Jessica Jones

Managing Editor


March 15, 2009

California Students Being Trained in Disaster Response, Equipped With Supplies Needed to Act

Berkeley students learn to mitigate earthquake damage

February 29, 2008

Rob McKenna, Attorney General, Washington state

Rob McKenna, Attorney General, Washington state

October 2, 2007

Cerf on the Net

Predictions for the future from one of the fathers of the Internet.

January 29, 2007

Big Picture

Big Picture

July 31, 2006

Two Cents: Dueling Gateways

The Gateway M685-E dual-core laptop works well as a desktop unit, but for traveling, the Gateway M255-E is the right choice.

July 6, 2006

Two Cents: Diminishing Returns

Toshiba Port

July 6, 2006

GT Spectrum

Reports from the IT horizon.

May 2, 2006

Two Cents: Massive Display

The Gateway FPD2185W widescreen flat-panel display gives lots of bang for the buck.

May 2, 2006

GT Spectrum

Reports from the IT horizon.

February 3, 2006

GT Spectrum

reports from the IT horizon.

December 8, 2005

Beating an Epidemic

By tracking New York City residents with diabetes, the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene hopes to combat the disease.

November 4, 2005

Two Cents: Leading the Way

The Pharos EZ Road Pocket GPS Navigator is accurate, but not quick enough.

November 4, 2005

GT Spectrum

Reports from the IT horizon.

July 28, 2005

Two Cents: Making a Connection

Incorporating the BlackBerry 7100g into my life helped in some ways, but lacked in others.

July 21, 2005

Nurturing Nurses

The Kansas State Board of Nursing licenses and renews more than 2,000 nurses each month. The process now takes less than a minute, saving time and improving efficiency.

June 15, 2005

Wireless Island

Manteo, N.C.'s ThinkPad Learning Project equipped middle- and high-school students with notebooks preloaded with educational software, and gave students' families free wireless Internet access.

May 26, 2005

GT Spectrum

Reports from the IT horizon.

April 27, 2005

Two Cents: Limited Access

This hard drive has my fingerprints all over it.

April 27, 2005

GT Spectrum

Reports from the IT horizon.

March 28, 2005

GT Spectrum

Reports from the IT horizon.

March 4, 2005

Westchester County, N.Y., CIO Norman Jacknis, One of Government Technology's 25 'Doers Dreamers and Drivers'

'We've had everything from setting up a bio-terrorism analysis network where we collect and integrate data from all the emergency rooms around the county, to actually writing our own software for managing emergencies, for handling mass care situations'

March 4, 2005

South Dakota CIO Otto Doll, One of Government Technology's 25 'Doers Dreamers and Drivers'

'Being small, being spread out, very often we need the support, we need the resources of neighboring communities. So it was very important for us to establish something that was ubiquitous across the whole state.'

March 2, 2005

Jim Long

Director of Information Technology, Washington State Ferries system

March 2, 2005

GT Spectrum

Reports from the IT horizon.

March 2, 2005

Fighting Diabetes

A new portal, the Diabetes Information Resource Center, is designed to unite organizations fighting the disease.

February 8, 2005

Power Up

Constant connection to the Internet is available through the common electrical outlet, but only if you're lucky enough to be in one of a few testing areas.

January 20, 2005

Wireless Crossing

The Washington State Ferries system is testing a way to provide wireless Internet access from the dock to the ship and over the water.

January 5, 2005

GT Spectrum

Reports from the IT horizon

December 3, 2004

GT Spectrum

Reports from the IT horizon.

December 3, 2004

Custom-Built

Montgomery County, Ohio's Office of Family and Children First enables courts, law enforcement agencies and social service providers to collaborate securely.

December 2, 2004

Digging Deeper

Six New Hampshire school districts hope a universal database to track student performance will improve education.

November 18, 2004

Radio Frequency Craze

RFID technology gets put to many uses here and abroad.

November 10, 2004

Radio Frequency Craze

RFID technology gets put to many uses here and abroad.

November 1, 2004

Two Cents: Nextel's Motorola i730 With TeleNav

GPS navigation in the palm of my hand was nifty in theory, but in reality, something's amiss.

November 1, 2004

GT Spectrum

Reports from the IT horizon.

September 2, 2004

Two Cents

Two of our editors tried different editions of palmOne's famous handhelds -- here's what they thought.

September 2, 2004

GT Spectrum

Reports from the IT horizon.

September 2, 2004

Let's Chat

Secure instant messaging programs make their way into the public sector.

August 3, 2004

GT Spectrum

Reports from the IT horizon.

June 3, 2004

Chipped Beef

The USDA wants the beef industry to create a system that tracks the nation's cows, but implementation is at a standstill.

May 11, 2004

Lawrence Bates

Director of Information Technology, Manassas, Va.

May 11, 2004

Two Cents

Fujitsu Stylistic ST5000

April 9, 2004

Book Smart

GIS gives libraries new insight into patron usage, and collection and circulation information.

March 2, 2004

Dust in the Wind

Dust in the Wind

December 4, 2003

Home Sweet Home

Abandoned properties are getting cleaned up and occupied thanks to organizations like the National Vacant Properties Campaign.

October 31, 2003

Neighborhood Watch

Citizens, volunteers and neighborhood groups join a program to identify and correct problems in neighborhoods and city areas.

June 27, 2003

Rapid Response

Simulator technology enhances law enforcement training in both the classroom and the firing range.

September 27, 2002

Wisconsin Pilots Information-Linking Systems

A state initiative pilots a program in Model County, Wis., which is the first step in linking vertical systems at the local level.