The city of Homewood is working with Intergraph Public Safety to develop a computer-aided dispatch system and a records management system for the city's police and fire departments.


The Child Support Enforcement Division began switching over to a new computer system in April. Aside from meeting the federal government's requirement, the new system will also allow parents to pay child support by automatic withdrawal for the first time.


The city of Mesa awarded a contract to Trimble for a GPS-based automatic vehicle location system. Trimble will equip 325 of the city's fire, EMS and police operations with the system, which will locate, manage and assist in the dispatch of vehicles for enhanced fleet operations.


The University of Arkansas is working with Computer Associates International as part of a program to update and optimize its existing information technology infrastructure.


Los Angeles World Airports is using GIS developed by Psomas to map noise contours. The GIS maps are the core of reports required for FAA federal funding to soundproof some 25,000 residences in the vicinity of the airport, where noise levels exceed state standards.


The state introduced a draft of its Multi-use Network Task Force Strategic Plan for a Statewide Telecommunication Infrastructure. The document is intended to fulfill the requirements of SB 96-102, which charged the state with developing and implementing requirements for a statewide information infrastructure.


Eastern Connecticut State University is using funds allocated by Gov. John Rowland under the CSU/CTC 2000 plan for computer wiring and installation.


The state is using HopeLine -- a voice-mail service donated by Bell Atlantic Mobile -- to allow residents of domestic violence and traditional shelters to communicate with prospective employers and landlords, child- and health-care providers, and family members.


The city of Hialeah signed a contract with Motorola for a $6.4 million, 800MHz trunked radio system for police, fire and nine other city agencies.


The state is bringing government closer to citizens. A new Web site is making it easier to contact state legislators, follow the activity of the General Assembly and access state government programs and services.


The state Legislature proposed to exempt the state from claims based on the calculation or generation of an incorrect date by a state-owned or operated computer system.


The Department of Education released a study showing the state's four-year, $41.2 million investment in technology for public schools is paying off. The study recommends the state continue investing in the area of technology.


The Cook County Sheriff's Office is using a criminal apprehension and booking system from NEC Technologies. Through the live scanning of fingerprints and connections to AFIS and computerized criminal-history records, the system will ensure the most efficient management of criminal records upon booking and movement of subjects within the criminal-justice system.


The state became the 18th in the nation to join the Western Governors' University project. By joining the public/private consortium, Indiana officials expect to offer residents an increased variety of educational resources and electronic delivery methods.


The Information Technology Management Committee announced that legislation is being supported to amend 1997 legislation and allow $2 million -- which was originally dedicated to hardware -- to be used for any authorized year-2000 compliance activity.


The Department of Human Resources is working with Computer Communications Specialists to establish call centers for the automated telephone processing of initial unemployment insurance claims. The project is expected to improve customer service for both claimants and employers, and result in dramatic cost savings for the state.