"When we looked at our initiatives for meeting our budget gaps ... we got the departments involved so it was collaborative. The only thing that was dictated was the 33 percent reduction."
Best practices, innovations and bright ideas from the top jurisdictions in the 2010 Digital Counties survey.
Most problems occurred in planning for complex high-risk projects.
"The eligibility process supported by TIERS is not appropriately designed and/or operating effectively to enforce the respective eligibility decisions necessary to ensure clients are eligible and receive proper benefit amounts."
Less than 20 states would be in compliance with all the new requirements, according to some estimates.
Legislature has ignored citizen privacy, says member
One office blocked records with crime-scene tape.
Would require the system to allow the voter to inspect and verify the paper record before the electronic vote is recorded.
"Lack of an independent audit capability in DRE voting systems is one of the main reasons behind continued questions about voting system security and diminished public confidence in elections"
"We expect the vendor community to respond quickly, the open source community does not do that, they do not surf the net looking for RFPs"
"Departments should take an inventory of software purchases and software renewals in the Fiscal Year 2004-2005 and implement open source alternatives where feasible"
"I've tried the other way, the rational way, the way of trying to get bills passed and asking people to work together. After a while I realized that most of the good ideas we came up with just died somewhere"
Having an open wireless network is like dangling an entire switching network out the window
Takes what we already know how to do and focuses it on a community interest
"People sit in Internet cafes in Lagos and send e-mails all day. They have no money, and they can make thousands of dollars"
"People who are careerists are running a marathon. The folks coming in are running a sprint, and the orientation of those two groups is very different"
"There would be 911 for emergencies and 311 for everything else. And he looked at me and said 'It's going to be up in one year.' I didn't remember that in the script"
Stockholm Concludes Test of Traffic Control System
"The only reason to leave information on microfilm is if you want to be certain that no one ever looks at it! It's ridiculous, but clearly that's the intention here"
Payment is via a number of channels including by direct debit triggered by the recognition of an electronic tag that is loaned to drivers
The network is for first responders throughout the state -- fire, police, ambulance, etc. -- and the contract calls for 97 percent coverage within five years
Sixty million Chinese blogs predicted this year
"The law presumes that Legislative documents are not subject to Freedom of Information Laws, specifically listing only those documents that are public information"
"In the world of the Internet when databases are accessed 24/7, there is every reason to be more efficient and more technology-driven"
Secretary of state calls for special session to appropriate $6 million necessary to implement law
While Indian casino revenues increase 75 percent, Internet gambling increases 487 percent
The executive director of IT, which is now classified as a department head, should be reclassified as CIO and given commensurate authority
"The grid can help alleviate human misery. Questions they have can be answered, information can be found. Information can be delivered to them faster than when they seek it in the physical space"
"Where are you going to look for people? Resources will begin coming in from all over the world -- food, shelter, logistics, where will it be distributed, what are the priorities?"
Goes now to California Assembly
The county's Department of Public Safety will soon have an accredited Digital Evidence Investigations Unit, and the county's Criminal Justice Data Warehouse -- containing over one million records -- is shared by 14 law enforcement agencies
Hubbard was the focal point for integrating new technology and eventual human exploration goals into the Mars Program
"I could give you a brick for a wireless device, and you'd have no security issues at all"
But self-service self-reliant customers for the private sector can be bad news for government. "Companies have reduced headcount, cut overhead, merged, and offloaded benefits"
"Stand up! Raise your hands!" Coach Carter puts the GTC audience through its paces during Wednesday morning's keynote
Only a handful of people know how to deal with the old systems and they are nearing retirement
"In St. Petersburg, Russia, I ran out of money. I went to the ATM and got money and the account record from my bank in Elroy, Wisconsin. But if you had a stroke here and were taken to the hospital, it would probably take days to find out your name, your allergies, illnesses and other medical information"
Winning projects chosen from among 1,155 entrants
Education has not been a priority for girls in India, but interested organizations and people have focused on teaching girls information technology as a route to a more productive future
"And he starts telling me how people are paying for parking and their property taxes with their cell phones -- in Estonia!"
Political campaigns adopting consumer marketing tactics
"Since we are the Technology Services Board, I think it's entirely appropriate that we use some of the newer technology that provides both efficiencies and effectiveness"
''If Jane Jacobs had the tools and technology back when she was fighting Robert Moses' plans to bulldoze Lower Manhattan, I bet 'The Death and Life of Great American Cities' would have been a blog"
"creates conditions of imminent peril to those living near the levees, to the environment, businesses, and the critical life support systems, such as drinking water"
"We are putting more money into programs like drug enforcement, GPS monitoring, gang task forces, sex offender enforcement teams and much, much more"
"It has become abundantly clear to me that city retention policies may not be known to all and that our own systems may not be providing critical safety nets to prevent the elimination of e-mails"
"Access points cost under 100 euros each and the networks already exist"
"You can talk about what's wrong with the world, or you can help fix it"
IT professionals, agency CIOs to be queried
Telecommunications principles signed by 150 California cities
Winners will receive their awards in Stockholm City Hall at a ceremony on May 11
"A home-grown encryption standard for wireless local area network equipment"
"If the bill passes unamended you could be forced to go to a registration centre to be fingerprinted to get any official document the Home Secretary chooses"
"We completed a strategic sourcing integration plan in January. That's the best way to transition from strategic sourcing as a project to strategic sourcing as another set of tools in the tool box for conducting procurements in general"
Enables people to rendezvous, connect or collaborate through computer-mediated communication and to form online communities
The foundation for building strong relationships, said McDonald, starts with boring and simple stuff. "Do what you say you are going to do, bring it in on cost, or raise your hand early"
Service oriented architecture, IT authentication, business reference model, IT classification reform, strategic sourcing and consolidation
"Keep a positive attitude. That is contagious. If you are talking about how miserable things are, that will catch on too. A smile on your face during tough times helps the people around you"
"We're in the middle of an intense discussion over whether voting systems that rely on proprietary software, such as Diebold, should be certified or re-certified for use here in California for the 2006 elections"
One student -- assigned 20,000 pushups as discipline -- got 100 students to do them for him with Carter's approval. "I wanted to build great leaders," he explained, and that student went out and built a team
Project management, security and more are topics of the day
Access "not adequately restricted"
Thirty-eight of the state's 39 counties had been tallied, and the state waited, electrified, for the final county's results. The reason? The candidates were only eight votes apart
Georgia is ninth in population, with a budget that exceeds $17 billion, so even a few percent gain is significant
"The person who owns the data, needs to take responsibility to make sure it is secure. Each individual has some responsibility"
"Everything is a priority" a bad recipe for public-sector IT effectiveness, says Gartner research director
An upper-level executive has a "vision" and the project manager has no idea what is needed except there is a December 15 deadline
Most young people have the expectation that computers can talk to one another
We discovered first hand the limits of wonderful technology. There were thousands of errors. Some people received no check at all. Some people received too little, and three very happy elderly gentlemen received $6,000 each
"What if we had him nominated for vice president? That would get him out of the state, and we'll never hear of him again"
"One hundred percent security will never be obtainable. If you think you're safe, you're not secure. 9/11 taught us not to say things won't occur. Vigilance has to be there. Cars are becoming safer every day but you still need to buckle your seat belt"
City's first enterprise application goes live with phase one
Our panel of local government experts discusses Internet taxes, welfare and telecommunications reform, devolution and community standards.
Our panel of experts discusses outsourcing and privatization in an era of government golf courses, private jails, and blurred distinctions between public- and private-sector enterprises.
Will strong encryption prevent legal wiretaps? Should sex offender data be available to the public over the Internet? Our panel of experts takes up technology and public safety.
A governor, a U.S. senator, a teacher, publisher, student, and a former official of the U.S. Department of Education look at the state of public education in 1997.
Is the single-occupant vehicle doomed? Will tollbooths soon appear on our interstate highways? And what can state and local governments do to prepare?
A father, investigating his daughter's murder, uncovers blunders by law enforcement, courts and corrections agencies brought about by failure to share criminal justice information.
The Battle of Britain: A Reengineering Success
There is no security on this earth; there is only opportunity." - Douglas MacArthur
"A single conversation across the table with a wise man is better than 10 years' mere study of books. - Longfellow, 1939
"I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it." - Voltaire
Worried about electronic surveillance? You share a concern with 19th century citizens who revolted when their government proposed painting numbers on their houses. Think literacy is the mark of a good education? You may be in for a surprise! James Burke - who will keynote GTC `95 Feb 15th - links future and past in an exclusive interview.