If 2011 was the year of search-centric websites in state government, then 2012 might be shaping up as the year of website analytics.
Former federal CIO Vivek Kundra, now a Salesforce executive, is readying the company to compete for business in the government cloud space.
Chattanooga offers 1-gigabit-per-second fiber Internet service to all residents and businesses.
Thirty-two percent of GovTech survey respondents say they think social media and social networks are of limited usefulness or no value in their government workplace.
Former deputy CIO linked to possible ethics violations; new leadership promises reforms.
Why putting law enforcement and criminal justice email in the cloud isn’t a simple task.
What percentage of car crashes in the U.S. involve a distracted driver?
The federal government appears to have killed off LightSquared’s plan to build a nationwide network that would feature the 4G/long term evolution cellular standard.
Charles T. Thompson has begun work as Houston’s CIO after serving in the same capacity since 2007 for Phoenix.
Respondents rated their organization’s ability to hire and retain qualified workers.
Winner of worldwide competition will be named in June.
The California Technology Agency would be eliminated and made a department within a newly formed agency merging administrative functions.
The National Transportation Safety Board wants all 50 states and the District of Columbia to ban drivers’ “nonemergency use of portable electronic devices” except for in-car GPS navigation.
With critical government systems reaching the end of the road, CIOs seek replacement strategies.
The city’s desire to cancel e-mail migration for the LAPD stems from technology outpacing policy, Randi Levin says.
How many wireless devices in the U.S. are now connecting to cellular networks?
How many smart meters have been deployed in the United States?
What percentage of teenagers and young adults say they've been victims of digital abuse?
How many T-Mobile customers are using "jailbroken" iPhones on the company's network?
What chain restaurant has proposed opening a branch on the moon?
What percentage of smartphone users in the U.S. carry a device powered by either the iPhone or Android operating systems?
What milestone number of page views did Facebook reach in June 2011, according to Google?
What was the official retail price of the Apple-1 computer for sale in 1976?
What nation has taken the crown of “World’s Largest PC Market” away from the U.S., according to data unveiled this week?
What percentage of Americans who use cell phones admit they've faked calls to avoid interacting with people around them?
How many patents have been issued since the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office was created in 1836?
A study released this week found what Web browser is most effective at blocking malicious software and websites that trick users into downloading malware?
Greg Franklin, deputy director of health information technology for the California Technology Agency, talks about his role and why it’s important health IT is considered in statewide GIS and next-gen 911.
Believe it or not, someday your desk lamp might send high-definition video to your TV.
On this day in 1987 the FCC voted unanimously to rescind a rule that required broadcasters to present all sides and opposing views on controversial issues. What was the rule called?
The federal government unveils the 373 federal data centers that will close by end of 2012.
Washington state has cut a portion of its IT staff before the completion of the state’s new 50,000-square-foot data center.
Gov. Jerry Brown stays local by appointing an experienced public servant, Carlos Ramos, to become state CIO and secretary of the California Technology Agency.
Vice president Joe Biden will lead governmentwide campaign to cut unnecessary and wasteful spending on websites.
Blue Coat Chief Scientist Qing Li shares his insights on IPv6 adoption methodology and the potential hidden costs of the new protocol standard.
The Hawaii Legislature has approved $1.2 million annually for the state’s new IT office, and the bill has been sent to Gov. Neil Abercrombie’s desk for his signature.
Neal Puff, the county’s IT chief since October 2005, has decided to accept a new job as a security architect with Verizon.
New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Chief Digital Officer Rachel Sterne announce new strategy intended to strengthen digital media.
Michigan computer outage was one of the biggest, longest and most widespread in the state’s history, according to Kurt Weiss, spokesman for the Michigan Department of Budget and Technology.
More former state-level CIOs are finding a home in local governments.
FEMA forum examines America’s IT and communications infrastructure in light of the devastating tsunami and earthquakes in Japan.
Lawson Software has agreed to be acquired by Infor and a private equity firm in a deal valued at $2 billion, company officials announced Tuesday, April 26.
Government officials share their favorite practical iPad applications.
The state will pay $175,000 to the leader who will manage the state’s IT strategy and policymaking.
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.
Office in charge of beleaguered statewide case management system didn’t control costs and the project is at risk, audit finds.
IPads and other touchscreen tablets are already finding their way into local governments.
Many new governors are in wait-and-see mode on their state CIO and the structure of their technology bureaucracy.
NASCIO officials say terms of service modifications will result in more usage of Facebook among state and local governments.
Top stories include cloud-based e-mail and making municipal Wi-Fi work.
Most local governments aren’t yet compliant with Payment Card Industry security standards, industry consultant says.
Will Pelgrin, president and CEO of the Center for Internet Security, says a new 24/7 operations center led by the nonprofit Multi-State Information Sharing and Analysis Center will improve information sharing and monitoring of cyber-security threats.
Apple’s hottest device has government CIOs dreaming big about the possibilities.
TechAmerica briefing paper recommends that new administrations in state government consider overhauling business processes beyond IT consolidation.
Time will tell how newly elected governors shape IT consolidations and other enterprise projects in progress across the country.
Ken Theis, director of the Michigan Department of Technology, Management and Budget, is leaving state service for a position in the private sector. Theis will be replaced on an acting basis by Phyllis Mellon.
In what could be her last speech as California’s CIO, Teri Takai celebrates achievements of the past two and a half years, says there’s much work left to be done by the next administration.
Free Wi-Fi hot spots include Smithsonian and National Air and Space museums.
Ohio works to process multiple departments and vendors' financial documents and customer service calls.
A failed memory card in a storage area network knocked out the computers of 24 state agencies; the Virginia Information Technologies Agency says problem at data center should be fully fixed by Monday.
Washington, D.C., CTO Bryan Sivak says strategy will address cost, availability and education challenges that typically face communitywide broadband projects.
Colorado's enterprise data strategy designed to lead to better government.
North Carolina the newest state to explore IT outsourcing for technology services and management.
Google's government cloud will house the data of government customers that use Apps for Government on dedicated servers within the continental U.S.
Chief Data Officer Eric Swanson is overseeing a new information management program that will bring together Michigan's resources.
Utah's consolidated data center will help the state advance its government cloud.
IT consolidation is the movement of today, but shared services will be the necessity of tomorrow.
The Seattle Police Department could become one of the first to try head- or body-mounted video cameras on police officers.
The Office of Geographic and Environmental Information is moving into Massachusetts' IT Division, and will add funding to MassGIS, the state's geospatial database.
Deloitte Forensic Center survey finds one-quarter of respondents said their business was unprepared to handle e-discovery records requests related to social media.
Mark Weatherford hopes California will unveil statewide IT security policy refresh by the end of the year.
Panhandle counties move forward with tech project that includes upgraded computers in squad cars and a portal to state and federal criminal databases.
Q&A: Naomi Wyatt, Pennsylvania secretary of administration, says adding on to an existing SAP platform helped the state meet the Recovery Act's reporting requirements.
Maine CIO Dick Thompson, the country's third longest-serving state CIO, to step down this summer for private-sector job.
Mike Locatis could soon become Teri Takai's successor as CIO of California.
But the U.S. General Accountability Office says continued vigilance is required to ensure accuracy of data uploaded to FederalReporting.gov.
CDW-G's checklist for a springtime optimization of the data center suggests that consolidation continues to be a priority for state and local governments.
There's no timetable for California CIO Teri Takai's departure, says it's possible she could be on board until the end of the gubernatorial term in November.
Washington believes it's the first state to offer a business and corporation lookup app on the Google Android operating system.
CIO Conrad Cross is interested in cloud computing for other functions for Orlando, Fla.'s city government.
Microsoft launches website to aggregate social media platforms and projects coming from state and local governments.
Since 2008, government IT mainstay Adrian Farley has served as the chief deputy for Policy and Program Management for the Office of the State Chief Information Officer.
An additional 19 percent of local governments plan to implement some form of cloud computing within the next 12 months, according to a Public Technology Institute survey.
Government agencies have eagerly embraced open data and transparency. This newfound abundance of data has spawned new questions and challenges about how to organize the information so that citizens and policymakers can use it.
Survey shows 14 states have enterprise smartphone policies; 10 states forbid the devices.
Takai has led the beginnings of California's massive IT consolidation initiative for term-limited Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger.
Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell names Nixon state CIO. Amid Virginia's troubled IT deal with Northrop Grumman, Nixon becomes state's third CIO in nine months.
Sen. Tom Coburn tries to pin down Federal CIO Vivek Kundra and Federal CTO Aneesh Chopra on a timeline for accurately collecting "sub-award" spending data.
Legislation gives Gov. Chet Culver the power to appoint a CIO with expanded powers.
Vermont CIO David Tucker says open source solutions that come with vendor support are especially attractive to government.
New York City IT Commissioner Carole Wallace Post develops strategy that will lead to data center consolidation, stronger shared services and other improvements.
L.A. CTO Randi Levin talks with Government Technology about its contract with Google that has IT departments nationwide watching.
"100 Squared" initiative will set target of 100 million U.S. households at 100 megabits per second.
Steve Edmondson becomes Cook County, Ill., CIO; Seattle applies Google ultra high-speed broadband.
California Chief Deputy CIO Adrian Farley says IT executive order establishes firm deadlines for agency consolidation.
CTO Randi Levin discusses city's adoption of Google Gmail and other hosted services.
P.K. Agarwal, director of the Office of Technology Services, launches a crowdsourcing tool where users can submit ideas for improving and replacing California's legacy IT systems.
In a world with few examples, San Francisco and California forge ahead with policies for using open source software within government.
For the past five years, Atlantic City has outsourced its IT maintenance and operations to a subcontractor.
Virginia Gov.-Elect Bob McDonnell appoints Jim Duffey, IT consultant and former vice chairman of the Northern Virginia Technology Council.
New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg names replacement for the retiring Paul Cosgrave.
John Gillispie says decision to leave unrelated to proposed IT consolidation.
Los Angeles CTO Randi Levin convinces City Council to Use Google Apps citywide.
CSC providing system design and integration, plus end-user services, through a standard pricing model.
Stimulus funds mean stringent reporting for state and local agencies.
Public safety agencies have flocked quickly to the short messaging service because of its security.
Elevating state CIO to a Cabinet-level position also suggested.
Federal CIO Vivek Kundra and Federal CTO Aneesh Chopra hope state and local governments make similar transparency and collaboration measures.
Stimulus and recession drive priorities in NASCIO's annual list.
CTO Randi Levin says more than two dozen governments in California alone have inquired about the Los Angeles Information Technology Agency's plan to implement Google Apps.
Study commissioned by the Department of Information Resources cites bad morale, ineffective governance, data backup problems, among other issues -- and suggests Texas renegotiate its contract with IBM.
Budget proposal says using Gmail and other Google productivity tools could save $1.9 million annually.
Web-conferencing tool used by various federal, state and local government agencies.
Economics ultimately will drive government CIOs to adopt cloud computing, says former Salesforce.com President Steve Cakebread.
Microsoft and Google made final arguments in three-hour discussion.
Alameda County expects tenfold ROI from implementation of IBM business intelligence system that integrates data from various social services.
Better quality recovery spending data is expected for subsequent quarterly reports.
Léo Apotheker, CEO of SAP, says company will produce a sustainability software suite for use by U.S. business and government.
A $40 million federal grant will address switching to an IP-based network and quicker service for wireless calls.
New Accenture report sees progress in how government uses technology to improve service, but there's much room to improve alternative delivery methods.
LotusLive iNotes -- a Web version of IBM's Lotus Notes -- joins growing list of hosted e-mail apps.
Uploading data to FederalReporting.gov continues through Oct. 10.
Karen Robinson, director of administration and technology for the Office of the Governor, will serve as interim director.
Arizona CIO Chad Kirkpatrick says state's Web 2.0 initiatives are evolving.
Partnership reasserts importance of state and local market.
More than $164 million will be distributed to state unemployment insurance departments for improvements to IT, cyber-security and system modernization.
The National Institute of Standards and Technology will form panel to oversee smart grid standards.
But is it a contradictory message about the danger of distracted driving?
Indianapolis CIO Glen Baker says the new agreement is cost conscious.
North Carolina Gov. Beverly Perdue announces CIO change a month after signing state budget that includes IT initiatives.
Federal CIO Vivek Kundra says purchasing system will improve cost effectiveness and cut down on lengthy procurements. Will states and locals use it?
Coulter says new council of state agency IT leaders will give input on decision-making.
How it works can be as important as whether it works.
Transition phase for outsourced consolidation and management of Virginia's IT services to be finsihed by June 2010.
Myidea4ca.com is indexing tweeted ideas for California state government.
San Francisco CIO Chris Vein says he's exploring the concept of a digital storefront for applications that would be on DataSF.org.
Replacement for fired CIO Lem Stewart could be named by the end of August, reports Richmond Times-Dispatch.
Texas Workforce Commission blog aims to help job seekers and employers.
FederalReporting.gov going live Aug. 17.
California Department of Transportation will begin first IT project statewide Wednesday using new procurement process that officials hope will shorten timelines and improve deliverables.
Mischel Kwon's departure the latest coming from DHS.
Information Systems Audit and Control Association board member says public sector might be doing a better job than private sector of measuring the value of IT investments.
Denial-of-service attack spurs discussion about microblogging's role in the public sector.
GovTwit, an online directory of government Twitter accounts, reports big jump in numbers.
Gail Roper leaves Austin after 7 months.
The Office of Management and Budget talks about the process and technology of reporting data from the economic stimulus in first of a weeklong series of webcasts.
Massachusetts and San Francisco Bay Area already offer Wi-Fi on rails.
Office of Management and Budget to give guidance on technology solutions and data quality requirements for the Recovery Act reporting process.
California joins growing ranks of governments with free applications launched on the popular iPhone platform.
Wireless network will enable telecommuting, which could mean more people will show up for jury duty, official says.
State CIO Teri Takai encourages citizens to utilize the data creatively.
Accenture white paper presents a framework for evaluating how to utilize Web 2.0 tools.
Economic stimulus money will fund smart meters and sensors to replace U.S. legacy electric system.
The Office of Management and Budget, General Services Administration and NASCIO agree to data transparency pact that would build statewide network of data portals.
Assembly launches investigation into Lem Stewart's firing after he criticized Northrop Grumman's performance on a $2 billion contract.
TechAmerica says inflexible contracts in state and local government hinder competition and cause high prices.
The move could spur 'smart' infrastructure and intelligent transportation systems.
'Empire 2.0' strategy encourages state agencies to use Web 2.0 and new media like Facebook, Twitter, wikis and online public comments.
TexasOnline's new management contract begins in 2010.
New position of cyber-security coordinator will work on nationwide policy and planning, Obama says.
Economic stimulus package's stringent reporting requirements make big vendors see opportunity for profit.
Look up information about smelters, the 10 Most Wanted and earthquakes.
Committee and floor votes on technology nominees could come this week.
California green initiatives look hopeful despite budget crisis.
Swine flu exposed strengths and weaknesses of governments' continuity of operations plans, according to the Telework Exchange.
State CIO Teri Takai says California information technology consolidation plan is in effect.
Microsoft Virtual Earth map of L.A. identifies foreclosed homes eligible for purchasing assistance.
Fixation on 'shovel-ready' stimulus projects jeopardizes technology initiatives with long-term benefits.
The Office of Personnel Management announces new effort to increase telework in the federal government.
Government plans for teleworking would be put to the test in a worst-case scenario.
State and local government observers foresee an agenda of innovation.
Houston gets $4.5 million grant for broadband Internet, training and equipment.
State agencies and departments to conduct an "as-is" inventory of their business and technology by June 30.
Computer spies from China, Russia and other countries are tunneling into the U.S. electricity grid with increasing frequency in order to study America's infrastructure.
Applications for mobile devices let users look up licensure information on Utah.gov.
A new Wi-Fi network in Augusta, Ga., may have found the right recipe.
California CIO Teri Takai says IT consolidation is vital for the state government.
Newly appointed geospatial information officer Michael Byrne says GIS data sets will likely be publicly available.
Vivek Kundra reinstated by the White House after four-day leave of absence.
Premier Election Solutions (formerly Diebold) not opposed to withdrawing software version with 'Deck 0' flaw.
Kundra awaits details of bribery investigation after the FBI searches his former office, the Washington, D.C., Office of the Chief Technology Officer.
Federal CIO Vivek Kundra says stimulus spending must balance competitiveness and timeliness.
CIO Teri Takai says California will consolidate data centers, e-mail and standardize state networks -- and save $1.5 billion.
Washington, D.C., CTO Vivek Kundra will take newly created federal CIO post.
As CIO of Manor, Texas, Haisler redesigned the city's technology infrastructure and re-evaluated all departments' operations, keeping the goals of increasing efficiency and saving money at the forefront.
Technology consolidation plan would give more power to state CIO Teri Takai.
California DMV sees online transactions increase by 20 percent during furlough days.
CIO Teri Takai and the Office of the State Chief Information Officer will make procurement decisions in California.
BearingPoint operates the Texas Online state Web portal.
President Barack Obama signed the $787 billion package on Tuesday.
The California Office of the State Chief Information Officer publishes list of 122 projects included in IT Capital Plan.
Washington, D.C., CTO Vivek Kundra is reportedly a finalist for Obama's federal CTO.
CIO Melodie Mayberry-Stewart says vendor M/A-COM failed to deliver a reliable network and demands $50 million letter of credit.
Bruce Schneier, author and technologist, says today's data storage decisions will leave impact for decades.
CTO Vivek Kundra and Mayor Adrian Fenty eyeing enlarged Apps for Democracy mash-up contest.
Gail Roper replaces former CIO Pete Collins in Austin.
Agencies help move free microblogging service beyond social media novelty.
Nation's first chief technology officer likely will impact state and local IT programs.
Next-generation networks, broadband and cyber-security could get more attention for new administration.
Experts predict governments will focus on budget-friendly technology.
Obama transition team may be interested in Washington, D.C., CTO Vivek Kundra's stock market IT management model.
President-elect Barack Obama to also add online Q&As and video interviews to Change.gov, the presidential transition team's official Web site.
The MuniGov2.0 group meets weekly in Second Life, an online virtual world, to discuss issues and share Web 2.0 ideas.
Virginia, Texas, California and others consider how to revamp their Web portals.
The Washington State Department of Transportation finds the ubiquitous Web 2.0 app to be a real tweet when Web site traffic is high.
Drawing upon Wikipedia's popularity, the LoudounPedia becomes a go-to reference about local government.
Steve Edmonson, a former health-care executive, leaves after 18 months; Sam Orth to serve as the interim CIO.
Spammers use the presidential candidates as lures.
Florida Division of Emergency Management spearheads new statewide GIS coordination.
Open source and hosted applications help agencies stretch budget dollars.
Micro-wireless tags used in 30 West Virginia mines.
Tortorice is the CIO of the Los Angeles Unified School District.
Ann Kitchen, executive director of the Indigent Care Collaboration, is driving e-health records for the poor.
Tool uncovers hidden e-mail costs and the toll on government productivity.
Thirsty for interns, the CIO of Los Angeles County's Department of Public Works relies upon a neighborly university.
Westchester IT department creates statistical analysis unit to provide new insight into county operations.
Texas Comptroller offers searchable spending data for all state agencies.
Huge wireless network will cover 322 square miles, supporting public safety and general city operations.