Larry Singer

Contributing Writer

March 10, 2008

Web 2.0 and Social Networking Ideas for Government CIOs

Online communities can improve social services and other government programs.

October 12, 2007

The Consolidation Conundrum

Consolidating servers, rather than data centers, makes more sense when done the right way.  

September 17, 2007

The Case for Analytics

Whether it's battling the global war on terror, fighting crime or speeding up lines at the DMV, government decision-makers can benefit from better analytics.

April 28, 2003

Alone in the Enterprise

Public-sector CIOs are enterprise executives in organizations that are anything but an enterprise. A former state IT executive offers an inside look at the pitfalls and possibilities CIOs face when transforming government.

June 30, 1998

Welfare Puzzle

Is there a way to balance the competing needs of access and privacy? Should the Social Security Administration try again to make some of their information available on the Web?

March 31, 1998

States Need Federal Partner

The federal government and the states must work together -- and really mean it -- for welfare reform to work.

November 30, 1997

Altering the Outcomes

sessing welfare program effectiveness requires more than a caseload count.

September 30, 1997

Maine's Prescription For Medicaid Success

Maine's success with information technology has been a confidence builder for the state and a potential model for the country.

July 31, 1997

Child Support System Rescued

North Carolina rescues its federally mandated automated child support system from almost certain derailment.

March 31, 1997

Strategic Computing

With a little business savvy, Missouri CIO Mike Benzen consolidates Year 2000 problems at the state level.

February 28, 1997

APWA Rethinks its Role

The American Public Welfare Association reassesses its mission in light of welfare reform.

January 31, 1997

Welfare Reform -- a Network Approach

According to federal law, families who have received welfare assistance for five years are no longer eligible to receive cash benefits. How will states keep track of the data and ensure recipients do not exceed their benefits?

December 31, 1996

Notes From the Field

Notes From the Field

November 30, 1996

Strategic Computing

Strategic Computing

October 31, 1996

Welfare Reform: Vision, Plan and System

Welfare Reform: Vision, Plan and System

November 30, 1995

Strategic Computing

Strategic Computing

September 30, 1995

Divide and Conquer

Divide and Conquer

August 31, 1995

Bureaucracy vs. "Cooperacy"

Bureaucracy vs. "Cooperacy"

July 31, 1995

Public vs. Private-Sector IT Strategies

Private sector recruits to government CIO positions need to understand the pitfa lls of the public sector environment.

June 30, 1995

Recapturing Public Confidence

Despite the public's surly mood, the appropriate response from our state capitals and Washington D.C. is not to cut government, but rather to fix it.

May 31, 1995

Data, Data Everywhere

Data, Data Everywhere

April 30, 1995

Block Grants May Reshuffle Child Welfare Priorities

Block Grants May Reshuffle Child Welfare Priorities

February 28, 1995

Systems Integration Risk Reduction

Systems Integration Risk Reduction

January 31, 1995


The "Public Value" Yardstick

December 31, 1994

Evaluating Effective Change in Government

After 40 years of Democratic control, the Republicans now have a mandate to change the way government works. Change is difficult, but moving programs closer to the people may be the answer