Decatur has selected Action Technologies to deliver Web-based workflow and work-management applications.


The Information Technology Group has increased the state's bandwidth to 512Kbps, speeding up Internet access for employees and external users alike.


The Phoenix Youth and Education Office has teamed with AT&T to offer Authenticity, a GIS-based software program, to Phoenix-area schools. It will allow students to learn about their immediate communities, work together and improve computer skills. Environmental Systems Research Institute developed the original mapping tool.


As of July 1, the Department of Information Services' Public School Computer Network has all school sites online.


Under the Department of Motor Vehicles' (DMV) Court Internet Project, eight rural-county courts are digitally linking with the DMV. When the links are complete, the state's 58 county courts will have direct access to the DMV's database.


The Community College and Occupational Education System has teamed with Cisco Systems to offer the Cisco Networking Academics program in community colleges and selected high schools. It is a Web-based curriculum that will teach students to design, build and maintain computer networks.


The Healthcare for Uninsured Kids and Youth plan has redesigned its Web site. Visitors to the site at can now find information about the plan, review frequently asked questions and download an application.


Gov. Thomas Carper has proposed a $10 million Law Enforcement Technology Fund. The fund's most important project will be a $6 million realtime crime-tracking and mapping system.


Broward Community College is using the Sony TriniCom 5100 SuperSite group videoconferencing system to make remedial and college-level courses accessible to high-school students throughout the county.


The Georgia Statewide Academic and Medical System was named the networking award winner in the Awarding Computer Excellence (ACE) Awards program. Sponsored by the Office of the Governor and corporate partners, the ACE Awards are designed to raise awareness of how information technology applications can benefit the state's residents.


The state has established a purchasing contract with Micron Electronics. It gives the state's staff options in computer systems purchases, including using the Internet to select and order what is needed.


One click on the unclaimed property page, and anyone can find out if the state has turned up any money belonging to them. State officials see it as another way the public can be given full access to information.


Will County's 911 Emergency Telephone Systems Board is deploying a computer-aided dispatch system that will incorporate integrated police and fire department records management. Printrak International is helping to develop the system.


With the Rapid Renewal System, residents are able to update vehicle registrations without visiting the Bureau of Motor Vehicles. The online service is offered at a nominal additional charge of 50 cents per vehicle.


Gov. Terry Branstad met with other governors and high-tech industry executives at a forum in Portland, Ore., to discuss the integration of education and technology.


Lenexa, a city of 34,000 people, went off paper cold turkey this year. The mayor and council members now view all briefing materials on laptops they bring to council meetings. It is called the Paperless Packet Project.

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Biologists, researchers, students, professors and peregrine falcons are all benefiting from the Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources' Web site. The site offers a host of valuable information, including detailed GIS maps.


Gov. Mike Foster announced that during the legislative session that ended June 1, $24.15 million was committed