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Chad Vander Veen previously served as the editor of FutureStructure, and the associate editor of Government Technology and Public CIO magazines.
Our goal in 2012 is to help government collaborate and exchange ideas.
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.
As governments aim to run more like businesses, a surprising number do so without a CIO.
Traffic for the would-be Facebook killer is in a tailspin.
GovGirl Kristy Fifelski explains the ins and outs of ads of government websites.
Appointed Delaware CIO is January 2009, Jim Sills talks about his top priorities and the state's budget outlook.
The failures of the Space Shuttle program are still better than nothing at all.
Social media, better commenting system among the improvements to govtech.com.
New data center in China will be six times larger than any that currently exists.
Cloud service crash cripples much of the Web today.
UK looking to hire high-level “director of digital.”
CIO, Case Western Reserve University
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.
Web intelligence to help stop terrorists; open source initiatives in Germany.
Photos from the annual gadget extravaganza show tablets, electric vehicles are poised to be hot products in 2011.
New CIOs also poised to shake up government.
Gopal Khanna reflects on lessons learned as Minnesota’s CIO and how his successors should prepare for what lies ahead.
See the National Renewal Energy Laboratory net-zero energy facility.
National Renewable Energy Laboratory uses technology and materials to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
November elections also mean transformation in IT leadership.
The development and deployment of a mobile version of Boston's website is set to influence how the city conducts business in the future.
Problems with North Carolina's probation system prompts the state to create a dashboard to address issues.
Case Western Reserve University brings ultrafast Internet to area neighborhoods just to see what happens next.
Mark Bengel talks about state's performance management and virtualization.
New Virginia CIO Sam Nixon faces a tough job fixing outsourcing deal with Northrop Grumman.
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.
With billions invested in interoperability, why does it seem like agencies are still at square one?
Interactive GIS application helps public safety officials better manage resources and responses in an emergency.
Spanning earthquakes to water meters, Beverly Hills has rolled out an interactive and interoperable web based GIS portal for emergencyoperations and public information.
Future IT visions from experts at Hewlett-Packard, Microsoft, IBM, Accela and TerreStar Networks
Devaney leads effort that's reshaping how governments nationwide approach transparency.
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.
Topics like health-care reform law and work force management tools may help leaders make more informed decisions.
Panelists at the Meeting of the Minds sustainable cities conference agree that intercity rail projects must be built for high-speed rail to succeed.
Meeting of the Minds conference aims to transform cities into self-sustaining communities.
Analytics helps predict crime, traffic needs, but are we losing the human connection?
CIO Dustin Haisler uses social media aspects of Manor Labs to promote citizen ideas.
November elections may bring test of open code e-voting.
Utility companies want an information architecture that will deal with increased data loads, Oracle Utilities study finds.
Schweitzer also discusses growing a new generation of scientists and engineers.
McCulloch aims to increase voter participation and growing Montana businesses.
Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer positions company to think of the cloud first in all future endeavors.
Tony Tether, Director, DARPA
Security and privacy enhancements mean federal security certification in coming months.
The challenges and rewards of implementing enterprise resource planning (ERP) are exemplified in Portland, Ore.'s quest to replace decades-old technology.
Nebraska also encourages citizen input with Facebook, Twitter.
Citizens can access state spending and map data on Open.alabama.gov.
USB 3.0, 3-D HDTVs, new Intel chips, Sony gaming peripheral Eye among products unveiled at Las Vegas trade show.
Recent FCC moves to regulate the Internet leaves Internet service providers wanting more control.
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.
This week, users will choose four winners who will receive $500 to attend local government IT event in Chicago.
Los Angeles, Washington state join Twitter to inform residents.
Budget challenges, Web 2.0 figured prominently in 2009.
Schweitzer positions Montana as a leader in alternative energy.
Mayors meet via Cisco Telepresence to discuss the cities of the future.
Twenty-four thousand training vouchers will be made available to state residents.
iPhone apps and Twitter let citizens exchange information with city 311 centers.
Residents voted online or by phone to elect members of Honolulu's Neighborhood Boards.
Interoperable communications and statewide e-mail system also among Nebraska priorities.
Enterprise license agreement with McAfee provides security at a 75 percent cost savings.
$90,000 to be available to state and local agencies.
Program among six honored by Harvard Kennedy School's Ash Institute.
Will hiring prompt state and local exodus?
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration imaging shows global warming trends and hurricanes.
Officials fear computers could be loaded with malware.
Thousands of items of every sort must go!
Web 2.0 helps Chicago get ideas to increase public transit ridership.
Boston's transit system will also allow third-party developers to create applications using the data.
Pear Analytics releases results of Twitter study.
The proposed PASS ID could be a suitable stand-in for the controversial bill, or it might be REAL ID-lite.
Deal will make Office products available to millions.
Broadband mapping could boost Texas' chances of getting federal funding.
GIS technology based on CompStat measures Maryland's performance for citizens.
Ocean wind farms give alternative energy.
Searching the state Web site will now take place on the homegrown company's new 'decision engine.'
Kansas becomes one of the few states in the nation to modernize the voter registration process.
Corporate use of FaceBook and other Web 2.0 tools blurs line between work and home.
Although Twitter promotes vanity, it also gives everyone a say.
$3.5 billion device will be used to study fusion reaction.
Shared services summit brings together public-sector IT pros from around the world.
Beginning this fall, California will provide a state-approved list of digital textbooks.
The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act provides more than $27 billion to state and local agencies for transportation improvement.
The company hopes its new 'decision engine' will rival Google.
Department of Agriculture irrigates soil with broadband technology.
Industry and public-sector experts see enterprise GIS as critical component to Golden State.
The first five parts of our exclusive interview with ESRI President and founder Jack Dangermond.
Positive pressure ventilation could make NYFD rescue teams more effective.
Flu virus is resistant to older flu drugs, but other options seem effective.
With the potential for pandemic, government agencies must stay informed.
Deal said to be worth $7.4 billion.
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.
Associate Editor Chad Vander Veen blogs on the annual summit for government CIOs and how Microsoft aims to help government through the stimulus.
Cutter Mackinaw uses advanced navigation and propulsion systems.
Collin County's Caren Skipworth named top Texas CIO.
Government Technology grades state Web sites on their mobile-phone friendliness.
Scientists hope to develop clean nuclear fusion technology.
Sacramento City Council votes to kill proposed plant that would vaporize garbage.
California city considers revolutionary plan to turn solid waste into useful materials.
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
Next-generation networks, broadband and cyber-security could get more attention for new administration.
Electronic logbook helps Arkansas authorities track purchases of ingredients to make methamphetamines.
Technology legislation, cloud computing and other trends and predictions.
By studying tax returns, an organization determined which state is the most generous in terms of charitable contributions.
Web 2.0 tools to improve your work and personal life. Butterball.com talks turkey and gyminee.com whips you back into shape.
Welcome to The Weekly Web 2.0, a weekly featurette of Govtech.com. This week it's all about politics.
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.
Research could help combat Alzheimer's, Parkinson's and other diseases.
But there is still a lot of good news out there.
Collaborate on projects with KonoLive and track gas mileage with Fuelly.
Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station helps scientists study climate change, seismology and astronomy.
Hollywood ceremony honors excellence in state and local Web portals.
GovLoop helps government workers share ideas and explore opportunities.
Enterprise content management software helps country track electronic documents.
Cull RSS feeds with FilterMyRSS and instant message with MeGlobe in a foreign language.
Stix.to helps you customize the Web; Diigo helps you make sense of it.
Election focuses world's attention on America.
Giant research computer consists of 82 Dell server blades.
A global perspective on portal design, public transit and information management.
Web 2.0 collaboration tool aims to help public employees share knowledge.
Miles per gallon and average annual fuel cost for selected 2008 cars and trucks.
Worn like traditional contact lenses, the technology may lead to personal displays.
Agencies use GPS, mapping software and cameras to keep traffic moving.
Sometimes our quest to make things easier only makes things harder.
Richly detailed models include Capitol building in Washington, D.C., and a Hardee's drive-through in McMinnville, Tenn.
Google modifies Chrome end user license after public outcry.
UK researchers implant biological brain tissue in robot body.
10 million documents in a single box.
Federal court rules trigger new requirements for electronic information stored by government.
The Conference on California's Future
New FEMA Funding Priorities; Inside A Mobile Command Center
Peek inside the Folsom Police Department's mobile command center with a mission of public safety at the California Capitol Airshow.
Jim Burns, CIO, Alabama