"We track that time the same as we do the BP oil spill. They go into these different buckets and our grant department is able to run reports, and it helps them become much more efficient."
"There is a provision in the Affordable Care Act to have HHS develop health information technology enrollment standards and protocols."
The exchange of digital information flowing through human touch.
Tiles use a common polymer that reacts to temperature.
As soon as battery technology makes a leap or two, expect some absolutely wild innovation in surface transportation.
"The current approach to managing IT is too complex, too difficult to maintain and impossible to keep secure."
$300 billion a year to state and local governments depends on census data.
Twitter surgery, Second Life University, electronic contact lenses.
PlaNYC's aim is to reduce municipal government carbon emissions 30 percent by 2017 and the city's carbon emissions 30 percent by the year 2030.
Some prefer rural life, others want to live in a large metropolitan area. Some prefer plenty of open space, others want to live at the seashore or in a cosy cabin in the mountains.
Courts and the Internet, Flap Over Health Plan Criticism, Broadband Policy, Election Reporting System
"The Internet is increasingly under attack as lawmakers seek to mandate technological behaviors, impose new taxes and otherwise restrict the free flow of information and commerce online."
Residents can weigh in on matters of importance, take a survey, comment on the plan, and become a participant in the process.
Filtering still required in Internet cafes, schools and other locations that provide public computer access.
Smart grid, regenerative braking, New Jersey solar, real-time bus arrival schedules, smart appliances.
"We had to make sure that all of our systems could push and pull XML data."
"I saved the patient the inconvenience and X-Ray exposure, and saved the health care system the money for that duplicate test."
States that do not comply with the legislation risk losing 25 percent of their annual federal highway funding.
"OMB recognizes there are appropriate uses of file sharing technologies, but as with all technology it must be appropriately managed."
Investigation now focused on electrical circuits, sensors and 30-year-old electrical components.
Civil Rights to Cyber Rights: Broadband and Digital Equality in the Age of Obama which will be published August 15 by Community Technology Publications in Atlanta.
"The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the states, are reserved to the states respectively, or to the people."
"Respecting State's Rights and Concealed and Carry Reciprocity Act"
Melendez-Diaz vs Massachusetts decision may require state funds, statutory changes.
Electronic court reporting would save $100 million annually, according to the Governor's Office.
Auto insurance becomes a "metered utility."
Will boost transparency and accountability, leading to possible personnel and contracting reforms.
Secretary Steven Chu announced that 28 new wind-energy projects have been selected to receive $12.8 million in Recovery Act funds.
Businesses are encouraged to participate as a way to test business continuity plans for an emergency.
Camera locations provide a warning when a motorist is approaching one of the camera-equipped intersections.
"I believe ... we will save the lives of some young girls in Missouri this year."
"The availability of ARRA funds will help deliver more transportation choices and economic benefits to the public much more quickly than we would otherwise be able to achieve."
"Recovery.gov 2.0 will use innovative and interactive technologies to help taxpayers see where their dollars are being spent."
The disposal of unclaimed vehicles -- estimated by some reports to be as many as one quarter of those towed -- is a big source of revenue.
Includes examples of telemedicine deployment and its effects on patients and society.
Scores based on eye movement, lip curvature and wrinkles.
"Should enable states to obtain the resources necessary for enhancing their administrative capacity to meet the Recovery Act responsibilities."
Twenty percent of food stamp cases are allegedly being mishandled, among other complaints.
Voters will also be able to click on any of the candidates appearing on the ballot to watch, listen and read a statement directly from the participating candidates.
New siren signals might be confusing to residents.
XBRL is an XML-based independent, royalty-free standard which stores data and its relationships in a manner that can be read and processed by computers and software.
The United We Serve Web site will help volunteers find projects in their communities and exchange stories about projects that make a difference in their communities.
Practice "appears to have exceeded that which is acceptable to our community."
Also addressing IPv6, to allow enough IP addresses to handle the billions of objects expected to connect to the Internet.
While manufacturers must still install the Green Dam software on computer hard drives or have it available on installation CDs, consumers are not required to use it.
"The PASS ID Act takes positive steps toward addressing state legislatures' implementation challenges with the REAL ID."
"Only a Digital Britain will enable us to demonstrate the vision and dynamism that we have to shape the future."
"The Supreme Court's decision today is a victory for ensuring fair elections."
"John has helped Governor Ritter and I build a team and technological infrastructure that will prepare Colorado for the next generation."
"The world is now at the start of the 2009 influenza pandemic."
City intends to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions to 15 percent below 2005 levels and has developed a Climate Action Plan to make it happen.
"Len Pomata brings a wealth of experience to this position and has a history of developing innovative ideas and seeing them through to successful conclusions."
The first round of grants are expected to be awarded by late summer.
GHP funding joins DOE funding opportunities for biomass and other green technologies.
Seasonal flu results in about 36,000 deaths nationwide and approximately 1,000 die in Virginia from influenza and pneumonia.
"We have built out canals, bridges, electricity, telephone service, roads and highways. Now, with much history to learn from and with an array of technological resources at our disposal, we can and will do it again."
Announces solar and geothermal energy development programs.
It is "critical that state governments quickly and effectively build the necessary administrative capacities to meet their reporting and other responsibilities under the Act."
Sixteen states now allow the forced collection of DNA from those accused of crimes.
"It's not just looking back and reporting, it's about looking forward and projecting, seeing how you are doing and making adjustments."
Andrew Spano, Westchester County, New York, county executive honored.
Oversees the state's five health and human services agencies, which have combined budgets of $25 billion a year and more than 50,000 employees.
Gives illegal downloaders three warnings and then pulls the Internet plug for up to a year.
Refrigerators report when food reaches its expiration date, automobiles communicate to avoid accidents or traffic jams. Baggage routes itself within airports, and everyday objects connect, report, and interact.
A county court allowed, as evidence, GPS readings which showed the defendant drove slowly across the parking lot of a store on the evening it was burglarized.
Health cost comparisons, thermal imagers for airport, online tracking of public records requests.
All those affected by ICANN decisions should have recourse to an international tribunal.
Free iPhone application to search for Arkansas ARRA-funded projects.
"Demanding that a private-sector Internet service provider block access to Web sites is not a proper function of our state government."
Other federal agencies can now choose to sign the same agreement if it meets their needs because it resolves the legal concerns for federal agencies.
Invoking a law written before the Internet became widely accessible that pertains to common carriers -- such as the use of a telephone to call a bookie and place a bet.
A backhoe, stolen from a construction site, was tracked to the bow of a ship headed for South America.
Overall flu incidence is lower than in many past years.
"The goals were timely and accurate data, stronger internal controls, reduced costs, a standardized system of seamless data exchange, business processes and data elements. XBRL met all of those goals."
Federal agencies often "inefficient, closed to the American citizen and vulnerable to cyber-attacks."
Served as a policy advisor for the Clinton administration's White House Domestic Policy Council and Department of Education.
The blocking could expand to "thousands of sites," says official.
Joins the Chief Information Officer Branch of Canada's Treasury Board Secretariat.
45 confirmed cases at St. Francis Preparatory School in Fresh Meadows, one death in Texas.
Citizen satisfaction with local communities lags well behind satisfaction in the private sector and federal government.
"More people are using libraries nowadays than before, yet several libraries are in danger of seeing cuts in hours, services or staff."
Bridge safety, stimulus funds and financial information.
"Most of the problems we have are due to buggy code, and there's no single cause or solution to that."
"Europeans must have the right to control how their personal information is used."
"What GIS allows us to do is provide a collaborative environment to understand unintended things that we didn't first get when we looked at the map."
"A single transparent set of tests that will help give voters and governments confidence that the systems operate in a reliable fashion."
All compulsory federal legislation that requires states to comply under threat of civil or criminal penalties, or that requires states to pass legislation or lose federal funding, be prohibited or repealed.
$250,000 reward offered.
Will be responsible for the delivery of the "CUNYfirst" ERP project and will serve as senior adviser to the university CIO.
Inconsistencies in how absentee ballots were dealt with may become the subject of a legal challenge to the outcome.
Government seems to think it can profit from the poison while throwing coins at some supposed antidote.
Executive order requires the Office of Information and Technology and the Office of the State Controller to establish a continuous improvement process.
HHS, Veteran's Affairs, Microsoft and Google, and the public's reaction to databasing and sharing of personal health information.
Economic contentment is to be found in "small cities, towns and corn fields" rather than in major urban areas.
The budget rider, sponsored by Sen. Juan Hinojosa, would require any state agency that wants Vista to get approval from the State Budget Board.
Phil Mousepower encourages taxpayers to file online or with direct deposit, saving time and trouble.
Fifty innovations selected from 600 applicants.
More than 40 open solicitations for justice grants.
"By using strategic sourcing -- in other words, buying these licenses as one department -- we expect to save over $47 million per year and $283 million over the next six years."
Financial transparency sites for the Office of Governor and Department of Transportation.
Creates the Statewide Communications Interoperability Committee to coordinate and resolve statewide communication issues.
"Over time, this will make DHS a leaner, smarter agency better equipped to protect our nation."
"It is appropriate for this Legislature to reaffirm the policy prohibiting gambling that exploits such new technologies."
"We must strive in 2009 to ensure that future votes are cast after a redistricting process that is based on the best methods to ensure fair and equitable representation."
Current advisor to the governor on the Virginia Research and Technology Advisory Commission.
Texas provides all 20 public records online, New Jersey was second with 18.
UC Davis conducted a study on microstamping which concluded, in part, that while engraving would only cost from $2-$8 per firing pin, the codes engraved on the face of the firing pin "could easily be removed with household tools."
Bill also expands monitoring of inmate communications.
"Would establish a basic standard of security for soft targets of hate crimes and terrorism, such as schools, places of worship, government buildings, and hospitals." -- California Assemblyman Joel Anderson (pictured)
The requirement if enacted, would cost around $20 million to fit 10,000 voting machines with printers.
Governor Douglas will be meeting with community leaders, business owners and residents as part of his "Road to Recovery" tour.
Honoring individuals, applications, organizations and innovations within intelligent communities that are transforming life in the broadband economy for the common good.
Bowen will consider what action -- including possible withdrawal of state approval -- to take on the Premier GEMS voting system.
Takai met with vendors on the first anniversary of the Office of the CIO (OCIO) to go over the state's IT strategic plan, detail what projects are coming down the pipeline, and -- as she said -- enlist private-sector help in the process.
"With this Web site, we will keep the public informed about every dollar coming to Alabama, where it goes and how it is spent."
Alleged that Italian criminals were using Skype and other IP telephony systems to sidestep police wiretaps.
"This Web site will help them learn about important programs and track our progress."
Landline voice, landline teletype/telecommunications device for the deaf (TTY/TDD), wireless/cellular voice, and VoIP 9-1-1 require substantial system modification.
Also working to renegotiate or rebid $31.5 million in contracts for the Department of Information Technology.
Claims Florida is losing anywhere from two to four billion dollars a year because of uncollected sales taxes on Internet purchases.
"The government should not keep information confidential merely because public officials might be embarrassed by disclosure."
The forum, to be held at the Department of General Services headquarters, will focus on the recently released California IT Strategic Plan, IT Capital Plan and the Governor's IT Reorganization Plan.
"Today's news from MySpace casts doubt on parts of a recent report by a Task Force charged with finding and developing technologies to make social networks safer."
In the past, third-party software that has been downloaded and has destroyed some devices to the point where the device was not repairable and had to be replaced.
Different programs have differing definitions of allowable uncompensated care, and many of those are outside the control of state policymakers.
"Online access to public records is the next battleground for Freedom of Information advocates."
Someone broke the locks, got through the password, reprogrammed the signs and then changed the passwords.
In spite of generally positive progress, 22 of 30 positions unfilled.
"The program is not intended to replace qualified American workers."
"Consumers own their electronic medical data and should have the right to easily access their information and control who gets to see it."
Includes Web-based automated systems, increased server and mainframe capacity, rehiring retired employees.
"Let us be the generation that reshapes our economy to compete in the digital age." -- President Barack Obama
Biennial budget proposal from fiscal years 2010-11.
"HHSC continues to encourage the use of telemedicine to increase access to care in medically underserved areas of the state."
"The entire Judicial Branch accounts for only 0.2 percent of the nation's budget. For us, these are real savings."
Originally scheduled to go to trial Jan. 5.
Controversy generated around the issues of access to public information versus privacy of state employees.
Two thousand member companies form Technology Association of America.
If the Danish invoicing system was rolled out across the EU, projected annual savings would total EUR50 billion.
Stay in touch with state and local government agencies and people.
Hillary Clinton for secretary of state.
"I spent the first year building bridges and burning down walls."
"Can position for growth and improve quality of life through fiber-optics."
Award to IBM for infrastructure services, and to AT&T for managed network services.
Digital divide a key barrier to improving voter participation.
" ... Imperative that voters not be disenfranchised because of federal government red tape, misstated technical information or glitches in databases beyond the control of voters."
"I am particularly excited about all of the resources that we have for teachers."
"This will level the playing field for telecoms operators in Europe, enhance legal certainty, and broaden consumer choice."
Leaving after 28 years in IT.
Nacogdoches County's Judicial System Paper Ready Project cut the time for paperwork to go from the judge to the jail from 36 days to three days, and saved $250,000 in overflow inmate housing.
PEG viewers could not view community college courses in closed caption or hear public meetings in another language through secondary audio.
"Designing a procurement system that insures that vendors doing business with the state directly verify the employment of individuals who are legally entitled to work within Rhode Island."
Expedia, Orbitz, Priceline and Travelocity are among the companies that have failed to remit the disputed hotel/motel room taxes.
"We have massive data sitting in government computers that represent pieces of the puzzle. If you put it together we can better understand our children, and our parents and us as humans."
Taxes, intellectual property and Internet connectivity addressed.
Contributors must create an account from a ca.gov or ca.us e-mail address.
One of only 13 states projecting stable or optimistic revenue outlooks for 2009.
A more advanced kind of electronic government will be developed in the Karelia region soon.
"The free municipal Wi-Fi business model just doesn't work."
General fund budget cuts met with virtual receptionist.
State agencies will be required to prepare and submit a Five-Year IT Capital Plan by Oct. 1.
GTA is creating a Service Management Organization to oversee technology providers and ensure the quality of services.
Signatories agreed to make public-sector information available for free or at minimal charge.
"It is simplistic to assume that we can fix on a standard today, without payingattention to the risk of being locked-in tomorrow."
Blunt announced the creation of a permanent e-mail retention system requiring every e-mail to be saved forever.
"How the state can provide choice, interoperability and vendor neutrality in document creation while ensuring the resulting electronic records remain publicly accessible and under appropriate government control."
Keynotes by Wired Magazine's Chris Anderson, Google's Vint Cerf, State CIO Teri Takai; and Sun's Scott McNealy will provide multiple perspectives on the future of life in the Golden State.
"The best way to predict the future is to invent it."
Preserving the Data Explosion: Using PDF by Betsy A. Fanning.
Funny stories by young people who work in a plug or two for Ready Return, the state's simplified online tax filing service.
"One thing that I've learned in government is that there's always a good reason to do nothing. But business -- and government, too -- both increasingly recognize that going green is the best -- indeed the only -- pro-growth strategy, not just for the long term, but in the short run as well."
Revised requirements could result in significant cost increases estimated to range from $600 million to $2 billion.
"Acquisitions of third-party advertising companies by large Internet companies have raised serious and important privacy issues with respect to who is monitoring an individual's online behavior for marketing and other purposes."
Could your agency handle such an e-discovery request?
"Paper poll books inhibited flexibility in the voting process, and would be replaced by an electronic poll book; this book would be connected to the vote center with secure technology."
"An interactive service provider shall establish, maintain and enforce a policy to require information content providers to be conspicuously identified with all information provided by, at a minimum, their registered legal name.
The draft bill would exempt some lawmakers' e-mail, would add a week to agency response deadlines, and would exempt records that contain Social Security numbers and other confidential information, instead of requiring redaction of such information and then release.
Initial interviews are tentatively scheduled for mid to late March with a final candidate to be selected in April 2008.
State Senate and Assembly failed to act before a federal traffic relief grant application period expired.
"As the population ages and the percentage of voters with disabilities expands, the expectation of accommodation and assistance to participate in this basic civic exercise will grow."
The New York State Department of State, Division of Local Government Services, has a page containing resources on the subject of shared municipal services.
"Many New Yorkers call 311 after they realize they left something in the back of a cab ... and the last thing you want to do is start rifling through your phone book searching for the right agency to call. All you've got to do is call 311."
"We will establish a six-figure prize for anyone who can invent a device tailored to the NYPD that analyzes DNA right at the crime scene."
When a politician weighs in on "one side" of an issue, he or she must then ignore or discredit the logic in the competing point of view.
"Our kids are not motivated. They look for the easy way. They look for a job to buy a car and that's it. Nothing else. The opposite is true in places like South America. In those countries, education is a privilege. Education in this country, for most kids, is a punishment." -- Jaime Escalante
Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger says Takai will help rebuild essential state services.
"It's part of a geography class. We give them a project area, they do the project and give us the data back."
"To consolidate the state's splintered Information Technology systems under one roof in the Governor's Office of Information Technology."
"The EAC has now been able to bring resources to bear such as the National Institute of Standards and Technology to help develop a process that states can have confidence in."
Australasian Intelligent Speed Adaptation Initiative.
No countries from the African, Caribbean, Central American, Central Asian, South American, or Southern Asian regions scored among the top 35.
TechPresident, a Web site "covers how the 2008 presidential candidates are using the Web and ... how content generated by voters is affecting the campaign."
A person who wanders away from a facility or home can require many hours of law enforcement work, and locating someone quickly is sometimes difficult.
In order to do the mileage tax, motorists would need to install GPS monitoring equipment in their vehicles to keep tabs on how many miles they travel.
Have you ever visited, or even heard of, these Web sites: Flickr, Digg, IMDB, del.icio.us, Fark, Slashdot, Something Awful, YTMND, I-Mockery or Fazed? If not, you're neglecting the epicenter of the Internet-as-a-community phenomenon.
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"The United States has tremendous technological capabilities in such disciplines as computer science, telecommunications, and cryptology, but we've not been allowed to use that capability to full advantage."
Many winners illustrate progress in taxation and revenue, GIS and transportation, and education categories.
"We must open lines of communicationand support like never before ..." -- Gov. Tom Ridge accepting his post as Director of the Office of Homeland Security
The Center for Digital Government and the Progress & Freedom Foundation survey the 50 states to reveal who's getting the most out of technology in e-commerce and business regulation, digital democracy and management and administration.
The Center for Digital Government and The Progress & Freedom Foundation survey the 50 states to reveal who's getting the most out of technology in law enforcement/courts and social services.
Maricopa takes a methodical approach to local public safety.
Integrated criminal and juvenile justice program
Georgia is building an enterprise portal that will allow citizens to access the services they need from anywhere.
Plume tracking goes high tech, and governments will share the information.
City and county executives discuss the potential for GIS in local government.
San Carlos, Calif., has had a lot of time to make its Web site among the best.