City of Dallas

City of Dallas Taps Ford Pro To Help Electrify Its Fleet with EV Charging Infrastructure

by | May 21, 2024
With 5,400 vehicles now serving the community, the city of Dallas aims to electrify its fleet by 2040. Mayor Eric Johnson called the 10-year agreement with Ford Pro "a significant milestone" in making that happen.
City of Dallas’ Information Officer Is Resigning for ‘Gig in Private Industry’
by | Apr 26, 2024
Bill Zielinski oversaw the city’s response to a ransomware attack as well as to an employee deleting millions of electronic police records. Brian Gardner, the city’s chief information security officer, will be the department’s interim director, the Dallas Morning News reported.
Dallas Guards Against AI Attacks on Infrastructure with New Cybersecurity Platform
by | Feb 29, 2024
In 2023, the city of Dallas was hit by a ransomware attack that ultimately cost it $8.5 million. Now the city is partnering with California-based MixMode and its innovative AI platform for real-time threat monitoring, anomaly detection, and behavioral analysis—empowering the city to respond quickly and efficiently to potential cyber incidents before they escalate into a major security breach.
Trade Delegation From Finland Visits Dallas, Finds ‘Can-Do Attitude’
by | Nov 16, 2023
The city of Dallas recently adopted an International Affairs strategy, and the visit by the Finland delegation aimed to advance it. During a whirlwind 1-day tour, the parties discussed technology, healthcare, the arts, culture, and design as areas for potential partnerships.

Goldman Sachs Kicks Off Construction on Sustainable, All‑Electric Dallas Campus

by | Oct 10, 2023
Leaders gathered today to break ground on the massive two-wing campus designed for over 5,000 Goldman employees. The financial giant's striking new hub in downtown Dallas' NorthEnd aims for LEED-certification and state-of-the-art amenities.
$390M Hensley Field Redevelopment Awaits Resolution of Dallas, U.S. Navy Cleanup Litigation
by | Aug 21, 2023
A 20-year, $390 million city of Dallas master plan for redeveloping Hensley Field in southwest Dallas is on hold pending environmental cleanup by the U.S. Navy. According to the Dallas Morning News, the city is suing the Navy yet again to get the cleanup finished, so the "hidden gem" can come to life.

Dallas Is Named a 2023 ‘All-American City’ by the National Civic League

by | Jun 15, 2023
The city of Dallas was one of 10 U.S. cities to win the honor, marking its first win since 1970. The city was recognized for its efforts to engage youth in meaningful ways via the Dallas Youth Commission, the Welcoming Strategic Plan, and the Dallas Cultural Plan. See who flew to Denver to pitch the city—and why they came back with a win.
Homeowners in Four Southern Dallas Neighborhoods Can Apply for up to $100K in Federal Grants for Home Repairs
by | May 31, 2023
According to the city, the eligible neighborhoods hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic are Joppa, Five Mile, Tenth Street Historic District, and The Bottom. Up to 20 homes will be able to get funding under the American Rescue Plan Act program.
Dallas Launches New Incentive Tools Targeted at Underserved Areas
Dallas city officials have implemented a new Incentive Policy that includes a range of new tools to promote investment in underserved areas, including standardized tax abatements, community development loans and grants, predevelopment loans, and an infrastructure investment fund. These measures are expected to spur new development, create jobs, and enhance equity for all Dallas residents.
Brita Andercheck, chief data officer and director of the Office of Data Analytics and Business Intelligence
How Dallas’ Chief Data Officer Tackles Urban Challenges as a ‘Data Surgeon’
by | Jan 5, 2023
Andercheck is leading a charge to create a data culture in Dallas that empowers everyone to speak, understand, and access data.

As the Dallas data chief, she was recently featured in Data-Smart City Solutions, a project by the Bloomberg Center for Cities at Harvard University. In the feature, Anderchief discussed how CDOs use data on income and infrastructure to identify areas in need of additional assistance.

Dallas Forms Business Climate Leadership Group to Accelerate Climate Action

by | Dec 19, 2022
In a partnership with the City-Business Climate Alliance, the newly formed group met last month to begin pursuing initiatives aimed at climate targets in line with the Paris Agreement. Dallas Mayor Eric Johnson says the alliance will "help establish Dallas and its businesses as national leaders in implementing data-driven climate solutions to promote a vibrant, healthy, and resilient city.”
City of Dallas, Zimperium Partner on Free Mobile Security App
by | Dec 5, 2022
The app was developed by Dallas-based Zimperium, a leader in mobile security, and is designed to secure devices against even the most advanced threats. Available as a free download on Apple iOS and Android Play, Dallas Secure arrives just in time for the busy holiday mobile-commerce season.

"Public safety comes first in Dallas—and cybersecurity is a form of public safety,” Mayor Eric Johnson said.
Hop-On Jet Service JSX Names Former Dallas Aviation Director as Vice President
by | Nov 14, 2022

The longtime Director of Aviation for the city of Dallas has a brand new role. Mark Duebner—who retired last week after being at the helm of the city’s department of aviation for nearly 12 years—will join jet service JSX as vice president of corporate real estate and airport affairs....

City of Dallas Appoints Interim Director of Aviation
by | Nov 10, 2022
This appointment comes after former director Mark Duebner’s retirement announcement earlier this month.