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Fifty jobs will be brought to the county.
Mapping government IT
Reports from the IT Horizon
States discover there's more than one way to improve Web site accessibility.
Local governments use wireless Internet zones to help connect constituents when the private sector won't.
A congressional mandate for centralized, uniform voter-registration systems may create more questions for states.
UPDATE: Special meeting called off due to lack of quorum.
A special City Council meeting to examine the SimHouston contract didn't happen, but the actions of the company behind SimHouston is raising eyebrows.
State and local governments need to get their .us domain name by the end of January, or somebody else might.
A special meeting has been called next week, at which Houston's City Council will discuss what course of action to take on the SimHouston contract.
A connectkentucky survey finds that local governments, if they do have a Web site, don't offer electronic-government services.
How politics, scandal and bureaucracy combined to derail California's central IT organization.
Local governments want their cable revenue back after the FCC's reclassification of cable modems has them seeing red -- red ink, that is.
The integrated criminal justice database provides new information on inmates in jails in 65 counties.
Besides getting to look cool, kids discover that strapping on a wearable computer helps them learn.
Mapping Government IT
Reports from the IT horizon.
The network will connect city buildings, schools and other municipal buildings.
The number of state and local government workers increased two percent in 2001.
CIOs are appointed, not elected. Would changing that fact protect them from getting caught up in political storms?
This year's November elections promise to put many new faces into state legislatures and governor's offices, and the changing political landscape is creating challenges for state CIOs.
CIO's are appointed, not elected. Would changing that fact protect them from getting caught up in political storms?
Recommendations to Gov. Davis on the future of IT oversight in the state are scheduled to be delivered on July 1.
The state is creating a brick-and-mortar repository for electronic records.
The National Association of Counties is helping small counties develop a Web presence.
The National Association of Counties' Western Interstate Region Conference features the role of GIS in land use.
Health-care providers get some help with HIPAA questions.
Florida's Alachua County is $1 million richer thanks to aggressive efforts to target "bootleg" cellular sites.
Recycling mainframe business logic for new applications makes sense, saves money.
It's no surprise that local government is the face of government to the average person. As America's political and governmental environment continues to evolve, how will local government change?
Brent Woodworth is a worldwide segment manager of IBM's Crisis Response Team. He's coped with earthquakes, floods and a host of other disasters. One thing he's learned is that it pays to be prepared.
Local governments are first in line to respond to any emergency situation, but they often find themselves last in line when it comes to funding emergency preparedness.
Houston Lifts Off
Analysts say government has to take the lead in broadband deployment.
A six-year enterprise licensing agreement signed last year is drawing fire.
Growing high-tech businesses is working well for Howard County.
Counties get together to coordinate Web services.
Business continuity planning is helping agencies sustain mission-critical applications in the face of disaster.
Technology is helping some towns keep their residents.
GIS is helping employers and employees find each other in sprawling Los Angeles County.
Louisiana thought long and hard before taking a cluster-based approach to stimulating its economy.
Janet Reno reveals her thoughts on the fight against Internet crime and the need for law enforcement to just work it out.
In June, the cracker group World of Hell hit five state government Web sites and one city government site. Government Technology asked them why, and found out its not about the information.
Mark Forman has been handed the job of creating electronic government at the federal level, and the man who will be watching him is the President of the United States. Pressure? What pressure?
Looking at $15 million to rebuild its five separate data networks and $25 million to upgrade its archaic voice network, Dallas is embracing voice over IP and singing the praises of convergence.
As governments go wireless, they must pay close attention to a host of security-related issues.
Citizens of Fairfax County, Va., use GIS to ease the reapportioning process.
Florida isnt satisfied with its fifth-place rank in high-tech employment across the nation and launched an aggressive marketing campaign in June to attract more high-tech jobs.
Reports from the IT horizon
Gov. Gary Locke reveals his states blueprint for technology leadership.
As the number of sites lampooning teachers and schools grows, students find not everybody has a sense of humor. How far will schools go to stop students from expressing their views?
As computing evolves, will the desktop OS become obsolete?
A roundup of information technology news and events from each of the 50 states.
The technology behind Napster is penetrating the corporate world. Is there a place for peer-to-peer computing in the public sector?
The FTCs Orson Swindle takes a stand for industry self-regulation, federal privacy rules and the free flow of information.
Riverside, Calif., is helping low-income families buy PCs for next to nothing.
Youre Only As Good As Your Last Gig
Wayne County, Mich., turns to the private sector for help in fighting Internet crime.
Chicago takes the concept of a public/private partnership to a new level with CivicNet
Gov. Angus King talks about technology and the role of the state in the New Economy.
So far, only a few jurisdictions have accepted advertisements on their Web sites, but more will follow. Is the risk worth the reward?
Researchers found that greater uniformity and standards are required to improve the efficiency of e-government.
North Carolina guaranteed Internet access to everybody by 2003. Audacious? Yes.
As Idahos Gov. Dirk Kempthorne works to make his state stronger, he is eager to take on his role as the new leader of the Western Governors Association.
The state -- and Government Technology -- catch private firms giving out very private information.