Senior Executive Editor, Center For Digital Government
John McDonald Appointed Virginia's Deputy Secretary of Technology
March 18, 2009 - Current advisor to the governor on the Virginia Research and Technology Advisory Commission.
Texas, New Jersey Web Sites Most Transparent in Sunshine Week Survey
March 16, 2009 - Texas provides all 20 public records online, New Jersey was second with 18.
Firearms Industry Opposes Connecticut Microstamping Legislation
March 16, 2009 - 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 Would Allow Internet Access to Nevada Inmates
March 16, 2009 - Bill also expands monitoring of inmate communications.
Connecticut Considers Firearm Microstamping Legislation
March 13, 2009 - Critics call it "flawed and easily defeated" technology.
California Bill Would Require Internet Map Blurring
March 12, 2009 - "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)
March 11, 2009 - Grants.gov subject to a "significant risk of failure."
New Jersey Delays Voting Machine Paper-Record Requirement
March 09, 2009 - The requirement if enacted, would cost around $20 million to fit 10,000 voting machines with printers.
Telecommunications, Health IT and Transportation Targets for Vermont Stimulus Funds
March 06, 2009 - Governor Douglas will be meeting with community leaders, business owners and residents as part of his "Road to Recovery" tour.
Andrew Spano of Westchester County, N.Y., Wins International Award
March 04, 2009 - Honoring individuals, applications, organizations and innovations within intelligent communities that are transforming life in the broadband economy for the common good.
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