April 03, 2009 - Researchers from the Regenstrief Institute, Inc. in collaboration with the Marion County Health Department (Indianapolis, Ind), have developed and tested a technology that allows public health officials to abandon a traditional, inefficient paper approach to alerting the medical community about public health crises.
March 05, 2009 - Vivek Kundra, chief technology officer of the District of Columbia, spoke with Digital Communities editor Blake Harris about his management approach, IT governance innovations, cost-cutting measures and the pace of innovation. Today, President Barack Obama named Kundra the "federal CIO."
February 06, 2009 - In a changing landscape of new media on the web, do local governments need to address how their staff conduct themselves on many popular sites as the New York Times recently has done?
December 16, 2008 - Kansas State University engineers are developing an energy-harvesting radio that could transmit important data -- like stress measurements on a bridge, for instance -- without needing a change of batteries, ever.
October 15, 2008 - Is Web 2.0 simply another hype storm created by technocrats and marketers in an attempt to generate new demand for products? Or do these technologies offer a real answer to some of the traditional shortcomings of citizen government interaction?