10 times faster and more accurately.
Here are the 3 winners from the DCx Challenge civic

Oct. 11, 2019 4:51 pm

Here are the 3 winners from the DCx Challenge

Three teams who built gigabit app solutions that address public safety and public health shared a $20,000 cash prize.
Library of Congress secured a $1M grant to pilot infrastructure for digital research civic

Oct. 8, 2019 1:35 pm

Library of Congress secured a $1M grant to pilot infrastructure for digital research

The grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation for the Computing Cultural Heritage in the Cloud project will allow the institution to better digitize its collections.
Virginia Tech Transportation Institute awarded $15M for autonomous vehicle research civic

Sep. 20, 2019 10:29 am

Virginia Tech Transportation Institute awarded $15M for autonomous vehicle research

The two grants, each amounting to $7.5 million, were awarded by the U.S. Department of Transportation through the Automated Driving System Demonstration Grants program.

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