Shane Peterson, News Editor


November 25, 2002

West Virginia County Lands Network Operations Center

Fifty jobs will be brought to the county.

November 22, 2002

STATEments

Mapping government IT

November 22, 2002

GT Spectrum

Reports from the IT Horizon

November 21, 2002

An Inclusive Internet

States discover there's more than one way to improve Web site accessibility.

October 31, 2002

Beyond Wires

Local governments use wireless Internet zones to help connect constituents when the private sector won't.

October 31, 2002

STATEments

Mapping government IT

October 31, 2002

GT Spectrum

GT Spectrum

October 31, 2002

Waiting for Direction

A congressional mandate for centralized, uniform voter-registration systems may create more questions for states.

October 29, 2002

Houston City Council Meets Again on SimHouston

UPDATE: Special meeting called off due to lack of quorum.

October 16, 2002

SimHouston Still Alive

A special City Council meeting to examine the SimHouston contract didn't happen, but the actions of the company behind SimHouston is raising eyebrows.

October 11, 2002

Playing the Name Game With the New .US Domain

State and local governments need to get their .us domain name by the end of January, or somebody else might.

October 10, 2002

Embattled SimHouston Project Moves Forward, For Now

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.

September 24, 2002

Majority of Kentucky's City and County Governments Have No Web Site

A connectkentucky survey finds that local governments, if they do have a Web site, don't offer electronic-government services.

September 24, 2002

End of the Line

How politics, scandal and bureaucracy combined to derail California's central IT organization.

September 5, 2002

GT STATEments

Mapping government IT

September 5, 2002

GT Spectrum

Reports from the IT Horizon

September 5, 2002

Cable Heist

Local governments want their cable revenue back after the FCC's reclassification of cable modems has them seeing red -- red ink, that is.

August 12, 2002

Arkansas Rolling Out JailNet

The integrated criminal justice database provides new information on inmates in jails in 65 counties.

August 8, 2002

Wireless Uniform

Besides getting to look cool, kids discover that strapping on a wearable computer helps them learn.

August 8, 2002

STATEments

Mapping Government IT

August 8, 2002

GT Spectrum

Reports from the IT horizon.

July 15, 2002

Illinois City to Launch Wireless Metropolitan Area Network

The network will connect city buildings, schools and other municipal buildings.

July 3, 2002

Governments' Payrolls Go Up

The number of state and local government workers increased two percent in 2001.

July 3, 2002

Weathering the Storm

CIOs are appointed, not elected. Would changing that fact protect them from getting caught up in political storms?

July 3, 2002

Politics As Usual

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.

July 1, 2002

Weathering the Storm

CIO's are appointed, not elected. Would changing that fact protect them from getting caught up in political storms?

July 1, 2002

STATEments

Mapping Government IT

July 1, 2002

GT Spectrum

Reports from the IT horizon.

June 28, 2002

California's DOIT Closes Up Shop

Recommendations to Gov. Davis on the future of IT oversight in the state are scheduled to be delivered on July 1.

June 18, 2002

Washington Breaks Ground on Digital Archives Building

The state is creating a brick-and-mortar repository for electronic records.

June 3, 2002

STATEments

Mapping Government IT

June 3, 2002

GT Spectrum

Reports from the IT horizon.

May 24, 2002

Rural Counties Get on the Web

The National Association of Counties is helping small counties develop a Web presence.

May 23, 2002

GIS Wins the West

The National Association of Counties' Western Interstate Region Conference features the role of GIS in land use.

May 15, 2002

Internet Helps Washington's Doctors and Dentists With HIPAA

Health-care providers get some help with HIPAA questions.

May 6, 2002

Busting Bootleggers

Florida's Alachua County is $1 million richer thanks to aggressive efforts to target "bootleg" cellular sites.

May 2, 2002

Minnesota Department of Vehicle Services Adapts Legacy Systems

Recycling mainframe business logic for new applications makes sense, saves money.

May 1, 2002

Local Fusion?

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?

May 1, 2002

STATEments

Mapping Government IT

May 1, 2002

GT Spectrum

Reports from the IT horizon.

May 1, 2002

Response Mode

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.

May 1, 2002

The Homeland Security Money Trail

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.

May 1, 2002

Houston Lifts Off

Houston Lifts Off

May 1, 2002

The Broadband Imperative

Analysts say government has to take the lead in broadband deployment.

April 18, 2002

Audit Slams California's Oracle Contract

A six-year enterprise licensing agreement signed last year is drawing fire.

April 17, 2002

High-Tech Incubator Going Strong

Growing high-tech businesses is working well for Howard County.

April 17, 2002

Florida Counties Offer Services Through a Single Web Site

Counties get together to coordinate Web services.

April 16, 2002

The Show Must Go On

Business continuity planning is helping agencies sustain mission-critical applications in the face of disaster.

April 16, 2002

Tug of War

Technology is helping some towns keep their residents.

April 16, 2002

Pinpointing Opportunity

GIS is helping employers and employees find each other in sprawling Los Angeles County.

April 16, 2002

Reaching for the Pie

Louisiana thought long and hard before taking a cluster-based approach to stimulating its economy.

October 1, 2001

Un-Retiring Reno

Janet Reno reveals her thoughts on the fight against Internet crime and the need for law enforcement to just work it out.

October 1, 2001

Spectrum

Spectrum

October 1, 2001

Attack of the Server Snatchers

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.

October 1, 2001

Stepping Out

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?

August 31, 2001

Slaying the Six-Headed Hydra

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.

August 31, 2001

Securing Thin Air

As governments go wireless, they must pay close attention to a host of security-related issues.

August 31, 2001

GT Spectrum

GT Spectrum

August 10, 2001

Crayon to Computer Conversion

Citizens of Fairfax County, Va., use GIS to ease the reapportioning process.

August 2, 2001

Fifth Place Aint Good Enough

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.

July 31, 2001

GT Spectrum

Reports from the IT horizon.

July 18, 2001

GT Spectrum

Reports from the IT horizon

July 17, 2001

Locke on the Future

Gov. Gary Locke reveals his states blueprint for technology leadership.

July 17, 2001

New Fights, Old Rights

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?

June 12, 2001

GT Spectrum

Reports from the IT horizon.

June 7, 2001

OS Options

As computing evolves, will the desktop OS become obsolete?

May 6, 2001

The National Technology Snapshot

A roundup of information technology news and events from each of the 50 states.

May 6, 2001

Peer to Peer Goes Public

The technology behind Napster is penetrating the corporate world. Is there a place for peer-to-peer computing in the public sector?

May 6, 2001

Privacys Bully Pulpit

The FTCs Orson Swindle takes a stand for industry self-regulation, federal privacy rules and the free flow of information.

March 30, 2001

GT Spectrum

GT Spectrum

March 29, 2001

A PC In Every Pot

Riverside, Calif., is helping low-income families buy PCs for next to nothing.

March 3, 2001

Spectrum

Reports from the IT horizon

March 3, 2001

Point of View

Youre Only As Good As Your Last Gig

March 3, 2001

Modern Day Deputizing

Wayne County, Mich., turns to the private sector for help in fighting Internet crime.

February 10, 2001

One Fell Swoop

Chicago takes the concept of a public/private partnership to a new level with CivicNet

January 15, 2001

January Spectrum

January Spectrum

January 15, 2001

KING OF MAINE

Gov. Angus King talks about technology and the role of the state in the New Economy.

December 12, 2000

This Space for Rent

So far, only a few jurisdictions have accepted advertisements on their Web sites, but more will follow. Is the risk worth the reward?

November 8, 2000

Study: E-Gov Still in Early Stages

Researchers found that greater uniformity and standards are required to improve the efficiency of e-government.

November 6, 2000

Equal Opportunity Access

North Carolina guaranteed Internet access to everybody by 2003. Audacious? Yes.

October 30, 2000

Leader in the West

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.

September 26, 2000

Washington Closes Road to Drivers-Info Abuses

The state -- and Government Technology -- catch private firms giving out very private information.