Chad Vander Veen


Chad Vander Veen previously served as the editor of FutureStructure, and the associate editor of Government Technology and Public CIO magazines.

February 29, 2012

Code for America Fellows

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January 3, 2012

Commodore 64 Turns 30

The beloved machine is still the best-selling personal computer of all time.

December 20, 2011

Resolution: Make Govtech.com an Online Community

Our goal in 2012 is to help government collaborate and exchange ideas.

December 1, 2011

How Will U.S. Automakers Achieve 54.5 MPG?

How will U.S. carmakers double vehicles’ miles per gallon in the next 12 years? There’s no big solution — but there are lots of little ones.

November 10, 2011

No City CIO? Who’s Running the Show?

As governments aim to run more like businesses, a surprising number do so without a CIO.

October 19, 2011

How much was a T-Mobile bill that left customer Celina Aarons "shaking and crying"?

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October 18, 2011

Is Google Plus Dying?

Traffic for the would-be Facebook killer is in a tailspin.

October 18, 2011

What is E-Cat? Hint: It has nothing to do with LOLcats

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October 17, 2011

How fast can a robot made of LEGO solve a Rubik's Cube?

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October 14, 2011

How did researchers in Singapore create a hard disk with a density of 3.3 terabits per square inch?

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October 13, 2011

What did the "Glamorous Glennis" do today in 1947?

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October 11, 2011

What is the average age of U.S. video game players?

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October 10, 2011

Today in 1910 Teddy Roosevelt became the first president to do what?

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October 7, 2011

Saturday, October 8, marked the 10th anniversary of the creation of what government agency?

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October 6, 2011

Which state has the highest percentage of tablet PC users?

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October 5, 2011

What software popped into existence today in 1991?

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September 26, 2011

What "unbreakable" law of physics was apparently broken last week?

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September 23, 2011

Today in 1973, the Concorde made its first trans-Atlantic flight. How long did the flight take?

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September 22, 2011

Today in 2002, Phoenix 0.1 was released publicly. It was the original version of what now-popular software?

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September 21, 2011

Today in 1979 the so-called "Vela Incident" took place. What was it?

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September 20, 2011

What newly discovered condition may dim hopes for manned space exploration?

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September 19, 2011

What is America's richest state?

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September 16, 2011

What famed and controversial incident did Betty and Barney Hill claim took place today in 1961?

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September 15, 2011

What now widely copied invention was first demonstrated on live TV today in 1959?

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September 14, 2011

What new weapon made its debut today in 1916 during WWI's Battle of Flers-Courcelette in northern France?

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September 12, 2011

Today in 1956 IBM unveiled the 305 RAMAC computer. What was most significant about it?

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September 8, 2011

Today in 1940, Bell Labs research George Stibitz became the first person to operate in computer in what fashion?

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September 8, 2011

Should Government Websites Have Advertisements?

GovGirl Kristy Fifelski explains the ins and outs of ads of government websites.

September 7, 2011

What landmark television series premiered today in 1966 with an episode entitled The Man Trap?

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September 6, 2011

ESPN debuted today in 1979. What was the first sporting event the network broadcast?

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August 11, 2011

What revolutionary consumer electronic device was launched today in 1981?

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August 9, 2011

What beloved U.S. government institution was established today in 1846?

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August 8, 2011

Which U.S. city has been named the most iPad-friendly?

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August 5, 2011

Today Ken Kutaragi celebrates his 61st birthday. What global electronics phenomenon is Kutaragi considered the father of?

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August 4, 2011

What revolution in communication technology took place today in 1858?

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August 2, 2011

On this date in 1958 the USS Nautilus, the first nuclear submarine, became the first vessel to do what?

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August 1, 2011

Which famous document was signed by 56 Founding Fathers today in 1776?

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August 1, 2011

Delaware CIO Jim Sills Discusses Enterprise Data Management

Appointed Delaware CIO is January 2009, Jim Sills talks about his top priorities and the state's budget outlook.

July 29, 2011

Which browser, according to a new study, is preferred among people with low IQs?

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July 28, 2011

The IEEE 802.22 standard will allow wireless devices to use the white space left over from analog TV. How fast will data speeds be?

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July 27, 2011

Yesterday marked the 30th anniversary of Microsoft's acquisition of what legendary software?

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July 26, 2011

How much video is uploaded to YouTube every minute?

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July 25, 2011

Today in 1947 president Truman signed into law the National Security Act. Can you name the five government bodies the act created?

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July 22, 2011

According to a new study, what percentage of married people admits to digitally spying on their spouses?

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July 21, 2011

What did researchers at University College London determine is the best way to avoid losing at Rock-Paper-Scissors?

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July 20, 2011

This day in 1983 saw the lowest temperature ever recorded on Earth. Where was it and how cold did it get?

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July 19, 2011

Today in 1977 a Freedom of Information Act request confirmed the CIA had been engaged in what secret - and illegal - program?

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July 18, 2011

This past Saturday marked the 76th anniversary of the first installation of what ubiquitous - and loathed - device?

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July 15, 2011

Today in 1968 Intel was founded by Gordon Moore and Robert Noyce. What was the company's original name?

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July 14, 2011

What percentage of British pets have their own social media profile?

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July 14, 2011

This day in 2003 one major Internet company was disbanded while another major organization was founded. Can you name them?

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July 12, 2011

July 13 of what year marked the first time George H.W. Bush served as U.S. president?

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July 8, 2011

Space Shuttle Was Expensive, Deadly and Inspirational to All (Opinion)

The failures of the Space Shuttle program are still better than nothing at all.

July 7, 2011

Govtech.com Launching New Features and Enhancements

Social media, better commenting system among the improvements to govtech.com.

July 7, 2011

You're in outer space and need a refreshing, Gatorade-like beverage - what do you do?

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July 6, 2011

In what high-tech capacity are researchers in England using melted chocolate?

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July 1, 2011

Why is NASA suing Apollo 14 astronaut Edgar Mitchell?

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June 30, 2011

Why in the very near future might it be commonplace to spot a facial recognition camera above the front door of your favorite bar?

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June 29, 2011

According to a new study, how much digital data currently exists?

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June 28, 2011

George Hotz, the hacker famous for cracking the iPhone and PlayStation 3, has been hired by which company?

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June 23, 2011

Who is Sultan bin Salman bin Abdul-Aziz Al Saud?

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June 22, 2011

As if it somehow needed more attention, what milestone did Google reach in May that no one else ever has?

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June 21, 2011

What sound did researchers at the State University of New York New Paltz discover to be the most irritating to humans?

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June 20, 2011

What unusual environment do scientists say is ideal for growing replacement human organs?

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June 15, 2011

What feat did Valentina Tereshkova, a Soviet skydiving expert, achieve on this day in 1963?

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June 14, 2011

Nearly 11 percent of the world still uses Internet Explorer 6. But in which country do more than 33 percent of people still use the antiquated browser?

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June 13, 2011

What did 6 million U.S. Facebook users do in May that surprised many industry observers?

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June 10, 2011

A new solar power plant recently began operation in Seville, Spain. What sets this plant apart from others?

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June 9, 2011

Twitter recently revised the pricing for its Promoted Trends service, which places word(s) a buyer wants atop the Twitter Trends list. What's the going rate for one day of this service?

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June 7, 2011

Why did the U.S. Navy submarine USS Barbero fire a cruise missile at a naval air station in Mayport, Fla., on this day in 1959?

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June 6, 2011

Monday marked the 27th anniversary of the launch of which industry-shaping video game?

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June 3, 2011

Last Thursday faculty at the University of Chicago opened a time capsule that had been filled by famed nuclear physicist Enrico Fermi 62 years ago. What scientific treasures were inside?

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June 2, 2011

What, to the horror of his parents, did a 17-year-old Chinese boy sell to in order to buy an iPad2?

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June 1, 2011

Today in 1890 the first machine that recorded data on a machine-readable medium was put to use. What was its purpose?

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May 31, 2011

In 2000 Americans bought nearly 1 billion rolls of film annually. This year, how many rolls of film will be purchased?

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May 31, 2011

China to Build World’s Largest Data Center

New data center in China will be six times larger than any that currently exists.

May 27, 2011

According to a new survey, 53 % of people age 16 to 22 would give up which one of their five senses rather than lose access to technology?

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May 26, 2011

What online video game is being used by Chinese prisons as a method of slave labor?

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May 25, 2011

What intrepid explorer's unexpectedly lengthy journey came to an end this week?

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May 24, 2011

Just five months after opening, what D.C.-area museum celebrating this "flipping" awesome game is being forced to close?

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May 23, 2011

Microsoft recently applied to the FCC to be an administrator of what next-generation wireless broadband system?

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May 19, 2011

What surprising revelation did Amazon announce on Thursday?

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May 18, 2011

A team of British engineers is building a car they hope will smash the world land speed record. How fast is the vehicle being designed to go?

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May 17, 2011

On Tuesday what curious activity was going on at Apple stores that is leading some to predict a major new product launch this week?

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May 16, 2011

Space Shuttle Endeavour's final mission, which began Monday, has received a lot of press due to Rep. Gabrielle Giffords' attendance. But what was the actual purpose of the mission?

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May 13, 2011

What is the National Jukebox?

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May 12, 2011

How many Android devices did Google recently say have been activated worldwide?

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May 11, 2011

Angry Birds - the massively popular video game - made news Wednesday by making its first appearance on what platform?

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May 10, 2011

What jaw-dropping new method of charging cell phones did engineers in South Korea recently develop?

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May 9, 2011

On Monday the annual BrandZ rankings of the world's most valuable brands was released. For the first time Apple topped the chart. How many of the remaining top 10 can you name?

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May 2, 2011

Following the announcement that Osama bin Laden had been killed, how many Tweets were being generated every second?

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April 29, 2011

At a tradeshow in Chicago this week a social media app surfaced in what refreshingly different fashion?

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April 28, 2011

What clever name is Apple said to be giving its rumored cloud service?

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April 27, 2011

In what some are calling one of the largest security breaches ever, how many Sony customers may have had their accounts compromised by hackers?

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April 26, 2011

A factory producing which sort of antiquated machines was still in operation until this month?

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April 25, 2011

Monday marked the 21st anniversary of what crowning technological achievement?

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April 22, 2011

According to a recent study by the National Center for Health Statistics, what percentage of U.S. households no longer have landline phones?

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April 21, 2011

Amazon EC2 Outage Brings Down Numerous Websites

Cloud service crash cripples much of the Web today.

April 20, 2011

In a recent survey of Android users, what reason did 55.7 percent of respondents give explaining why they'd never buy an iPhone?

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April 18, 2011

Google, known for quietly launching new features, is now removing a major one. What feature is the company eliminating?

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April 18, 2011

Do Government Agencies Need a Twitter Tsar?

UK looking to hire high-level “director of digital.”

April 8, 2011

Which of these events took place on April 14? The Donner Party left for California, the Titanic hit an iceberg or the Space Shuttle completes its first test flight?

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April 7, 2011

This week General Electric announced plans to build that nation’s largest factory to produce what?

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April 6, 2011

Why were astronauts aboard the International Space Station recently ordered by NASA to take cover in their escape capsule?

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April 5, 2011

Yesterday, Richard Branson, the man behind the space tourism company Virgin Galactic, announced his next exotic voyage. Where does the billionaire adventurer plan to go this time?

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March 30, 2011

To test and measure broadband in the U.S., the FCC is giving away 10,000 free what?

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March 30, 2011

In a thread on Reddit.com yesterday, members of Google's Chrome development team shared how fast their office's Internet connection is. Can you guess the number?

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March 29, 2011

At a meeting of the American Chemical Society this week, what radical alternative did scientists show can be used to fight fires?

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March 25, 2011

Last week Microsoft spent $7.5 million to buy 666,624 what?

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March 24, 2011

What percentage of U.S. Internet users is active on peer-to-peer file sharing networks?

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February 17, 2011

Lev Gonick

CIO, Case Western Reserve University

February 15, 2011

Audit: Human Error Partly to Blame for Virginia Computer Outage

Human error when repairing a storage area network caused data loss and delay, concludes audit of August 2010 computer failure that hampered more than two dozen Virginia agencies.

February 11, 2011

In This Issue of Public CIO: Social Media Security (Opinion)

Web intelligence to help stop terrorists; open source initiatives in Germany.

January 10, 2011

Consumer Electronics Show 2011 in Pictures

Photos from the annual gadget extravaganza show tablets, electric vehicles are poised to be hot products in 2011.

January 4, 2011

2011: 4G Technology Set to Change the Work Force (Opinion)

New CIOs also poised to shake up government.

December 14, 2010

Minnesota’s Gopal Khanna Looks Back on His Tenure as State’s First CIO

Gopal Khanna reflects on lessons learned as Minnesota’s CIO and how his successors should prepare for what lies ahead.

November 3, 2010

Net Zero Energy: Inside the Federal Government's Most Energy-Efficient Building

See the National Renewal Energy Laboratory net-zero energy facility.

November 2, 2010

Touring One of the World’s Most Energy-Efficient Buildings (Opinion)

National Renewable Energy Laboratory uses technology and materials to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

October 6, 2010

Changes Under Way for Governors, Congress, CIOs (Opinion)

November elections also mean transformation in IT leadership.

September 3, 2010

Boston Launches a Mobile Version of City Website

The development and deployment of a mobile version of Boston's website is set to influence how the city conducts business in the future.

August 26, 2010

North Carolina Murders Spur Creation of a Tracking Dashboard Used by Probation Officers

Problems with North Carolina's probation system prompts the state to create a dashboard to address issues.

August 23, 2010

Cleveland Neighborhoods Testing Ultra High-Speed Broadband in University Study

Case Western Reserve University brings ultrafast Internet to area neighborhoods just to see what happens next.

August 20, 2010

CIO Mark Bengel Discusses Tennessee's Consolidation Efforts

Mark Bengel talks about state's performance management and virtualization.

August 18, 2010

CIOs Are People Too (Opinion)

New Virginia CIO Sam Nixon faces a tough job fixing outsourcing deal with Northrop Grumman.

August 18, 2010

CIO Sam Nixon Tries to Fix Virginia's IT Outsourcing Effort

New CIO and former Virginia Delegate Sam Nixon on what went wrong with the state's battered IT outsourcing effort and how he hopes to right the course.

August 17, 2010

Progress Report: How Far Has Interoperability Come Since 9/11?

With billions invested in interoperability, why does it seem like agencies are still at square one?

July 30, 2010

Beverly Hills, Calif., Goes Virtual to Protect Against Real Disasters (Video)

Interactive GIS application helps public safety officials better manage resources and responses in an emergency.

July 28, 2010

Virtual Beverly Hills 1

Spanning earthquakes to water meters, Beverly Hills has rolled out an interactive and interoperable web based GIS portal for emergencyoperations and public information.

July 18, 2010

Industry Experts Detail Current Technology Trends and What They See Farther Down the Road

Future IT visions from experts at Hewlett-Packard, Microsoft, IBM, Accela and TerreStar Networks

July 11, 2010

Earl Devaney, Chairman of the Federal Recovery Board, Talks About Building and Running Recovery.gov

Devaney leads effort that's reshaping how governments nationwide approach transparency.

July 1, 2010

ESRI to Offer Free Location Data App

The free app, available in the Apple App Store this week, maps a location's demographic data; designers say it could be useful for government agencies.

June 30, 2010

Government Technology Magazine Awards Reflect Efforts to Showcase Public-Sector Innovation (Opinion)

Topics like health-care reform law and work force management tools may help leaders make more informed decisions.

June 18, 2010

High-Speed Rail Would Save Oil, Create Jobs, Study Finds

Panelists at the Meeting of the Minds sustainable cities conference agree that intercity rail projects must be built for high-speed rail to succeed.

June 17, 2010

Sustainability Solutions Can Drive Economic Growth, Experts Say

Meeting of the Minds conference aims to transform cities into self-sustaining communities.

June 1, 2010

Does Technology Make Our World Too Convenient? (Opinion)

Analytics helps predict crime, traffic needs, but are we losing the human connection?

May 10, 2010

Manor, Texas, Crowdsources Ideas for Running the Town

CIO Dustin Haisler uses social media aspects of Manor Labs to promote citizen ideas.

April 1, 2010

Open Source Electronic Voting Systems Slow to Catch On (Opinion)

November elections may bring test of open code e-voting.

March 25, 2010

Reliability, Deployments Are Works-in-Progress on Smart Grid, Study Finds

Utility companies want an information architecture that will deal with increased data loads, Oracle Utilities study finds.

March 24, 2010

Montana Gov. Brian Schweitzer Talks About His Ambitious Plans for Wind Power

Schweitzer also discusses growing a new generation of scientists and engineers.

March 15, 2010

Montana Secretary of State Linda McCulloch Discusses Records Management, E-Voting

McCulloch aims to increase voter participation and growing Montana businesses.

March 4, 2010

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer Says Company's Future Is in the Cloud

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer positions company to think of the cloud first in all future endeavors.

March 1, 2010

Tony Tether, Director, DARPA

Tony Tether, Director, DARPA

February 24, 2010

Microsoft Unveils Dedicated Cloud for Government

Security and privacy enhancements mean federal security certification in coming months.

January 31, 2010

Portland, Ore.'s Citywide ERP Shows They Don't Come Easy

The challenges and rewards of implementing enterprise resource planning (ERP) are exemplified in Portland, Ore.'s quest to replace decades-old technology.

January 18, 2010

Nebraska CIO Brenda Decker Talks About State's Transparency Web Site

Nebraska also encourages citizen input with Facebook, Twitter.

January 15, 2010

Alabama CIO Jim Burns Discusses Transparency Web Portal

Citizens can access state spending and map data on Open.alabama.gov.

January 8, 2010

3-D Televisions Bring Added Dimension to Consumer Electronics Show

USB 3.0, 3-D HDTVs, new Intel chips, Sony gaming peripheral Eye among products unveiled at Las Vegas trade show.

January 7, 2010

The Network Neutrality Debate Is far From Over

Recent FCC moves to regulate the Internet leaves Internet service providers wanting more control.

January 5, 2010

Five Tips for Better ERP

John Hoebler, a director at McLean, Va.-based business and technology solutions company MorganFranklin, offers five tips for anyone looking to optimize an enterprise resource planning (ERP) implementation.

January 5, 2010

Contest Opens to Award Travel Expenses for City Employees to Attend CityCamp

This week, users will choose four winners who will receive $500 to attend local government IT event in Chicago.

December 27, 2009

Year in Review: Web 2.0 Helps Governments Connect to Citizens

Los Angeles, Washington state join Twitter to inform residents.

December 21, 2009

Year in Review: A Look at the People and Events That Shaped 2009

Budget challenges, Web 2.0 figured prominently in 2009.

December 14, 2009

Montana Gov. Brian Schweitzer Pushes for Wind, Clean Coal (Video)

Schweitzer positions Montana as a leader in alternative energy.

December 1, 2009

San Francisco, Amsterdam Work Toward Sustainability

Mayors meet via Cisco Telepresence to discuss the cities of the future.

November 19, 2009

Microsoft and North Carolina Launch Free Tech-Training Initiative

Twenty-four thousand training vouchers will be made available to state residents.

November 16, 2009

New York City, Boston Add Web 2.0 to Customer Relationship Management

iPhone apps and Twitter let citizens exchange information with city 311 centers.

October 29, 2009

Honolulu Cuts Costs With First All-Digital Election in the U.S.

Residents voted online or by phone to elect members of Honolulu's Neighborhood Boards.

October 11, 2009

Gov. Dave Heineman Discusses Nebraska Electronic Health Records

Interoperable communications and statewide e-mail system also among Nebraska priorities.

September 22, 2009

New York Saves $30 Million With Statewide Security Solution

Enterprise license agreement with McAfee provides security at a 75 percent cost savings.

September 16, 2009

ESRI and Trimble Team Up to Offer Grant Money to Government

$90,000 to be available to state and local agencies.

September 14, 2009

D.C.'s Data Feeds Wins Kennedy School's Innovations in American Government Award

Program among six honored by Harvard Kennedy School's Ash Institute.

September 4, 2009

Study: Federal Government Projected to Fill 11,500 IT Jobs

Will hiring prompt state and local exodus?

September 1, 2009

Science on a Sphere Projects Environmental and Atmospheric Data on a Floating Globe

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration imaging shows global warming trends and hurricanes.

August 28, 2009

Mystery: Who's Sending Unsolicited Laptops to Nation's Governors?

Officials fear computers could be loaded with malware.

August 26, 2009

The Great California Garage Sale: This Weekend Only

Thousands of items of every sort must go!

August 23, 2009

Crowdsourcing Helps Chicago Chamber of Commerce Find More Bus Riders

Web 2.0 helps Chicago get ideas to increase public transit ridership.

August 18, 2009

Massachusetts Bay Transit Authority Adds Data Sets to Google

Boston's transit system will also allow third-party developers to create applications using the data.

August 17, 2009

78 Percent of Tweets Either Conversations or Pointless Babble

Pear Analytics releases results of Twitter study.

August 14, 2009

Is PASS ID Better Than REAL ID? (Analysis)

The proposed PASS ID could be a suitable stand-in for the controversial bill, or it might be REAL ID-lite.

August 12, 2009

Microsoft, Nokia Partner to Deliver Software to Smartphones

Deal will make Office products available to millions.

August 4, 2009

Texas to Map Broadband Inventory in Bid for Stimulus Funds

Broadband mapping could boost Texas' chances of getting federal funding.

August 4, 2009

Gov. Martin O'Malley Uses StateStat to Transform Maryland

GIS technology based on CompStat measures Maryland's performance for citizens.

July 31, 2009

Green Initiatives: Offshore Wind Farms Increase Renewable Energy

Ocean wind farms give alternative energy.    

July 31, 2009

Washington State Switches to Microsoft Bing

Searching the state Web site will now take place on the homegrown company's new 'decision engine.'

July 29, 2009

Kansas Launches Online Voter Registration

Kansas becomes one of the few states in the nation to modernize the voter registration process.

July 26, 2009

Social Networks Complicate Relations Between Bosses and Employees

Corporate use of FaceBook and other Web 2.0 tools blurs line between work and home.

July 6, 2009

Twitter Democratizes Social Networking (Opinion)

Although Twitter promotes vanity, it also gives everyone a say.

July 6, 2009

Livermore National Laboratory Unveils World's Largest Laser

$3.5 billion device will be used to study fusion reaction.

June 25, 2009

Shared Services Roadblocks and Rewards Examined at Harvard Summit

Shared services summit brings together public-sector IT pros from around the world.

June 10, 2009

Schwarzenegger Announces Launch of the California Digital Textbooks Initiative

Beginning this fall, California will provide a state-approved list of digital textbooks.

June 8, 2009

Federal Stimulus Funds Driving Transportation Projects

The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act provides more than $27 billion to state and local agencies for transportation improvement.

June 2, 2009

Microsoft Unveils Bing Search Engine

The company hopes its new 'decision engine' will rival Google.

June 1, 2009

Green Initiatives: Broadband Wireless Monitor Saves Farmers Water

Department of Agriculture irrigates soil with broadband technology.

May 12, 2009

GIS Called Key to California's Future

Industry and public-sector experts see enterprise GIS as critical component to Golden State.

May 6, 2009

ESRI President Jack Dangermond Interview - VIDEO

The first five parts of our exclusive interview with ESRI President and founder Jack Dangermond.

May 1, 2009

New York City Fire Department Tests Smoke Control Technique

Positive pressure ventilation could make NYFD rescue teams more effective.

April 27, 2009

Swine Flu Virus is New, Moving Between Humans, CDC Specialist Says

Flu virus is resistant to older flu drugs, but other options seem effective.

April 27, 2009

Swine Flu Resources Proliferate Across the Web

With the potential for pandemic, government agencies must stay informed.

April 20, 2009

Oracle to Acquire Sun Microsystems

Deal said to be worth $7.4 billion.

April 19, 2009

Web 2.0 Tools Strengthen Toxic Substances Control in California

Shell Culp, CIO of the California Department of Toxic Substances Control, explains how blogs, wikis, databases and new legislation help keep toxins out of products.

March 5, 2009

Blog: Microsoft U.S. Public Sector CIO Summit

Associate Editor Chad Vander Veen blogs on the annual summit for government CIOs and how Microsoft aims to help government through the stimulus.

March 4, 2009

Coast Guard Cutter Clears Ice from Great Lakes Shipping Lanes

Cutter Mackinaw uses advanced navigation and propulsion systems.

March 4, 2009

Texas CIO of the Year Chosen; Sacramento Gasification Plan Canceled

Collin County's Caren Skipworth named top Texas CIO.

February 19, 2009

Mobile Browsing: Can Your iPhone Access State Portals?

Government Technology grades state Web sites on their mobile-phone friendliness.

January 30, 2009

Green Initiatives: Z Machine -- World's Largest X-Ray Generator

Scientists hope to develop clean nuclear fusion technology.

January 19, 2009

Plasma Gasification Plan Goes Up in Smoke for Sacramento, Calif.

Sacramento City Council votes to kill proposed plant that would vaporize garbage.

January 7, 2009

Sacramento Investigates Plasma Gasification for Waste Management

California city considers revolutionary plan to turn solid waste into useful materials.

January 7, 2009

GT's Best and Worst Products of 2008

GT's Best and Worst Products of 2008 - Government Technology's associate editor Chad Vander Veen looks at some of the best, the worst, and the weirdest high-tech products of 2008

December 29, 2008

Technology May Play Key Role in Obama Infrastructure Plan

Next-generation networks, broadband and cyber-security could get more attention for new administration.

December 8, 2008

Technology Helps Arkansas Fight Meth Manufacturers

Electronic logbook helps Arkansas authorities track purchases of ingredients to make methamphetamines.

December 3, 2008

Poor Economy, CIO Transitions, Improving Social Services: 2008 -- The Year in Review

Technology legislation, cloud computing and other trends and predictions.

December 3, 2008

The Five Most and Five Least Generous State Populations

By studying tax returns, an organization determined which state is the most generous in terms of charitable contributions.

November 24, 2008

Butterball and Gyminee: Weekly Web 2.0 Thanksgiving Edition

Web 2.0 tools to improve your work and personal life. Butterball.com talks turkey and gyminee.com whips you back into shape.

November 17, 2008

The Weekly Web 2.0: You2Gov and Politikia

Welcome to The Weekly Web 2.0, a weekly featurette of Govtech.com. This week it's all about politics.

November 10, 2008

The Weekly Web 2.0: NutshellMail and BoxCycle

Welcome to The Weekly Web 2.0, a weekly featurette on Govtech.com. We're scouring the Web to bring you two interesting Web 2.0 tools that are worth checking out. This week: NutshellMail and BoxCycle.

November 4, 2008

Researchers Create Robot Controlled by Cells from Rat Brain

Research could help combat Alzheimer's, Parkinson's and other diseases.

November 3, 2008

Opinion: Be Thankful, 2008 Is Almost Over

But there is still a lot of good news out there.

November 3, 2008

The Weekly Web 2.0: KonoLive and Fuelly

Collaborate on projects with KonoLive and track gas mileage with Fuelly.

November 3, 2008

New Antarctic Research Station

Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station helps scientists study climate change, seismology and astronomy.

November 3, 2008

State and Local CIOs Accept Best of the Web Awards

Hollywood ceremony honors excellence in state and local Web portals.

November 3, 2008

GovLoop Social Networking Site Connects Public Employees

GovLoop helps government workers share ideas and explore opportunities.

October 27, 2008

Canada Creates Comprehensive Records Management Strategy

Enterprise content management software helps country track electronic documents.

October 27, 2008

The Weekly Web 2.0: MeGlobe and FilterMyRSS

Cull RSS feeds with FilterMyRSS and instant message with MeGlobe in a foreign language.

October 20, 2008

Weekly Web 2.0 -- Two Web 2.0 Tools to Know About

Stix.to helps you customize the Web; Diigo helps you make sense of it.

October 1, 2008

Point of View: Charting a New Course

Election focuses world's attention on America.

October 1, 2008

Texas Advanced Computing Center Unveils Monster Supercomputer

Giant research computer consists of 82 Dell server blades.

October 1, 2008

International Projects Offer Solutions to Universal Problems

A global perspective on portal design, public transit and information management.

September 21, 2008

Social Networking Site Targets a Government Audience

Web 2.0 collaboration tool aims to help public employees share knowledge.

September 10, 2008

Fuel-Efficient Choices for Government Fleets

Miles per gallon and average annual fuel cost for selected 2008 cars and trucks.

September 9, 2008

Researchers Develop Contact Lenses with Integrated Circuitry

Worn like traditional contact lenses, the technology may lead to personal displays.

September 9, 2008

Intelligent Transportation Systems Target Highway Congestion

Agencies use GPS, mapping software and cameras to keep traffic moving.

September 9, 2008

Point of View: The Problem With Solutions

Sometimes our quest to make things easier only makes things harder.

September 9, 2008

Cities in 3D Application Adds Realistic Building Models to Google Earth

Richly detailed models include Capitol building in Washington, D.C., and a Hardee's drive-through in McMinnville, Tenn.

September 4, 2008

Google Gets Greedy with Chrome

Google modifies Chrome end user license after public outcry.

August 18, 2008

Scientists Create Real Cyborg

UK researchers implant biological brain tissue in robot body.

August 7, 2008

Google Announces Launch of New Search Appliance

10 million documents in a single box.

July 29, 2008

Crowded Skies

Crowded Skies

July 21, 2008

Seminole to Tap Salty Aquifer For Drinking Water

July 21, 2008

E-Discovery Prompts Agencies to Strengthen Document Management

Federal court rules trigger new requirements for electronic information stored by government.

July 8, 2008

The Conference on California's Future

The Conference on California's Future

June 2, 2008

New FEMA Funding Priorities; Inside A Mobile Command Center

New FEMA Funding Priorities; Inside A Mobile Command Center

April 14, 2008

Air Show Mobile Command Center

Peek inside the Folsom Police Department's mobile command center with a mission of public safety at the California Capitol Airshow.

February 29, 2008

Jim Burns, CIO, Alabama

Jim Burns, CIO, Alabama