We check in with initiatives we’ve covered over the past few years and ask, ‘Where are they now?’
A look back at the people and events that shaped 2011.
Government and industry know the current IT sharing model is broken, but who will make the first move to fix it?
CEO Steve Ballmer says Microsoft can help with stimulus, Cal/EPA headquarters is greenest high-rise in the West.
California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's Chief of Staff Wins IT Award
More people perished from the influenza pandemic of 1918 than were killed during World War I.
Utah Department of Transportation inspectors use PDAs to access office tools and streamline workflow.
Cisco wireless solution enhances city's citizen services, public safety and economic development.
Florida Department of Environmental Protection implements award-winning field inspection system.
Building 21st-century communities ... transforming the way communities live, work and play.
Washington County, Md., uses mobile inspection management software from Accela
Here are four uses for geospatial technology that you may not expect.
Lucas County reduces breakdowns and streamlines technical support with Gateway computers.
Baton Rouge, La.'s 19th Judicial District Court finds 3Com's XRN keeps justice moving swiftly along.
Top 25 Doers, Dreamers and Drivers of 2006
Cities try to lure young, educated professionals back to urban areas.
ArcPad Application Enhances CDC's Rapid Needs Assessment
Through a national germ-reporting database designed to detect unusual trends, outbreaks of illnesses from "pocket pets," like hamsters and mice, can be tracked.
Government Technology's 2005 Top 25 Doers, Dreamers and Drivers
GIS Solution Helps Mountain Area Safety Taskforce Quell Southern California Blaze
Virginia Beach, Va., and Redmond, Wash., bookend the 2004 Digital Cities Survey.
NASCIO Highlights from Annual Conference in New Orleans
Members of Government Technology's Top 25 for 2003 walked a tightrope. They implemented innovative ideas that improved citizen services and public safety -- and they did so with cost-effectiveness demanded by current budget realities.
Association says foreign IT workers are critical to U.S. economy but immigration program needs improvement
Event to feature special session on research that will address topics such as the societal and political implications of deploying biometric systems
Columbus-based authority implements smart transportation system for safety and savings
Washington's popular digital government leader will leave a rich legacy of technology wins
Utah joins only a handful of states in offering real-time assistance through Web portal
NCSL memo details potentail problems with NCLB
Kentucky cities active in online bidding demonstrate savings
Legislation will address use of wireless technologies, e-mail and the Internet
Joint project looks at how the counties use information technology for internal efficiencies and service to the citizen
Sacramento County officials decided to postpone the purchase of electronic voting machines until more information and guidelines become available
New funds target nation's major seaports and require inter-governmental collaboration
Return of public safety frequencies is priority for advocacy group and for local first responders
Local jurisdictions set aside a day to acknowledge the benefit of partnerships that bring added resources to cities
With an increasing number of educational programs being slashed due to the state's budget deficit, legislators want funds re-directed
Online traffic management system gets heavy use by motorists
New system allows law enforcement officers to nab overweight vehicles that bypass weight stations
Seminar is focused on helping IT companies learn the rules of state procurement
Number aimed at easing daily commute or facilitating leisure weekend trip
NACo looks for input from counties about how to create an equitable system that reflects vulnerabilities
Giant budget deficits in states cause reconsideration of the Streamlined Sales and Use Tax Agreement
The IT reorganization will eliminate departments, reduce redundancies and create a new oversight structure.
The bills make high volume unsolicited bulk e-mail a felony in the state and allow state prosecutors and the state's attorney general to go after spammers in other states.
The services' adoption rates have surprised state officials.
The commonwealth appoints a chief transition officer to guide IT consolidation efforts.
The pilot will test the feasibility of a multi-state AMBER Alert Web portal.
The equipment will be used to enhance the domestic preparedness capabilities of local emergency responders.
Today's governments are faced with the increasing challenge of serving citizens in a secure, yet private manner.
The towers, used primarily by the Michigan State Police, will now house local law enforcement communications equipment.
The training should help state agencies assess potential network vulnerabilities, Florida's State Technology Office said.
Pilot project allows Georgia businesses to register online.
$165 million in grants will go to states for emergency and terrorism preparedness.
The program will now mail postcards that direct health-care providers to the Internet for memos and billing instruction updates.
Merger of Web sites is paying dividends for New Jersey.
Canada leads 22 countries in developing electronic government with customer-service focus, new research finds.
The system is also a finalist for a national award for surface transportation technology.
The state has rolled out an online application for Alaska's permanent fund dividend.
A new survey finds mounting security costs as cities await direct federal aid.
J. Clark Kelso is still state CIO.
The bill to make California part of the Streamlined Sales Tax Project is out of its first committee.
The pilot will help determine whether a PDA network will be effective in getting urgent information about biological agents to doctors and clinicians.
Online courses teach colleges, universities and exchange-program sponsors how to comply with new federal rules for reporting international students and exchange visitors in the wake of the Sept. 11 attacks.
Enterprise solution to reach 45,000 state employees.
New e-learning program enables Department of Education and Early Development to ensure readiness of paraprofessionals to address needs of children with disabilities.
A Department of Public Health computer system tracks unusual disease patterns in real time.
The university aims at giving that extra edge to potential job candidates in the high-tech field.
Maryland Public Television and Johns Hopkins University launch Thinkport.org -- a destination for teaching in the digital age.
Students can move from Associate Degree to Bachelor Degree to Master's degree using a single online portal and point of contact.
A Masters in Public Health Administration and a Masters in e-Business are now available.
Cuyahoga Community College students taking Internet, interactive video and telecourses are on the rise.
Today's grad students increasingly opt for distance learning, yet programs must offer complete package of reputation, affordability and flexibility.
The Air National Guard continues research and implementation of distance learning methods as a means of training service members.
Early on, the plan to give seventh graders and teachers laptop computers appears to be paying off.
The database is being called an "electronic neighborhood watch," and allows residents to search parolees by ZIP code, name or prison ID number.
The research project is focusing on creating biochips that will help protect public water supplies.
Intel's Most Unwired Cities survey ranks U.S. cities by the number of wireless hot spots the cities have.
The new Web page on the U.S. Department of Education's Web site is designed to help schools in preparing for any type of emergency.
Nearly 20,000 California Lottery retailers will now be part of the Amber Alert system.
A PC-based emergency alert system will notify computer users of a wide range of potentially serious situations.
Education available to educators everywhere.
Bill could give cancellation rights to wireless phone users in California.
FCC calls meeting to devise strategies for E911 deployment.
The bill would mandate that open source software be on the list of approved products for use by state agencies.
Speech-recognition technology allows county residents to quickly find the best deals.
The study will take two years and will examine several integration projects.
The site is intended to provide women business owners better access to federal resources.
The commission is seeking additional comments from across the country.
Consumer registration expected this summer.
Raising taxes, reducing services are options to replace lost revenue.
Caucus hopes to strengthen and highlight the importance of E9-1-1.
More than 2,500 budget recommendations sent to Maine's governor.
Information collected will guide research and policy-making.
The site processed more than $3 million in taxes last year.
County Recorder and AARP work together to on employment program.
The plan will combine three existing agencies, if approved by Congress.
The project will allow enhanced Internet security for transactions between the government and citizens of Denmark.
Old Dominion University is the first public higher education institution to use the state's procurement system.
Times may be tough for states, but the Center for Information Technology Enterprise has doubled its staff and expanded its facilities.
Among other features, the proposal creates an Information Technology Board to set forth strategic plans.
ICMA puts together local groups to ensure U.S. DOT gathers local concerns.
Top 25 People who played key roles in strengthening government operations in their jurisdictions and improving the services delivered to citizens.
A state senator introduced a bill that would require California to become one of the states implementing a new sales and use tax agreement.
The agency recommends a 'dual approach' as the best option to make sure visas are issued properly and that the person holding the visa is the proper recipient of the visa.
The commission replaced its 20-year-old legacy system with a distributed network.
The application is geared for use by health professionals, policy makers and students to design and implement injury prevention programs.
Washington's award-winning Web site allows child support payments to be made online.
The new Web site is designed to help economic recovery and redevelopment goals for the area.
Service will make it easier to communicate with a diversity of constituents.
General Accounting Office calls for still more progress.
The products will be free to any government organization in Virginia.
Stanford professor writes "Resolution on Electronic Voting" to outline risks.
SimDesk and the city will work together to provide training.
FHWA unveils new Web site to help state and local agencies manage traffic congestion.
New York City would be the first city or state to require online publication of official reports and publications.
State creates integration infrastructure for the state's citizen portal.
Senate vote cuts funding for Total Information Awareness project until privacy safeguards are provided.
More than 200 Hoosiers provided feedback for the state portal's new design.
New basic literacy is discussed at summit by leaders in education, government and business.
CIO SAGE initiative launched to match IT experience with critical needs.
The New York city is fighting for the right to regulate its rights-of-way.
The service has generated a 95 percent approval rating after processing more than 27,000 claims over the Internet.
Four more communities slated to receive broadband infrastructure.
The study will develop a capability-assessment model to help agencies determine how ready they are to participate in justice information sharing.
The funds will go toward increasing access to technology in lower-income and underserved areas of Pittsburgh.
The nominee comes from the private sector but has public sector experience.
The Senate Judiciary Committee is looking for information on the Total Information Awareness system being developed by DARPA.
Rural businesses, as well as the state's higher education system, will be able to use the new Keystone Communications network.
The support for the use of biometric identifiers depends on privacy safeguards.
The site will present a range of information on the state's long-term-care facilities.
A private-sector executive has been recruited for the new post, and one of his first priorities could well be the state's troubled $1.8 billion telecom-outsourcing project.
The first round of PennFIRS data was transmitted successfully, and the state will begin work this month on rolling the program to counties.
Americans expect the Web to give them news and information on health care and government services.
Indiana residents have a new online resource to help them plan and pay for higher education.
Union Public Schools in Tulsa is installing an online system to promote collaboration among students, teachers, parents and administrators.
The U.S. Army sees online training as a way to meet its recruiting goals. The U.S. Army Recruiting Command (USAREC) is creating a distance-learning system to support more than 7,000 Army recruiters throughout the nation.
NEW YORK -- One of the largest school districts in Texas has launched an online professional development initiative.
The federal government's Gov Online learning center, the nation's largest e-learning implementation, has started work on a series of upgrades.
New technology at Florida community colleges will provide distance-learning courses for students and continuing education for faculty and staff.
Indiana's Supreme Court case management system will streamline judicial and law enforcement processes.
The e-mail updates notify subscribers as terrorism threat level changes.
High-speed Internet connections increased 27 percent during the first half of 2002, the agency said.
The Web-based ride-sharing application should help commuters find car pools, van pools.
The agency is first to receive the certification.
The governor's proposal includes IT consolidation and enhanced oversight of technology services.
Three Tennessee agencies worked together to develop the new service.
The GIS application will serve nine counties surrounding the Blue Grass Army Depot.
More than $3 million in grants issued to improve Internet access in low-income and underserved areas of the commonwealth.
The state's implementation of its SAN took top honors in the systems-implementation category.
More than half of the state's private tow companies send information to the state; and all companies will participate by the end of the year.
The bill would require government agencies and public colleges and universities to cease using Social Security numbers as public identifiers.
Local and state agencies collaborated to roll out the new service.
Drivers can schedule a driver's test over the Internet.
Larry Singer will return to a nonprofit technology-consulting firm that works with government agencies.
A new interactive Web site will allow teachers and students to assist the state in emergency preparedness by collecting geographic information.
The system could be linked to a federal system.
The Red Cross will respond to disasters with trucks full of technology.
Unisys generates 3-D images from individuals' photographs to identify by skin texture, expressions and aging.
Businesses, state agencies will create public/private partnerships that will focus on anti-terrorism measures.
Taxpayers in three counties can pay county property taxes at the state's Web portal.
The portal will allow all levels of government to access geospatial data.
Computers from National Governors Association meeting go to Idaho libraries
Open GIS Consortium Seeks Input for One-Stop Portal
HHS Launches National Nursing Home Quality Initiative
The site was recognized as a model for other cities, judges said.
Software Strengthens Training for U.S. Diplomats
Pioneering Online School Implements New Technology
Free Research Reveals Imperatives of Web-based Instruction
Police Officers to Receive Online Training
Army Sponsors Online Competition for Middle-Schoolers
The company will pay Florida more than $2 million to build a prescription-monitoring program, and the state said it will share the program with other states.
The county's new system will allow a range of agencies to share information.
Gov. James McGreevey made nine appointments to the state's Privacy Study Commission, which was created by New Jersey's Open Public Records Law.
Despite a range of barriers, local jurisdictions are tapping into electronic government initiatives to improve operations and citizen outreach, according to a recent report.
The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey will deploy a new technology developed to control and monitor airport vehicles at Newark Liberty Airport.
Kent, Wash., has launched an integrated payment system designed to let citizens pay for all city services from a single location.
MyFloridaCounty.com -- a Web site that provides information and services from a group of local jurisdictions in Florida -- now offers a subscription service for citizens and businesses.
Pennsylvania has approved a three-year extension of its groundbreaking data center outsourcing initiative.
Indiana schoolchildren and their parents can get low-cost Internet connections for their home computers and help local schools at the same time.
Ten states take home awards for IT successes.
The state now accepts walk-in payments at Western Union locations.
The commission will examine privacy issues relating to the dissemination of public agencies.
Students get affordable Internet access; schools get credits toward IT training.
The Web site now accepts electronic checks and will add a suite of child-support services in November.
Matthew DeZee will work alongside Steve Kolodney.
The research organization is working on a report for California, which is looking at ways to restructure is IT office.
The company will continue to lead a consortium of companies that manage the state's data warehouse.
The form is available for viewing online by family members and health care providers.
A variety of IT programs were honored by the state's Information Technology Resource Management Council.
Navy Training and Management Planning System offers quick access to data and analysis.
Help Desk Institute's eUniversity provides IT support staff with online development, training and certification programs.
Initiative will deliver training and educational opportunities to 350,000 active service personnel.
Enterprise Ohio Network installed solution to manage workforce development program.
Initiative offers learning materials to 1.8 million federal employees.
From crime mapping to unbiased interviewing, police officers gain crime-solving techniques via the Internet.
Element K Offers Support for New IT Security Technology Certification
The city aims to advance emerging leaders and maximize high-level opportunities.
FBI and Justice Department support I-SAFE mission of empowering youth to avoid online perils.
The two companies will integrate fare collection in the metropolitan area using a smart card payment system.
Microsoft urges users to download software patches.
Pilot program tests new handheld computers.
Conference on October 8th will focus on minorities, the Internet and bridging the digital divide.
The two contracts allowing use of the Integrated Assessment System are valued at a total of $1.8 million.
Report Reveals 65 Percent Increase in Vulnerabilities Compared to Third Quarter 2001.
The Privacy Commisioner of Canada, Geoge Radwanski, in a letter to the Hon. Elinor Caplan, Minister of National Revenue expresses grave concern over CCRA's plans to establish a database on the foreign travel activities of all law-abiding Canadians.
The kiosks will hit two international airports early next year.
The partnership seeks to build a biotech cluster in Long Island.
The Washington DSHS turned to the Web to cut costs and make the reports widely available.
The plan will take a number of steps to alter the way the commonwealth manages technology.
The state is one of the first to offer international-fuel-tax-agreement filings over the Internet.
The state will scrap its mainframe and move to a Web-based system.
The interim director of the defunct DOIT, J. Clark Kelso, has been named the state's new CIO.
Top e-government states this year are Tennessee, New Jersey, California, Connecticut and Pennsylvania, according to new research from Brown University.
Maryland and Virginia's efforts to implement e-procurement systems are highlighted in a new study from the PricewaterhouseCoopers Endowment.
The Iowa State County Treasurers Association and Iowa's Information Technology Department jointly developed the online service.
Matthew DeZee also led the NASCIO's Security and Reliability team.
The Center for Technology in Government's new report is being offered as a tool for local governments looking to put services online.
The Statewide Interoperability Executive Council will develop a plan to create a wireless communications network and make funding recommendations.
The study examines cross-jurisdictional electronic-government programs.
Local governments have another way to create Web sites.
The last 142 schools without access now have connectivity.
Every Ohio school, academic and public library will have access to materials.
The database contains information on physicians from 16 states.
The state will install a communications system to link all New Jersey acute care hospitals.
A new partnership brings high-speed wireless Internet connectivity the city's businesses and consumers and the chance to develop mobile public safety applications to government.
Working from shared principles and priorities is a must, according to the NGA.
The site puts a variety of important government records and historical manuscripts online.
The state will track possible environmental causes of cancer.
The system debuted lat week and will match fingerprints with photos and other relevant information.
A North Carolina woman is tapped for the state's top tech post.
City finance officers express pessimism in being able to meet their city's financial needs.
The Massachusetts Port Authority's airport monitor is scheduled to go live on Monday.
The maps show the location of the main Internet backbone through the state, as well as where high-speed access is available.
The Regulatory Commission of Alaska will administer the grant program for communities that lack basic Internet connectivity.
Sixty-four local health departments are already connected to the alert network.
Nearly 75 percent of cities and counties responding to the International City/County Management Association's 2002 Electronic Government Survey have a Web site.
The new system will help law enforcement agencies across the state share information.
The states' governors and the mayor of the District of Columbia met to discuss regional anti-terrorism cooperation.
The Secretary of State's Office and the Motor Vehicles Division collaborated on the new electronic government service.
The conference will host a variety of security presentations and work shops.
The book contains policy "plays" used by governments in seven areas.
A new one-stop Web site gives the public, businesses access to all state forms.
Discounted Internet service and free cable modems will be provided to low-income families.
The Web-based system will replace a mainframe system and will help track water supply and transport.
Check your calendars for the SecurIT Summit in October.
The agreement is the first step in building an Interstate Information Sharing and Analysis Center.
The system will help the state lower costs and administer child support payments more efficiently.
The resources are designed to help small towns and rural areas with economic development.
The state will avoid any future costs.
Point and click to run for political office.
A new report presents a series of recommendations and plans to fight electronic attacks on critical information infrastructure.
The civil-liberties group argues that the gradual conversion to broadband threatens free speech on the Net.
The head of the FBI's Office of Law Enforcement Coordination is meeting with the NLC's board of directors over the changing role of federal and local law enforcement agencies and officials.
The state's portal is now accessible to mobile-device users.
The deaf, hard of hearing and speech impaired can use text messaging to contact police.
The state ended its search for a CIO by promoting Kim Bahrami.
The state will work with NIC to redesign the Vermont portal and develop electronic government services.
The alliance involves the state's research universities, the business community and state government.
TechConnect East will focus on creating jobs and developing high-tech business, and the state would like to create more regional offices.
It's the only American city on the 2002 list.
Arizona hits a milestone in its implementation of electronic government services.
The new payment-information service was developed by two state agencies.
Though e-business is waning, governments' adoption of electronic services is on the rise.
Now the fun begins, as approximately 100 evaluators from state and local government will scrutinize the bids.
A new mobile command post will give law enforcement agencies the ability to communicate and share data in the field.
Cities need more resources to devote to threat detection, emergency response equipment, according to a new survey.
Laid-off high-tech workers will get scholarships to boost their skills.
The former CIO of Philadelphia will work closely with local governments.
The JNET earns a first-place award from the Federation of Government Information Processing Councils.
A new Web site assembles electronic-government knowledge and materials into one place.
Massachusetts, Washington and California are the top three states.
Gov. Schweiker created a new office to manage online transactions between business and government.
The first of six planned task forces will concentrate on an 11-county area.
A slide in income-tax collections and a rise in tax refunds take their toll on state budgets.
The new Web-based mapping resource puts information from 67 agencies in one place for District employees.
The new Web site aggregates GIS data from federal, state and local sources.
The $88.7 million in fines marks the board's first use of legislation signed by Gov. Gray Davis in 2000.
A newly negotiated agreement will make it simpler for local governments to legally obtain and play music at municipal buildings or events.
The dental board worked with accessKansas to create the license-verification tool.
In comparison to private-sector call centers, researchers find that government call centers lead the way.
The new Web-based system is scheduled to go online next year.
The legislation would require committee approval of e-commerce-style programs.
A familiar technology figure around Sacramento gets the appointment.
A new study has found 29 percent revenue growth for high-tech companies during 2001.
The public/private partnership will focus on building the necessary network infrastructure to make Kentucky competitive.
The FCC's ruling will have devastating financial impact on nation's communities.
Menino is the fourth mayor of Boston to be named president of the USCM.
The first electronic service of the state's portal is ready for business.
A recent declaration from the FCC defines cable-modem services as "interstate information services" that local governments can't regulate.
Mobile technology enables high-tech learning.
Wireless solution meets law enforcement's mounting data demands
Rural and remote municipalities can build low-cost municipal Web sites and get broadband data transmission.
Diebold Election Systems got the contract to revamp the state's voting systems.
State residents and Web surfers able to preview next-generation North Star Web site.
Renters, property managers and housing-agency staff can use the new Web site for a variety of housing needs.
Local government officials frustrated with the lack of federal coordination in homeland security efforts.
GTSI and Panasonic Deliver Real-time Crime Reporting
Analysts say governments should create "endeavor managers" to manage large and complex electronic-government initiatives.
The system automatically gathers information related to disease outbreaks and alerts health-care and emergency personnel to potential outbreaks.
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SANJOAQUIN County Sheriff High-Tech Law Enforcement Demands IT Training
High-Speed Public School Network Delivers Equal Access
Discretionary funds help get PCs into libraries.
The state's efforts could serve as the prototype for a national map.
He will be responsible for the operations of the state's Office of Information Technology.
From Walt Disney to the Pacific Northwest.
The conference will focus on how state and local governments will face privacy issues.
The state took top honors for its enterprise PKI.
Information on aliases, felony conviction records and physical characteristics is now available on the state's Web site.
More registrants this year already than all of last year.
Standardization is key.
Doers, Dreamers and Drivers of Information Technology in Government
Last summer, Gov. Scott McCallum signed the 2001-2003 Wisconsin budget. For the first time, it included the Department of Electronic Government. On Oct. 1, 2001, Rebecca Heidepriem assumed the role of the state's first cabinet-level CIO. A 19-year veteran
The CIO of the state's Department of Justice will take over as state CIO in May.
The statewide e-procurement system is a year old and is going strong.
A city manager and two technologists will take home awards on Friday.
The U.S. Conference of Mayors is supporting federal legislation that would help federal and local law enforcement agencies share more information.