European cities pool resources to exchange successful IT strategies.
Philadelphia's CIO since 1993 has overseen the implementation of 49 new applications, the creation of a tech training center and the consolidation of six data centers.
With millions of people using online services, disputes over postings are inevitable. The Virtual Magistrate offers arbitration.
A peanut in the stomach of a murder victim and a candy wrapper in an automobile lead to an arrest.
Canadian schools, in cooperation with the government, are finding unique ways to finance connections to the Internet.
Is providing electronic access to government data an "enhanced" service for which a fee can be collected, or do fees create an information underclass and shut the door on citizens whose taxes paid to collect the information in the first place?
How do public information kiosks stack up against Internet Web sites as a method of delivering information and services to the public?
Private-sector concepts and mainframe computers are a good match for tomorrow
Will court reporters evolve from stenographers to information managers, or be replaced by new technologies?
Larry Irving, administrator of the U.S. Commerce Department's National Telecommunications and Information Administration, is leading the federal government's effort to develop the National Information Infrastructure. Irving's office coordinates the Telecommunications and Information Infrastructure Assistance Program (TIIAP) grants, which provide matching funds for online projects demonstrating uses of the NII in schools, libraries and other institutions.
Assemblyman Albert Vann, who represents a Brooklyn district in the New York Legislature, chairs the Corporations, Authorities and Commissions Committee. The standing committee has jurisdiction over telecommunications issues, which gives Vann the opportunity to push for access to the emerging information infrastructure for inner city and rural residents.
In October 1994, floodwaters ripped oil pipelines loose, spreading flaming oil down the San Jacinto river.
Congress briefly considered creating a Chief Information Officer (CIO) to coordinate information technology for the entire federal government. This summer, however, the bill changed.
State governments are moving ahead of Congress in telecom reform, and are coming up with a variety of approaches
Those who cannot afford online access or don't need it often enough to subscribe to an Internet provider often turn to public libraries.
A report from the leading edge of imaging: the 1995 AIIM Show in San Francisco.
A nationwide network that allows Motor Vehicle Departments to exchange violation and suspended license information is being tested by a few states.
Vehicle navigation devices with electronic maps and turning directions are being used in some rental cars and are being offered as an option for some new cars. The devices, which are increasingly hitting the U.S. market, could be used by public safety vehicles.
Telecommunications legislation - which will dictate how we communicate for decades to come - is under way in Congress. Who's in charge and what are the stakes for state and local governments?