The federal government wants to create a single network for emergency communications, and it’s up to states to decide whether they want to join.
Equity fund pumps $40 million into California-based civic technology provider.
AT&T‘s Global Network Operations Center tracks daily movement of nearly 30 petabytes of data.
NASCIO's 2011 Annual Conference in Denver focuses on moving government forward.
State budget priorities and improving government processes are among challenges Rhodes is facing.
Recession makes counties take innovative steps.
State will likely break massive consolidation services deal into multiple parts.
Sacramento, Calif., utility plans smart meters to let consumers track energy use; improved use of renewable energy.
Texas Department of Information Resources weighs options for moving forward if IBM outsourcing deal fails.
Desktop virtualization and online licensing among other Arizona CIO's priorities.
CIO Karen Robinson gives IBM 30 days to fix problems with $863 million data center deal
Doug Young also covers contract issues and the impact of health-care reform on IT.
Using technology to make government work smarter and more efficiently.
Manor, Texas, benefits from Miellennial innovation.
New administrations in November could be seeking IT advice.
State CIOs share strategies for keeping projects intact under possible new administrations.
Government Technology's 2010 Doers, Dreamers and Drivers.
San Francisco CIO Chris Vein sees shift toward new Web channels for service delivery.
Libraries add video games, multimedia to stay relevant to tech-savvy residents.
Nebraska also encourages citizen input with Facebook, Twitter.
Data location, access and security are crucial to cloud computing contracts.
State IT department seeks input on potential public-private partnership to build energy-efficient computing center.
State and local governments follow federal foray into cloud computing.
Proposed California facility is part of new five-year information security strategy.
Aneesh Chopra says state CIOs should play key role in president's innovation agenda.
Governor calls $1.6 billion plan flawed; IBM says modernization was working.
Vendor failed to plan appropriately, had poor grasp of agency needs, report claims.
New guidelines spell out what's appropriate for user-generated content from government.
Washington, D.C., taps citizens for government applications using 311 call center database.
New cloud offering is designed for public sector, Google says, but state and local agencies still may need to adapt.
Tech-based economic development initiative lures IBM, GE and others to Michigan.
State readies a request for information for green computer center that will offer managed services to public agencies and drive job creation.
HHS-Connect attempts to integrate Health and Human Services to produce better outcomes.
Federal CIO wants public feedback for improved IT project management.
CISO Mark Weatherford prepares strategic security plan for California.
Hosted e-mail and Web applications could soon be available from Utah state technology agency.
D.C. government finds the cloud is source for low-cost collaboration and application development.
Data dictionary describes ARRA spending information that must be reported by state and local governments.
Seven-year TexasOnline deal is expected to produce $183 million in revenue for state.
Harris County plans infrastructure and records/document management projects with federal stimulus grant money.
Federal CIO says federal funding rules are under review.
Chicago Academy of Advanced Technology is designed to fill gaps in technology work force.
Leader of President Obama's open-government initiative says performance measures are crucial.
Statewide consolidation plan has reduced costs by $11 million over past two years, accounting firm finds.
Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger terminates unfilled vendor contracts in response to state budget crisis.
Looming stimulus reporting deadline focuses attention on need for rules and data standards.
Office of Management and Budget must still issue guidelines on tracking stimulus spending.
California CIO's Office releases project management rules and launches new transparency effort.
HP slashed servers and software applications. The experience holds lessons for California.
Administration will promote cloud computing and take a critical look at existing technology investments.
OMB to clarify stimulus transparency requirements and reimbursement for tracking expenses.
USA.gov transitions to cloud computing platform this weekend, expects to slash infrastructure costs.
Economic stimulus plan will boost technology deployments in city and county governments -- but CIOs must know the rules.
Obama's choice of Chopra underscores the president's drive for technological innovation.
IT director for Texas county led effort to build shared communication network.
Cloud applications from Microsoft include public-records tracking, case management, and licensing and permitting.
Economic stimulus task force in California seeks to maximize funding and sort out monitoring and transparency details.
Daniel Chan, CIO of the New York State Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance, discusses myBenefits social services Web portal.
Collin County's Caren Skipworth named top Texas CIO.
Ken Theis: Michigan CIO Fights Tight Budget With Shared Services
Clean energy, health IT and power grid management have great promise, but big price tags.
Recovery.gov could spark new relationships between state, local and federal government.
Federal help possible as states struggle to fix budgets.
Colorado CIO Mike Locatis urges new funding approach.
Make vendors responsible for vulnerable software, says Alan Paller, director of research for the SANS Institute.
Skipworth led development of shared network that saved Collin County more than $1 million.
State and local cooperation is crucial in economic downturn, Theis says.
Chicago Office of Emergency Management and Communications demonstrates its EOC on wheels.
GPS sensors help save elephants.
CIOs grapple with work force turnover, budget prioritization and collaborative applications.
Shifting funding priorities and focus on green technology investments could be some of the changes.
Large public works projects and federal backing for state and local bonds could be among new president's early priorities.
Four-day workweek helps attract new workers.
State's four-day work week demonstrates e-government's growth.
Millennial desires will challenge traditional government work rules.
Low-cost virtual recruiting effort delivers ROI, state CIO says.
With more than 800 state government services online, Utah could close offices statewide without inconveniencing citizens.
Anand Dubey says good information leads to good IT investment and management.
But Melodie Mayberry-Stewart expresses optimism that troubles can be fixed.
Electronic filing for property statements and RFID tracking of election ballots draw attention.
New technologies help California Employment Development Department take on new responsibilities.
California secretary of state proves the value of a tech-savvy political leader.
Kundra uses stock market model to determine viability of IT projects.
Four Questions for Pete Collins, CIO of Austin, Texas
State will rebid contracts for statewide network and TexasOnline Web portal.
Procurement officials try to gauge whether state's contracting terms and conditions inflate prices and cut competition.
Texas Gov. Rick Perry urges CIOs to Innovate.
GT reader survey exposes strengths and weaknesses of information security.
"You'll grasp the importance of technology before anyone else in your agency. You're the agents of change, and change is hard."
Mayberry-Stewart says innovation and information sharing are key challenges.
Former Homeland Security Director Tom Ridge talks about holding one of the most demanding jobs in government.
"Ten years from now, 80 percent of users in this room will be running software with an outside service provider."
Doers, dreamers and drivers of 2007
"To be five and half years after 9/11 and be no further toward a national, broadband, interoperable communication system in my judgment is inexcusable."
A look back at the issues and events that drove government IT in 2006.
2006 Digital States Survey reveals growing e-government maturity.
"Our plan is to unwire L.A., all public facilities within the next three years, and the entire city within five years"
Consolidation and other cost-cutting moves continued throughout 2005, but technology also returned to the political stage as a potentially transformative force. Here's our look back at the events that shaped 2005.
Gov. Jennifer Granholm and CIO Teresa Takai view technology as key to revitalizing Michigan's economy.
'I started this adventure with the naïve goal of getting 50 states and 3,300 counties and 10,000 cities to work together. Luckily I had no idea of what I was getting into'
'We take every dollar we can, and we pinch it and use it like it was ours'
''Because all of our IT is focused in a single area, the governor doesn't have to think, 'If I want to accomplish this, which IT program in which agency do I need to make that happen?'''
'The data center had the capacity to serve as a magnet to induce collaboration -- that's what inspired us on the ASP model.'
'Knowledge of technology is fundamental; it's a prerequisite to good management.'
From budget angst, CIO turnover and offshore outsourcing to technology's continued advance to sci-fi heights, 2004 gave us a little bit of everything. Here's Government Technology's revisit of the year gone by.
CIOs, city managers, legislators and one long-dead president struggle to answer the question: 'what makes an effective leader?'
Angelo Kyle NACo president and NACo CTO Bert Jarreau discuss county technology issues with Government Technology
NACo's CTO and new president talk technology, homeland security and collaboration.
Evolving Internet drops complex issues into the laps of CIOs.
The Center for Digital Government's second annual meeting on public leadership yielded more than its share of provocative ideas.
Project centralized Michigan's e-government operations
Aldona Valicenti takes top honor at national conference.
NACo President Karen Miller says technology plays a vital role in the health of small communities.
The U.S. Department of the Treasury is automating and enhancing training initiatives delivered to nearly 10,000 financial management professionals employed by the federal government.
Employees at the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) now have access to more than 1,500 e-learning course and e-books through the bureau's learn.atf Web site.
The U.S. National Guard is working with the University of Nebraska to develop e-learning courses through an initiative known as Project Alert.
Insurance agents in New Jersey now can fulfill continuing education (CE) requirements via online classes.
Blended learning programs that combine e-learning, online instruction, texts and live classroom training can significantly boost employee productivity, according to a new study.
Connecticut implemented an e-learning solution to deliver HIPAA general privacy training to as many as 6,000 employees.
Technology-based economic-development effort delivers results, Illinois says.
University is installing a campus-wide wireless network to handle voice, data and messaging
A new mobile system will make communication easier for emergency personnel.
Web-based parking terminals help the Toronto Parking Authority become more efficient and increase revenue.
The city can forward service requests to workers in the field and track the progression of each request.
Development and permitting agencies will be better able to track all stages of the process.
Wireless companies were worried the spectrum would be unavailable to them for years, or too expensive to obtain.
IBM and Hughes to provide satellite Internet connectivity to rural towns.
Shared communications infrastructure supports 51 agencies.
Mobile technology replaces pencils and paper at field warehouses.
Wireless system to offer data networking and helicopter video downlink capabilities.
Crew of USS Howard accesses network resources anywhere on ship.
City sees mobile technology as key to better productivity and service.
Officers will use hand-held devices to print tickets in seconds.
Firefighters use handheld computers and GIS to minimize environmental destruction and lessen the loss of lives and property.
Vanderbilt University Medical Center adopts wireless pocket PCs
Study shows improvement in patient care with use of wireless technology.
System will speed collection of information during an emergency.
Wearable computers will assist in educating students with disabilities.
Wireless email pagers will increase security at transportation hubs.
Wireless system will save thousands and increase productivity.
Racial profiling concerns prompt police agencies to adopt mobile applications.
So far, only a few jurisdictions have accepted advertisements on their Web sites, but more will follow. Is the risk worth the reward?
Enterprise systems can provide comprehensive agencywide improvements in functionality and efficiency while stomping the millennium bug.
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?
Can putting the Space Shuttle together provide the experience to revamp California's procurement process?
Government agencies from large state departments to small-town clerks prepare to connect.
Inability to transfer data between agencies could unravel a networked government.
A new spreadsheet literally puts San Francisco commissioners on the same page.