What makes an ideal community, and how can civic leaders help their cities, counties and regions evolve to better meet old necessities and new opportunities?
Wayne E. Hanson has been a writer and editor with e.Republic since 1989, and has worked for several business units including Government Technology magazine, the Center for Digital Government, Governing, and is currently editor and writer for Digital Communities specializing in local government. Hanson was a juror from 1999 to 2004 with the Stockholm Challenge and Global Junior Challenge competitions in information technology and education. He self-published three books of fiction and lives in Sacramento with his wife, Jeannie.
At Issue: Cyberwar Declared, Local Governments Enlist
July 11, 2012 - Local governments are under attack, and smaller cities and counties are especially vulnerable to cyberthreats.
At Issue: Who’s to Blame for Shoddy Security (Opinion)
July 02, 2012 - Porous security at institutions we trust points to a systemic flaw in the Internet's design, and within the industry that protects us.
What Went Right? Choices
June 29, 2012 - Most ideas about the future are wrong.
How to Fix Voter Registration
June 28, 2012 - These systems are the gateway to democracy. But in the U.S., registration lists are rife with errors. The answer is online.
At Issue: Prescription Problem, IT Solution?
June 25, 2012 - Technology initiatives are showing results at combating pharmaceutical abuse and other drug-related social problems.
At Issue: US Ignite Draws Cheers and Jeers
June 18, 2012 - What people are saying about the new public-private partnership aiming to develop new applications for ultra-fast networks.
"Federal Government" and "Entrepreneur" in the Same Sentence?
June 18, 2012 - Baitman and four others ramped up "Innovation Pathway 2.0," a sort of express lane to move deserving projects through federal hurdles.
3 Innovative Federal CIOs Respond to New Pressures
June 15, 2012 - Health and Human Services, Homeland Security and Marine Corps CIOs discuss their management approaches.
At Issue: Cellphone Hell
June 11, 2012 - Governments are coming up with creative approaches to manage mobile devices - from account pooling to personal phone-only policies.
At Issue: IT Governance Done Right
June 04, 2012 - King County, Wash., and San Diego County, Calif., are two examples of governance models that work.
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